Are You Prepared For The Atom Bomb? Are You Prepared For My Aching Arms? Are You Prepared, Are You Prepared?
Maybe it was the welcome presence of sunlight that did it. Maybe it was the calm chill in the air. Whatever the reason, today was the perfect day to listen to The Bird And The Bee. All that was missing was a parasol and a mai tai. Mostly a vanity project for LA studio vet Greg Kurstin ( Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, Peaches, Lily Allen) and solo artist Inara George ( daughter of Lowell George, frontman for the eclectic 70's southern rock band Little Feat,) their self titled debut album is a welcome burst of 60's Tropicalia goodness but with classic pop conventions. Imagine if you will, the Postal Service fronted by both Imogen Heap and Latetia Sadier (Stereolab) with production duties handled by a fedora clad Beck. Sound like an intriguing journey? You're not alone. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
The Bird And The Bee: Again & Again
The Bird And The Bee: La La La
The Bird And The Bee: Fucking Boyfriend
The Bird And The Bee: Preparedness