The Bird and the Bee meet Hall & Oates with The Bird and the Bee’s newest release – Interpreting the Masters Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates. (The Bird and the Bee and Goldfrapp release an album on the same day. Could things get any better?)
Inara George and Greg Kurstin cover classic Hall & Oates songs while adding their own unique style. The CD is a treat for both fans of the Bird and the Bee and fans of Hall & Oates. If you’re a fan of both groups, it’s bliss.
Also included on the album is the original track “Heard It On The Radio.”
Heard It On The Radio
I Can’t Go For That
Kiss On My List
One On One
If you don’t have the album yet, you can listen to it in its entirety at thestreetdate.com
Other interesting facts about the album:
– Shirley Manson of Garbage does backing vocals on “Maneater”
– The album cover closely resembles the artwork on Hall & Oates’ Private Eyes
Last night, the Bird and the Bee performed in front of a capacity crowd at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. Not only was it a rare opportunity to see the band perform songs from the upcoming release, Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates, but it would also be the last Bird and the Bee show for a while, due to lead singer Inara George‘s pregnancy.
From the moment Inara walked on stage, it was obvious that pregnancy didn’t hinder her sense of style, as she was dressed in a fashionable, form-fitting dress. Overwhelmed by the turnout, Inara thanked everyone in attendance, as it marked only their second sold out show in Los Angeles. In a fitting tribute, the show was dedicated to T-Bone Wolk, longtime bass player, collaborator and friend of Hall & Oates who passed away earlier in the week. Continue reading The Bird and the Bee @ El Rey Theatre (03/05/2010)
Tickets are currently on sale for the March 5th the Bird and the Bee show at the El Rey in Los Angeles, CA.
The show will be in support of their upcoming CD, Guiltless Pleasures Volume 1: A tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates.
It will be the last Bird and the Bee show for quite a while, as Inara George is expecting a newborn in April.
Try it before you buy it! Visit KCRW to listen to Inara George’s Accidental Experimental in full. The album stream is available on demand until January 5, 2010.
Inara George, one half of the Bird and the Bee, recently released a new solo album, Accidental Experimental.
The 11-track, digital only release can be downloaded at iTunes, Amazon, or any other digital music store. As of this writing, the album is $8.99 at Amazon and $10.89 on iTunes.
If you liked her solo debut, All Rise, chances are you’re going to like Accidental Experimental too. Standout tracks include “Surprise,” “Bottlecaps” and “Can’t Say No.”
Visit her myspace page to preview some tracks in full.
Last night, the Bird and the Bee (Inara George and Greg Kurstin) were in their natural habitat, as they played an outdoor show at Descanso Gardens in La Canada, CA. The show was open to all ages, so fans both young and old were on hand to view the Main Lawn performance.