Sia‘s latest album, We Are Born, hit stores this past Tuesday.
Produced by Greg Kurstin (one half of the Bird and the Bee), the new album does a great job in capturing Sia’s upbeat and bubbly personality.
Although the majority of songs on the album are a departure from the downtempo vibe that originally put Sia on the map, old fans will still eat it up.
Highlights include “You’ve Changed,” “Be Good To Me” and a cover of Madonna’s “Oh Father”. For those of you who love to hear Sia slow things down, “I’m In Here” is just for you.
Sia’s official website, www.siamusic.net has undergone a makeover as well. Check it out to read her blogs, watch music videos, download exclusive remixes and catch up on all the latest news.
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)
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.
Continue reading Bird and the Bee @ Descanso Gardens (06/25/2009)
The Bird and the Bee (Inara George and Greg Kurstin) played not too far from home when they took the stage at the Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA on April 6th. The band has been playing a lot of local dates recently, as this was my third time seeing them this year.
Before the show, I ran into Inara outside the venue and thanked her for the station ID she recorded for the radio station a month or so ago (to hear it, tune into to Sirens of Song Online Radio). I then made a very feeble attempt at small talk, yet she was as gracious as always. Even gave me some ideas of where to eat before the show.
To give a quick rundown of the night, the band opened up with “My Love,” mellowed it out with “How Deep Is Your Love,” and covered Hall & Oates’ “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” which afterward turned into an on-stage discussion of the song’s title. The hijinks didn’t end there though.
Continue reading The Bird and the Bee @ Echoplex