plus: the birthday bash for Dana (Bee and Flower) and Stephen (Ulrich Ziegler)!
more info coming soon.
NEW RECORD AVAIL NOW!!
direct link to Bandcamp for digital download of Suspension & preorder cd/vinyl (on sale!)
you should get this record. we worked on it for a long, long time. yes, it was a labor of love. all support is greatly appreciated.
Mar 17 @ Univ of Delaware, Newark DE
Mar 18 @ Balliceaux Richmond VA
Mar 19 @ Delancey/Small Beast NY NY
….. & look for us in Europe this May
All tour dates @ http://beeandflower.com/tour
Excellent review of Bee and Flower’s upcoming album, Suspension:
The word “suspension” is defined as a hiatus or cessation; as the shock-absorbing guts of a vehicle; or as several prolonged tones bleeding into one another. Each of these meanings seems entirely appropriate for Bee and Flower’s third album, their first after four years away from the limelight.
From a musical perspective, bassist-singer-bandleader Dana Schechter warmly embraces contrasts and smoothes them to the point where sonorous comfort becomes barely distinguishable from lurking unease. Her sensuous voice and dusky melodies convert deep yearning into cool elegance, while a stiff-backed rhythm section and recently returned cofounder Lynn Wright’s cantankerous guitar flirt with disquiet. The embellishments of original violinist Jon Petrow, also since reunited with the group, add equal parts melancholy and luster.
Unapologetic beauty softens deceptively knotty song structures that refuse to detract from the pleasures of luxuriant arrangements, blushing pop, and smoky atmospheres. The single “Jackson,” with its wistful chorus and affable yet never simple hooks, epitomizes this mélange of the sublime, the sinister, and the sexy.
Bee and Flower’s continental makeup—a foot in New York, a second in Berlin, roots stretching from San Francisco to the American South—guarantees a certain piquant schizophrenia, but you’ll only notice it if you go searching for it. A far wiser idea is to relax, pour yourself something strong, and get lost in the gracefully ecstatic throes of Suspension.
Jordan N. Mamone, New York City, February 15, 2011
Bee and Flower review at Lost In Your Inbox: ‘What a lovely discovery this band is. Lead singer Dana Schechter has a wonderfully smokey voice, and the music is an atmospheric mix of lush reverb and delicate guitars, with a touch of a retro-organ and some very cool…’ (To read more, click here)
Bee and Flower’s cover of ‘The Bridge’ for the Scott Walker 30 Century Man feature film soundtrack (To listen, click here)
Bee and Flower (and broken bikes) in Copenhagen
Bee and Flower performing at the ‘Small Beast Music Salon’ at The Delancey in NYC
Bee and Flower’s Dana Schecter and Joni Heine playing with American Music Club in Belgrade, Serbia
Bee and Flower at Candy Bomber Studio in Berlin during the recording of Suspension (From top: Lynn Wright; Dana Schechter and Ingo Krauss; Roderick Miller)