|Album:||Build A Boat To The Sun||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Sea Of Bees||Added:||Nov 2015|
|Label:||3 Loop Music|
|Add Date:||2015-11-15||Pull Date:||2016-01-17|
|Week Ending:||Jan 17||Jan 10||Jan 3||Dec 27||Dec 20||Dec 13||Dec 6||Nov 29|
|1.||Jul 28, 2023:||KZSU Time Traveler
|4.||Sep 11, 2020:||KZSU Time Traveler
|2.||Aug 27, 2021:||KZSU Time Traveler
|5.||Jul 26, 2019:||KZSU Time Traveler
|3.||Jul 04, 2021:||KZSU Time Traveler (rebroadcast from Mar 1, 2019)
|6.||Mar 01, 2019:||KZSU Time Traveler
Sacramento area singer-songwriter, Julie Ann Baenziger, who bills herself as Julie Ann Bee, is back with her third album for Sea of Bees. The music touches a number of genres — folk-rock, Americana, pop, and rock — without any glitzy packaging or auto-tuning. The band primarily relies on piano, guitars, bass, and drums — with a dash of synthesizer thrown in — and it seems like Julie Bee plays them all. Other band members include Amber Padgett, John Bee and Geoffrey CK.
Recommended: 6, 1, 3, 4, 5, 10. No FCCs.
1. (5:03) Test Yourself – Lively, up-tempo pop-rock. Backbeat rhythm. Electric guitar. High lead vocals get a little “squeezed” at times and la la la’s are a bit sweet, like bees to honey. But it’s catchy. Lead single. ***
2. (4:52) Karma Kard – Fuzzed rock. Plodding beat. High, reverbed vocals.
3. (3:52) Old Bridge – Americana or folk-rock. Wistful vocals. Rhythm like a slowly rolling freight train. Piano. Light fingerpicked guitar. ***
4. (4:10) Ease – Relaxed tempo. Strummed guitars. Piano. Harmonized, yearning vocals. Builds to a fuller arrangement with backing chorus. ***
5. (4:36) Don’t Follow Me – Spare, honest storytelling vocals over folky strummed guitar. “Don’t follow me, I am lost/Trying to find my way home like everyone else.” **
6. (4:34) Little Sea — Really nice, melodic indie pop. Almost Beatles-like in feeling. Harmonized vocals. Brass in lead break. ****
7. (4:02) Dan – Mid-tempo pop-rock stroll. Synth orchestration. Piano.
8. (4:37) Moline – Slightly mysterious, darker folk. Starts after a long count-in. Strummed guitar.
9. (4:13) Dad – Old-timey song construction. Ooh, sha la la’s fit with a 1960s sound. Clearly, Dad preferred that decade.
10. (3:30) Monk – Sadness pervades. Mellow synth and cello maybe (or synth) create sorrowful underpinnings for a song about life’s disappointments. Somber brass in lead break. **
|1.||Test Yourself||6.||Little Sea|
|5.||Don't Follow Me||10.||Monk|