The Bees, The Mother Hips Release Split 7" April 22

New York City based-indie Camera Records will release a split 7″ vinyl single on April 22 from two acclaimed bands: Isle of Wright’s Mercury prize-nominated The Bees (also known as A Band of Bees in America) and esteemed California quartet The Mother Hips. The single offers two brand new, limited edition tracks: “Papa Echo” by The Bees and “Childish Dreams” by The Mother Hips.

The release marks the first studio recordings since 2007’s Octopus by The Bees and Kiss The Crystal Flake by The Mother Hips. The coupling of the two bands unites their signature psychedelic-70’s-power-pop, however, both The Bees and Mother Hips possess a colorful range of styles and influences, such as 60’s rock, country, reggae and jazz.

Both The Bees and The Mother Hips are currently working on material for new full-length records in their own studios, in between tour dates. The single will be released digitally at a later date.

Side A’s “Papa Echo” from The Bees swirls their well-known psychedelia with blazing Latin-jazz and salsa rhythms. Side AA’s “Childish Dreams” from The Mother Hips brings a fresh punch to the bands’ repertoire, “melding heady Revolver-era vocals with Zombies-esque pop.” The record is enveloped in an antique green sleeve screen-printed in NYC with original hand-drawn lettering.

The Mother Hips Tour Dates:
04/10 | Los Angeles, CA
04/11 | Solana Beach, CA
04/12 | Solana Beach, CA
05/01 | Philadelphia, PA
05/02 | New York, NY
05/03 | New York, NY
05/09 | Chicago, IL
05/10 | Chicago, IL
05/15 | Sacramento, CA
05/16 | Chico, CA
05/17 | Modesto, CA
05/18 | San Francisco, CA
05/31 | Santa Barbara, CA
06/05 | Reno, NV
06/13 | Santa Cruz, CA
06/14 | Santa Cruz, CA
07/03-06 | Quincy, CA High Sierra Music Festival
08/24 | San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Golden Gate Park

The Bees Tour Dates:
Apr 19 Rock’N’Roll and Soul (DJ SET) LONDON
May 23 Hare and Hounds (DJ SET) BIRMINGHAM
May 31 Summer Party 2008 NOTTINGHAM
Aug 30 Moseley Folk Festival BIRMINGHAM

The Mother Hips: website | myspace
The Bees: website | myspace

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