- 20 Jan 22
Tickets to see Spirit of the Beehive at Whelan's are available now from www.singularartists.ie.
Spirit of The Beehive are slated to perform their debut headline Irish show at Whelans on Saturday 16th April 2022 - presented by singular artists.
The highly anticipated debut performance celebrates their fourth album released back in April 2021, Entertainment, Death via Saddle Creek Records. The brilliant album from the Philadelphia electro-psych trio is reclusive, cryptic, late-night paranoia music.
The album signals new chapters for the band on multiple fronts, being the first to feature their new three-piece lineup, as well as the first to be entirely self-recorded and produced. In the spring of 2020, the trio began to write their new album at a distance by emailing files back and forth.
"The process of making this album was basically the exact opposite of our experience creating Hypnic Jerks," Zack Schwartz (formerly of the band Glocca Morra) explains.
"We had to record that in seven days, because that was the studio time we had, whereas Entertainment, Death was made over the course of three, four months."
Recording remotely offered the band an incentive to experiment with new possibilities for their sound, resulting in an album that is unlike any Spirit of The Beehive has released before.
Schwartz describes his songwriting process as a stream-of-consciousness, while Rivka Ravede asserts that she doesn't typically write vocal parts with any specific intention in mind.
"When I write, the narrative usually doesn't present itself until after the song is done. And even then, it depends on how the listener interprets the words," Ravede reflects. Corey Wichlin completes the line-up.
The Philadelphia band's debut self-titled album was released in 2014. An EP entitled You Are Arrived (But You've Been Cheated), landed the following year. In 2017, the band released their second full-length called Pleasure Suck, on Tiny Engines before third album Hypnic Jerks came in 2018.
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