Thursday, February 12, 2009

On my turntable: The Bird and The Bee: Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

There's an old-school comfort in going to the local record shop, browsing through the new LP's, finding what you were hoping you'd find, and bringing it home. The new double LP from The Bird and The Bee was released this week, and I just finished my first listen. OH BOY I like this record.

A couple of the songs on the new album were released previously on the EPs Please Clap Your Hands (2007) and One Too Many Hearts (2008), and are available now on vinyl for the first time. The LP also features a vinyl-only bonus track, "Leggs". One of the album's many highlights is completely infectious "Love Letter To Japan", which is also the soundtrack to their groovy new video:

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