Saturday, October 10, 2009

THE BEES - Octopus 2007

The Bees (known in United States as A Band of Bees) are an English band from Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. Although their sound is generally classified as indie rock or psychedelic music, the band have a colourful range of styles and influences, such as 1960s garage rock, country, reggae and jazz.

Octopus is the third album from British band The Bees, released on March 26, 2007. Continuing in the vein of the band's previous two albums, Sunshine Hit Me and Free the Bees, by recording their music in different areas, Octopus was self-produced in the band's own basement studio, The Steam Rooms, on the Isle of Wight. The style of the record is said to be a mix of both the sounds of its preceding two albums.

A high-rip version of Octopus was leaked in its entirety in December 2006, three months before its scheduled release. The leak also led to the album's initial release date of March 19 being moved up a week later. Fortunately, despite these issues, the album was generally well-received by fans and critics alike, with some claiming it to be the band's best record to date. [1]

The CD version of Octopus is also an enhanced disc, which enables owners of the album to join The Bees' mailing list and get access to exclusive free content, including a downloadable version of the "Who Cares What The Question Is?" music video.

All songs written and performed by The Bees.

"Who Cares What the Question Is?" – 3:35
"Love in the Harbour" – 4:02
"Left Foot Stepdown" – 4:05
"Got to Let Go" – 5:23
"Listening Man" – 4:47
"Stand" – 4:13
"(This Is for The) Better Days" – 4:37
"The Ocularist" – 3:56
"Hot One!" – 2:45
"End of the Street" – 1:55


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