Sea Of Bees Build A Boat To The Sun on Limited Edition Import LP + Download
Sea of Bees is the musical project of Julie Ann Bee, or Jules as everyone calls her. New album Build A Boat To The Sun serves as the follow-up to the acclaim of her debut Songs For The Ravens and sophomore set Orangefarben. It sees Jules leaving the darkness for brighter horizons, gathering the good things up, leaving the bad behind and moving forward. The music has also moved forward sonically from the previous releases with more tracks having a full band sound after Jules bought a drum set and spent as much time playing drums as guitar.
The immediate upbeat pop swagger of "Test Yourself" and alt-rocker "Karma Kard" set out the sail for this album as Jules and producer John Baccigaluppi again visit a variety of styles across the album. There are moments of the folk-pop that brought the initial critical acclaim in "Don’t Follow Me" and "Moline," touches of lush orchestration in "Monk" and "Little Sea" and even a nod to the electronica of Grandaddy (Jason Lytle is a big fan) on "Dan." The album was mixed with Jesse Lauter as Jules and John were big fans of his work with the Low Anthem.
"A female Sparklehorse. Her music is rooted very much in folk and rock but wildly experimental; some crazy, beautiful, wonderful sounds." - Robin Hilton, NPR