Published Jan 22, 2013Vancouver's beekeeper are nothing if not exuberant, and the math pop band will be putting their energy to good use in the coming weeks by releasing a new EP and hitting the road in Canada.
The new EP is called Shout at People, and the band will release it with a hometown show on February 9. The EP consists of five tracks, which they recorded and mixed at Vancouver's Warehouse Studio.
The EP is said to feature a quirky sound that draws on a diverse array of influences, and its songs range from comedic 40-second ditties ("Bees") to cowpunk love songs featuring orchestra of kazoos ("Oh Hi!"). A press release further explains, "Shout at People showcases beekeeper's skillful balancing of chaos and control, with an ability to continually captivate and surprise even their veteran listeners. Alternately heartwarming and menacing, engaging and bewildering, Shout at People proves that beekeeper is a band for anyone willing to admit they're a little bit weird at heart."
Watch an in-studio video for the song "I Don't Need Hope, I Need Whiskey" at the bottom of the page.
To spread the word about this new EP, beekeeper will hit the road in Canada this winter. Following a few Ontario shows later this month, they will return to the western provinces for a handful of gigs in February. Scroll past the tracklist to see the schedule.
The EP will be followed by a full-length album, which the band intend to record this year.
Shout at People:
2. It's the Blood
3. I Don't Need Hope, I Need Whiskey
4. Oh Hi!
5. Good News
1/26 St. Catharine's, ON - The Mansion House
1/27 Peterborough, ON - The Red Garnet
1/31 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's
2/9 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
2/21 Abbottsford, BC - Champion Jacks
2/23 Revelstoke, BC - The Last Drop
2/24 Calgary, AB - The New Black
2/26 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
2/28 Vancouver, BC - CBC Toque Sessions