Beekeepers ...the world won’t let me sleep.

Four Vancouver music veterans take a mod trip into the British pop of the ’60s and come off sounding surprisingly authentic. Spot-on harmonies, sweet hooks and stellar musicianship highlight the songs. There’s a distinctly psychedelic twist to tracks like “Lunatic” not only because of the Syd Barrett style, but the track might actually be about him. Other highlights include the speedy pop of “Crash,” the Bowie-esque “Demolished Man,” a bit of early Who on “Bacon” and the Kinks storytelling style of “Life In A Cottage” and “For The Love Of Torture.” In fact, the band’s ever-present Kinks affectations aren’t discouraged any by the fact that three of the band members pose as brothers. (Independent)