August 28, 2014

Bee vs. Moth: Problems with Crowds

photo: Will Branch

Genre redefining bands are rare, but Austin based trio Bee vs. Moth has found a new way to present jazz. Throw in a bit of cheesy organ, dip it in DIY punk attitude and get freaky sounding music about halfway Frank Zappa and The Residents. Try to dance to it and you will fall over. Problems with Crowds serves as a taster for their new album Shelter in Place. To Hell with genres and boundaries, find a groove and fuck it up. No safety-nets, no parachutes, but great skill and lots of guts.

Further proof of their risk taking is a joint project with The Invincible Czars to turn Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition into a jazz rock piece of sorts. Want to bet that it will be lot more interesting than the Emerson, Lake and Palmer version?

Bee vs. Moth:
James Fidlon: guitar
Philip Moody: electric & upright bass
Sarah Norris: drums, percussion

Live dates:
  • 09/19 Austin, TX @ Spider House Ballroom (w/ Peter Stopschinski, POON, and Foot Patrol)
  • 09/26 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
  • 09/27 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
  • 09/28 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
  • 09/29 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown
  • 09/30 Hamden, CT @ private house concert (w/ 11twelve13)
  • 10/01 Boston, MA @ TT the Bear's Place (w/ Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band)
  • 10/02 New York, NY @ Pianos
  • 10/03 Pittsburgh, PA @ VIA Festival - Thunderbird Cafe
  • 10/04 Washington, DC @ Sonic Circuits Festival
  • 10/05 Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
  • 10/06 Tulsa, OK @ The Soundpony


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