The Bird and the Bee‘s Recreational Love keeps finding new adherents, most recently at Renowned for Sound. In its review, the site said the LP is an “extremely solid collection of new music” and “a thoroughly enjoyable return to the scene for the duo” of Greg Kurstin and Inara George. The review says the album’s highlight is “Jenny,” which it calls “a simple, bleeping dance track that sounds almost freakishly animated compared to its companions, but slots in perfectly on the album regardless.” Check out the review here.
George and Kurstin also recently did an interview with PrideSource, demonstrating the duo’s large appeal with gay audiences. According to George, “The gay community has pretty good taste.” Elsewhere in the interview, the duo discusses what it’s like to be mistaken for a romantic couple, what George thinks of Kurstin’s career as a hitmaker for the likes of Sia and Lily Allen, and whether or not we can expect another cover album from the band after 2010’s tribute to Hall & Oates. Read it here.
The duo have announced some live dates for the fall:
10/10 – Taste of South Lake Fest – Pasadena, CA
10/28 – Social Hall SF – San Francisco, CA
11/01 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
11/02 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN