Paste Shares The Bird And The Bee’s Van Halen Cover Featuring Beck

Posted on Jul 22, 2019
Paste Shares The Bird And The Bee’s Van Halen Cover Featuring Beck

Paste has the latest Van Halen cover from The Bird and the Bee. “‘Hot For Teacher,'” writes the zine, “trades the original song’s throttling percussion and electric guitar lead for rapid piano keying and a pulsing synth, and opens with spoken word by Beck.” According to Paste, “Vocalist Inara George takes on David Lee Roth’s growl in the form of a soft and weightless falsetto as the song explodes into haywire jazz percussion, horns and buzzing organ tones.” As the site notes, “‘Hot For Teacher’ follows two previously released cuts from the band’s forthcoming Interpreting the Masters Volume 2: A Tribute to Van Halen collection, an 11-track tribute record that reinterprets some of the wilder and more infamous cuts from David Lee Roth-era Van Halen, set for release on Aug. 2. A Tribute to Van Halen is the second volume in the band’s Interpreting the Masters tribute series, the first being 2010’s A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates.”  Read more here.

The band is touring behind the record. See them!

08/02 – John Anson Ford Theater – Los Angeles, CA *
   featuring Dave Grohl on drums and Justin Meldel-Johnsen on bass
08/11 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN
08/12 – Sleeping Village – Chicago, IL
08/14 – Mr. Small’s Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
08/15 – Columbus Theatre – Providence, RI
08/16 – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
08/17 – Elsewhere – Brooklyn, NY
08/20 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
08/21 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
08/22 – Saturn – Birmingham, AL
08/24 – Trees – Dallas, TX
08/25 – Parish – Austin, TX
08/28 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
08/29 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
08/30 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA

with support from Samantha Sidley and Alex Lilly, except *

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