by Bee vs. Moth

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    Our second studio release. More instrumental accidents from Austin, TX. Sounds on the record range from the traditional to the unusual: upright bass, accordion, trombone, flute, slide whistle, vibraphone, and a historical oddity called the intonarumori. Musical surprises await inside. The album includes all 12 tracks on our 2010 release (not just those available for preview and single download). You can choose 320k mp3, FLAC, or many other formats. While you are downloading, check out the videos from the album:

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Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Songs Considered says "I hear the sounds of Ornette Coleman and the band Television. And sometimes in the same song."

And when given a preview of the album, local press Austin Sound had this to say:
Let this be a lesson to us all, then: this is your brain when you "listen to coffee all day." It apparently becomes some glorious freaked up mash of Ravel's "Bolero" in a blender. From what we've heard, it's the expectedly unexpected from the group—their brand of crazy that falls somewhere between jazz and Zappa (Jazzappa!?).


released September 6, 2010

Ivo Gruner: Trumpet & Cornet
Thomas van der Brook: Baritone & Tenor Sax
Aaryn Russell: Guitar
Philip Moody: Electric & Upright Bass
Sarah Norris: Drums, Vibraphone, Percussion, Intonarumori

All Songs Published by Aggraveire Music (ASCAP)

Recorded & Mixed by Thomas van der Brook at tonehaus
Mastered by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders

Artwork Design by Abby Schultz
Artwork Concept by Philip Moody



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Bee vs. Moth Austin, Texas

Bee vs. Moth is a band of music-making people, a.k.a. “musicians.” The band has one foot in the world of jazz and creative improvisation, and the other firmly planted on a distortion pedal. Their uniquely astylistic instrumental style may not be a tautology. Bee vs. Moth is paved with intentions. ... more

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