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    Our second studio release, from 2010. 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. While you are downloading, check out the videos from the album: http://beevsmoth.com/videos.html

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Peter Benko 03:53


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 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.

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