Sunday, February 25, 2007

Mouthful of Bees, The End

Why didn't someone tell me about this before now? I've recently received a copy of The End from Minnesota's Mouthful of Bees, and I think that it might be one of the best recordings that I've heard so far this year. If you were a fan of The Loon or The Walkmen's A Hundred Miles Off, chances are you'll find something you like in the instantly addictive indie rock of Mouthful of Bees.

The End has an intent focus on amplified instrumentation that you'd expect to hear from a noisy group of garage rockers, except here the music is layered with melodies and hooks that could incite a group of indie kids and hipsters to dance across the dirty floor of any venue in town. Recorded in the fall of 2006 in a friend's basement studio, the majority of the work involved in producing the album was done by band members Micky Alfano (bass guitar), Katelyn Farstad (drums), Mark Ritsema (guitar) and Chris Farstad (guitar, lead vocals.) This is their debut album from Afternoon Records, and you can hear a few tracks from it below.

Mouthful of Bees - The End
  1. The Now
  2. Jessica
  3. Under the Glacier
  4. I Saw A Golden Light
  5. Serpent
  6. Talking
  7. Get Out
  8. Airplane
  9. Sunny
  10. Upon Reaching Cedar Falls, IA
  11. Old Gold

If you're into it, you can pick up the album via Afternoon Records, at eMusic, or at your local independent record store.

Mouthful of Bees will be touring through the midwest this summer, and will be looking to complete their sophomore album this coming fall. Show them some love at


Anonymous said...

Hey, I like the loon, and i like this cd! wow.