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The Bird and The Bee Review

The Bird and The Bee

Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

Blue Note

 

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If the recently split garage rockers of Be Your Our Pet were ever to be collectively slipped a roofie and forced to reunite and record together, the music they would produce would not be far from that of The Bird and The Bee.

The Los Angles-based alt-pop duo, consisting of Inara George and Greg Kurstin, blend light and funky beats with lively melodies, coupled with George’s mellow voice and captivating lyrics.

Most songs on Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future have general underlying themes of admiration from afar and unrequited love. In the trackBirthday,George sings,Hold on, hold on, keep holding on to me/I will love you from the bottom/no one holds you better than me,entwining dainty lyrics with catchy melodies and making for an endearing love song that will easily have you singing along.

InYou’re A Cad,George sings of a romance gone wrong in which she is aware that her lover does not return her affection.You’re a rascal and a rove/A villain and a crook/Still I tug at your line/I’m a fish on your hook.The upbeat rhythms and the cheerful tone mask the true meaning of the lyricsa common occurrence in many other songs from the duo.

Through the duration of the album, The Bird and The Bee take us on an auditory adventure through love, innocent adoration and a bit of pure frustration.

A creative and loveable alternative pop record is hard to come by these days (sorry Fall Out Boy, but your shizz sounds all the same! What were you thinking with recycling old lyrics on your newest singleWhat A Catch, Donnie?”), but George and Kurstin successfully pull through. Each track on Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future is definitely worth a listen.

 

Give these tracks a listen:My Love” “Polite Dance Song” “Birthday For fans of: Metric, Goldfrapp

 

– Simone Wahng

Lyrics:You’re A Cad

 

So now you want the whole world to notice that you’ve come around,

Now you expect,

We’ll see how you’re really so much better now,

But I know the truth, I won’t waste my youth

 

On a cad and a bounder, a dog and a cheap

All the lives that you’ve had, all the hearts you eat

You’re a rascal and a rove, a villain and a crook

Still I tug at your line, I’m a fish on your hook

I should be better, but I’m worse

 

What’s the point pretending that you could be a better man

Just give in, since you always end up right back where you began

Still I know the truth, but I have a sweet tooth for a

 

Cad and a bounder, a dog and a cheap

All the lives that you’ve had, all the hearts you eat

You’re a rascal and a rove, a villain and a crook

Still I tug at your line, I’m a fish on your hook

You’re rash and you’re hasty

You’re reckless with my heart, still I wait by the phone

I will never get smart

I should be better, but I’m worse

 

[Still I know the truth, but I have a sweet tooth]

 

For a cad and a bounder, a dog and a cheap

All the lives that you’ve had, all the hearts you eat

You’re a rascal and a rove, a villain and a crook

Still I tug at your line, I’m a fish on your hook

You’re rash and you’re hasty

You’re reckless with my heart, still I wait by the phone

I will never get smart

I should be better, but I’m worse

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