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The Bird And The Bee

Multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin and doe-eyed vocalist Inara George draw upon a fondness for jazz standards and '60s tropicalia to deliver the stylish tones of the Bird and the Bee. The two musicians were introduced in 2004 by mutual friend Mike Andrews, whom George had enlisted to produce her solo debut, All Rise. Needing someone to contribute piano to several tracks, Andrews called upon Kurstin, who had studied under renowned jazz pianist Jaki Byard during his college years. George and Kurstin soon found themselves spending hours together in the studio, where a shared interest in jazz-based music -- something that George hadn't explored much on All Rise -- helped lay the foundation for the Bird and the Bee.

Apart from Kurstin's work with Byard, neither musician had done much with jazz or tropicalia before. Kurstin had previously contributed keyboards to selections by Beck, and his production credits included work with the Flaming Lips, Peaches, and Lily Allen (with whom the Bird and the Bee would later tour). On the other hand, George -- the daughter of Little Feat's Lowell George -- had pursued work as a Shakespearean actress before forming the post-grunge band Lode and subsequently embarking on a solo career. Both George and Kurstin began to explore new sounds and textures in Kurstin's studio in Echo Park, CA, eventually composing enough sun-kissed material for their debut EP, Again and Again and Again and Again, which arrived in late October 2006. The Bird and the Bee's self-titled LP was released the following year by Blue Note Records, spawning a number one hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart with a remix of the sassy "F**king Boyfriend."

After enjoying positive press from such outlets as NPR, the pair returned to the studio. Please Clap Your Hands, a five-song EP featuring a cover of the Bee Gees' "How Deep Is Your Love," arrived in September 2007, and the duo heralded its release by joining Rilo Kiley on a fall tour. Two digital EPs, One Too Many Hearts and Live from Las Vegas at the Palms, helped placate the group's audience in early 2008 while Kurstin and George readied a second album, which eventually arrived in the form of 2009's Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future. Meanwhile, Inara George also found time to issue two albums: An Invitation, an orchestral project recorded with Van Dyke Parks, and Accidental Experimental, a digital album released several months later.

Kurstin kept himself similarly busy. After wrapping up the recording sessions for Lily Allen's second album, he spent 2009 producing music for the likes of Kris Allen and KeSha. By the end of the year, however, he'd teamed up with George once again, this time to pay tribute to the music of Hall & Oates. Interpreting the Masters Vol. 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates was released in early 2010, comprising eight cover songs and one original number. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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Does anybody else smell burning feathers?
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they are really growing on me
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This is new to me. Kinda dig it. Like her voice.
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guptaas
i dont like this song too much
Eric Hutchinson is much MUCH better!
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guptaas
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't read this you will die in two days. Now that you've started reading this don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on five songs in the next 143 min. when your done press F6 an your lovers name will pop up on your screen in big letters. Trust me it works.
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The have such a pristine way of composing their songs togather, I love it. They imply some less appropriate themes in their songs but manage to present it in a way where it's respectable and actually still sounds appealing. Love them.
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@morekatiemo r g a n Same!
@betitio58 I happen to have mature taste in fun quality groups such as B&tB.
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This band makes me happy. I love to sing along. I notice when mt life if going good, this is my favorite station.
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The Bird and the Bee has been a group I first heard back in 2007 and have enjoyed all the music they have released! Thanks! A great addition to my station's playlist!
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I thought this was a place to give your opinion of artist at top of page? So these stupid posts like one right below this one, this listener... shame on you, wasting comment space with this type of trivial tripe! wait, and the other 2/3 posts of similar junk need site respective matters too! SHAME! SHAME! It's not FUN it's STUPID!
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes.. When done press 16 And your lover's name will come on the screen In big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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she sounds like Rumer
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I agree, they do have an interesting style, cool stuff!
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covergirltm
My fave duo! Ugh!!!!!!!!! ! They sing exactly how I feel!!!
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I can dig it :)
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Awesome sound they have :)
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awesome and amazing and great and wonderful and wow.
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Kiss hand 10 times
Say crushs name 15 times
Post on 3 songs
Look at hand
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This freaked me out This isn't fake. Apparently, if you copy and paste this on ten comments in the next ten minutes, you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain you will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I'm sorry
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Love this music! They're amazing :) Love Letter To Japan was the first one I heard, and it remains as one of my top favorites
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lexibh
Love Polite Dance Song and Love Letter to Japan. So amazing!
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bre52617
average
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armsbyned
normally don't like to post negative things but this is just insufferably awful.
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sadly i like this song... i dont know why....
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clairejacobs 0 8 1 2
Dont read this because it actually works. You will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes when done press f6 and your lover's name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary beacause it actually works!
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I think more people should know about this band. They're better than most artists these days.
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something about this is just so relaxing... c:
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i feel like i'm in some fun saloon/bar in an old western town :D
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im into somthing good! ( ;
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Listen to La LA LA and smile!
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bluesdance
this is so nice...
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rockn
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Wost band ever :/
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I ADORE The Bird and the Bee
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talented and stylish-impr e s s i v e .
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This is one of my favorite new bands. So playful and fun!
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Love this band! It rox
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http://youtu . b e / P H 6 1 W U V k r a o
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e_amaro00
LOVE =)
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ninipie37
It actually says COMMENTS up there.
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ninipie37
Oh, also you guys, I think this spot is for COMMENTS not cheesy little insults.
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ninipie37
Such good songs!
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love love love love love
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iancrandall4
tim and eric did a video for this song, it is awesome, great job
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279277301
watch the youtube video Fruit in Love it has this song and it's so cute! made me cry 4 times!
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bishop_8200
I don't know about all the hating on the Birds and the Bees is about, if you wanna hate on anything hate on the new pandora design. Its ridiculous to navigate and is a rip off of face book, the original style was so much better
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They remind me of Freeze pop.
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supermochiya y a
I agree with betitio58, below. Totally annoying. Thumbs DOWN on my Pandora list.....
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I hate cutesy, ten cent a dozen voices. Music is bad as well that would only appeal to those with immature taste in untalented groups.
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Inara George's *other* band, The Living Sisters - they're rad, check 'em out! - is playing a Patsy Cline tribute show in LA on May 7th Wanna come? Info/tix: http://tinyu r l . c o m / 3 w q k d m u
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