The Bird And The Bee – Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future

January 29, 2009

thebirdandthebeeThe second LP from The Bird And The Bee (Inara George and Greg Kurstin, respectively) opens with a sunny fanfare evocative of the 60’s and promptly launches into the one of the best songs on the album, “My Love,” just under four minutes of blissed out dance pop that more or less exemplifies the shimmering, high gloss music listeners are in for the rest of the record. Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future is a such a breezy, playful and just plain fun set of music that one might not appreciate the sophistication of the arrangements or the general skill it took to so seamlessly blend the various elements that comprise the 14 tracks included here: Listeners will find 60’s era American and French pop mixed with psychedelic rock, bossa nova, ragtime, hip hop and electronica, to name a few. If you are an indie pop fan, obviously this is the record for you, but for anyone looking for music you can dance to that’s adult, witty and abundantly inventive, I couldn’t recommend Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future more. Standout cuts: “My Love,” “Love Letter To Japan,” “Polite Dance Song” and “Birthday.”

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