Monday, January 26, 2009

Mellow Gold: The Bird and The Bee, Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future

Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future, the latest album from L.A. duo the Bird and the Bee, is a continuation of the methods that the band has perfected over the last several years. Inara George's milky-smooth, Feist-like vocals are set to Greg Kurstin's cloudy dream-pop and jazzy time signatures, which sounds just as good on record as it does on paper. George uses her uncommonly strong presence to stay in firm control of the album by committing to her role as frontwoman without becoming steeped in the overt sexuality or the predictable vulnerability that can sometimes be associated with a prominent vocalist who happens to be easy on the eyes.

*****Read the full review here.