National Beekeepers Society
National Beekeepers Society is a three piece indie rock outfit that exploded onto the music scene last year from Madison, Wisconsin. Their music is a darkly fun rock style that incorporates aspects of bands such as Spoon, Thee Headcoats and Pavement, along with a 1960's rock and roll feel similar to that of the Kinks. On the band's self-titled first release, National Beekeepers Society unleash a taut, aggressive set of tracks that have been described as a primitive, raw sound rarely encountered in today's music. The lyrics are smart, quirky and refreshing. Grab this album now and hear how 2007 should sound! From the Press: 'Themes of death, sickness and suicide all wrapped in jangly guitars and slightly twisted lyrics make National Beekeepers Society's self-titled release a compelling and strangely satisfying listen. Respect to these Wisconsin boys.' -Billy Zero, XM Satellite Radio "With ten songs in twenty-seven minutes, the National Beekeepers Society seem to have taken a page from Weezer's playbook: rock as hard as you can for thirty minutes and then get out quick. "Swing Dream Requiem" comes closest to the aggresive rock of the Pixies while standout track "Scars" yearns to be Neutral Milk Hotel. This is fine, because other than perhaps the Arcade Fire, no one's writing songs like that anymore." -Rick's Cafe, Madison WI 'National Beekeepers Society's recent self-titled LP laid quirky keyboards and harmonies over a world-weary rock base. It's a lo-fi unassuming record, yet the band doesn't seem to be completely joking when it claim's Brian Eno as an influence- - "Scars", an otherwise somber acoustic song, benefits from a strange, buzzing synth in the background.' -The Onion.