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Camera Records is proud to release a split 7" vinyl single on April 22 from two acclaimed bands: Isle of Wight’s Mercury prize-nominated The Bees (also known as "A Band of Bees" in America) and esteemed California quartet The Mother Hips. The single offers two brand new tracks, "Papa Echo" by The Bees and "Childish Dreams" by The Mother Hips.
The release marks the first studio recordings since 2007’s Octopus by The Bees and Kiss The Crystal Flake by The Mother Hips. The record is a must have for afficionados who truly appreciate the psychedelic-70’s-power-pop movement.
“Papa Echo” from The Bees swirls their well-known psychedelia with blazing Latin-jazz and salsa rhythms. Side AA’s "Childish Dreams" from The Mother Hips brings a fresh punch to the bands' repertoire, "melding heady Revolver-era vocals with Zombies-esque pop."
The antique green sleeve was screen-printed in NYC with hand-drawn lettering by Hugh Miller Surratt, the resident poster artist at Michigan State University from 1970-1975, drawing posters for Miles Davis, The Byrds, Frank Zappa, and The Grateful Dead, among others.
"Melting down the 1960s and 70s and pressing them into something new. The quality of their material gives them the strength to stand on their own.....supremely engaging music of modern psych-pop."
-The Bees // Pitchfork
“Beautifully intense pop of the highest order. The Hips’ fascination with pure sonic tomfoolery and enduring song structure make them a worthy successor to Badfinger, Television and others who illuminate rock's fundamental pleasures. ”
-The Mother Hips // Paste
CURRENT TOUR DATES:
THE MOTHER HIPS
03/28 | Petaluma, CA
04/10 | Los Angeles, CA
04/11 | Solana Beach, CA
04/12 | Solana Beach, CA
05/01 | Philadelphia, PA
05/02 | New York, NY
05/03 | New York, NY
05/09 | Chicago, IL
05/10 | Chicago, IL
05/18 | San Francisco, CA
04/19 | Rock'n'Roll and Soul (DJ SET) LONDON
04/25 | Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Hare and Hounds (DJ SET) BIRMINGHAM
Moseley Folk Festival BIRMINGHAM
Visit the following website(s) for biographical info, press photos, and tour dates:
The Mother Hips