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Bee Hives [Digipak]

  • 1. [Untitled]
    2. Market Fresh
    3. Weddings
    4. hHallmark
    5. Backyards - (featuring Emily Haines of Metric)
    6. Da Da Da, Da
    7. Ambulance for the Ambience
    8. Time = Cause
    9. Lover's Spit - (featuring Feist)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 6

  • Credits
    ProducerOhad Benchetrit; David Newfeld; Richard Woodcraft

    Includes previously unreleased tracks and b-sides.
    Recorded between 2000 & 2003.
    Broken Social Scene: Dave Newfeld, Leslie Feist, Emily Haines, Jason Collett, Kevin Drew, Ohad Benchetrit, Justin Peroff, Andrew Whiteman, Charles Spearin, Jessica Moss, Brendan Canning.
    Recording information: Rak Studios, London, England (06/2001-10/2003); Some School Of The Arts (06/2001-10/2003); Th' Schvitz (06/2001-10/2003).
    In the wake of their breakthrough album, YOU FORGOT IT IN PEOPLE, Toronto's Broken Social Scene released this compilation of B-sides, alternate versions, and previously unreleased songs. Fans dreading a mixed bag of lo-fi thrashing and half-finished demos can relax, as this collection coheres in a nicely mellow way that shows how the pop brilliance of PEOPLE connects to the largely instrumental outing FEEL GOOD LOST.
    Most of the music here consists of multi-guitar drone, burbling synths, and live drum breaks, a combination that makes the Scene one of the more lovely and accessible post-rock outfits. "hHallmark" sounds like it could find a home with Yo La Tengo, while the chimes and plucking of "Ambulance for the Ambience" recalls Aphex Twin in a good mood. Only two of the tracks have vocals: "Backyards" features Emily Haines (Metric), who adds a warm earthy touch to the avant-garde backdrop, while the other reconfigures "Lover's Spit" (from PEOPLE) with a mournful piano and Leslie Feist's heartbreaking singing. "Time = Cause" gets a boost from a Mick Jagger-style yowl that eventually drifts into the void with the rest of the noises, forming one beautiful, shimmering, droning whole.

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.108) - "[T]he sound of a lazy Sunday afternoon that lasts into midweek....You'll wish you owned a hammock." - Grade: B+
    CMJ (4/04, p.35) - "[I]t possesses a coherence and focus that belie its disparate source material."
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