Philly indie rockers Spirit of the Beehive have introduced a brand new EP referred to as i’m so fortunate, due for launch September 1st by way of Saddle Creek. They’ll be celebrating the discharge with a brief run of 2023 tour dates, they usually’re giving a preview of what’s to come back with the brand new single “tapeworm” b/w “pure devotion 2.”
Regardless of its optimistic title, i’m so fortunate took place after summer time 2022, when Spirit of the Beehive bandmates Zack Schwartz and Rivka Ravede determined to finish their romantic relationship after being collectively for over 10 years. Though the breakup closely jeopardized the way forward for the band, i’m so fortunate isn’t solely a testomony to their artistic bond, but additionally a supply of catharsis for Schwartz and Ravede.
“For the primary three or 4 months after it ended, it was fairly tough,” Schwartz mentioned in a press launch. “I don’t know if anyone was certain we might proceed doing the band. However then we sorted it out slowly and we simply all needed to get again to work.” Pre-orders for the EP are ongoing.
Collectively, “tapeworm” and “pure devotion 2” present Spirit of the Beehive’s sonic vary; the previous is an eery psychedelic quantity led by roaring, noisy electrical guitar, whereas “pure devotion 2” — a sequel to a 2016 monitor — takes an off-kilter pop strategy: “When your head is on the chopping block all of them know, all of them speak/ I take a look at you desperately making an attempt to get up for me/ They don’t assume we’ll make it,” Ravede sings.
Spirit of the Beehive’s tour begins on September fifth in Cleveland and wraps up in Brooklyn on September fifteenth; discover tickets on the band’s website. Try the music video for “tapeworm” and “pure devotion 2” under, after which maintain scrolling to see the paintings and tracklist for i’m so fortunate, in addition to Spirit of the Beehive’s 2023 tour dates.
Spirit of the Beehive’s final album was 2021’s ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH.
i’m so fortunate EP Paintings:
i’m so fortunate EP Tracklist:
01. human debenture
02. actually taking place
04. pure devotion 2
Spirit of the Beehive 2023 Tour Dates:
09/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
09/06 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/09 – Arden, DE @ Arden Gild Corridor
09/10 – Baltimore, MD @ Present House
09/12 – Kingston, NY @ Tubbys
09/14 – Brattleboro, VT @ The Stone Church
09/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Child’s All Proper