Listen to Another and Another
Brothers Joe and David Stark teamed up to form the stripped down rock and roll duo Baby Bee in the fall of 2011. After recording an independent 7 song EP with producer Dave Cobb, the brothers quickly began earning a loyal following close to their home in South Louisiana. “We wanted to do a project with just us two, and really get back to the basics,” says lead singer and guitarist Joe. And Baby Bee does indeed get back to the basics, but with a musical sophistication that matches the the house on fire immediacy with which it is played. The sons of musician parents, and no strangers to boozy Mardi Gras parties, these brothers play their brand of music with one foot in the swamp and the other in a pool of infectious pop melodies. The band has an instinctual inclination to write songs with big choruses and a boogie beat that makes everyone want to move their feet.
In 2012 Baby Bee signed a record deal with Universal Republic, who teamed the band up with super producer Brendan O’brien. In less than a month, they flushed out and recorded 14 songs with O’brien in Nashville, Tn. “ He knew exactly what to do to capture our sound and make it feel like it was jumping out of the speakers. He pushed us hard... and we wanted to perform great for him cause we respect him so much.”
The album, set to release in early 2013, encompasses the bands unique way of blending influences from their upbringing with an urgency that is explosively modern. These Louisiana boys stir up a gumbo of Chuck Berry and Queens of The Stone Age and serve it up in a bare bones bowl of confidence and swagger. Baby Bee know how to keep any rock and roll listener entertained and wanting more.
Ted “Bull Red” Chauvin
Owner -Bait Shop Records
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