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Premiere Track from our
September Release, Shelter in Place

Our next album, Shelter in Place, will release 9/9. "Problems with Crowds" premiered on Pop Matters. We're so glad to be sharing new music with you! Shelter in Place features our new guitarist, James Fidlon, and a variety of instruments unlike any of our previous albums.

Pre-sale is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon digital, and on CD.

More debut tracks and videos to come!

Austin Shows & 2014 Album Release Tour

Friday 9/19 Austin CD Release Show @ Spider House Ballroom
w/ Foot Patrol, Poon, and Peter Stopschinski

We hit the road in September to share our new album, Shelter in Place:

Friday 9/26 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik w/ Autotomii & Doombalaya
Saturday 9/27 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
w/ Clothes and 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra
Sunday 9/28 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave w/ Mumu Tutu
Monday 9/29 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown w/ Le Weekend
Tuesday 9/30 Hamden, CT @ Private House Concert w/ 11twelve13
Wednesday 10/1 Boston, MA @ T.T. the Bear's Place w/
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Bent Knee, & Bury Me Standing
Thursday 10/2 New York, NY @ Pianos w/ TBA
Friday 10/3 Pittsburgh, PA @ VIA Festival (Thunderbird Cafe) w/ TBA
Saturday 10/4 Washington, DC @ Sonic Circuits Festival
Sunday 10/5 Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn w/
Tangled Headphones
Monday 10/6 Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony w/ The Fabulous Minx

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Bee vs. Moth 10-year Anniversary

2014 marks the 10th year of Bee vs. Moth! To celebrate, we are adding two new releases to our catalog. First is our new studio album, Shelter in Place. Many of our Austin musician friends joined the recording of 11 brand new songs. Second is a special collection of unreleased tracks from each of the band's 10 years. We're including rare home recordings, unreleased film score music, and some of our favorite live recordings in this limited cassette release. Both are available from our store.

Pictured: The original Bee vs. Moth lineup of Philip, Sarah, Jerome Smith, and Aaron Dembe interviewed at KVRX in 2004. Luckily someone else canceled their Local Live appearance, so our first ever public performance was recorded.

"I Listen to
Coffee All Day"

Our friend Jessica Dreesen animated this wonderful video for our work song, which includes a guest appearance by Ralph White on banjo. It all started when Sarah casually suggested, "we should put the cat in the video."

"Pennies from Hell"

Captured on our 2010 tour. On the day we played in Wichita, KS, we stopped at KMUW public radio and performed live for their Strange Currency program. Apparently, radio stations sometimes have cameras. Who knew?!?! Do not adjust your monitor; Philip's hair is in fact blue.

Live Original Film Score:
The Oyster Princess

The Oyster Princess (1919) is a tale of vanity, excess, extravagant wealth, and mistaken identity. Our newest silent film score project was selected by the SXSW Film Festival. That premier was a packed-house success, and we've since reprised the film at the historic Texas Theatre in Dallas, Discovery Green in Houston, and at the 2012 NMASS Festival in Austin.

This trailer features music from the score. You can also catch a glimpse of the debut performance that was captured by an audience member. You can hear another Oyster Princess song on our Soundcloud page.

Bee vs. Moth on NPR's
All Songs Considered

"I hear the sounds of Ornette Coleman and the band Television.
And sometimes in the same song." - Bob Boilen

  Listen to the show online


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