Mother Hips / The Bees SPLIT 7-inch VINYL
TRACKS ARE EXCLUSIVE TO THIS RELEASE - PACKAGED IN SCREEN-PRINTED SLEEVE
ALL ORDERS RECEIVE FREE DOWNLOAD OF EACH TRACK
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 headyRevolver-era vocals with Zombies-esque pop." The antique green sleeve was screen-printed in NYC with hand-drawn lettering by Hugh 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.
SIDE A: THE BEES
Produced and recorded by The Bees in the U.K. Oct-Nov 2007
SIDE AA: THE MOTHER HIPS
Produced and recorded by The Mother Hips at Mission Bells Studios, S.F., CA. Oct 2007.
Mastered by Mike Wells
Art Layout by Robin C. Hendrickson