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2014 Album Release Tour

We hit the road in September to share our new album, Shelter in Place. Check back here for more details! Here are some dates:

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

9/26 New Orleans, LA @ The Beatnik
9/27 Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
w/ Clothes and 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra
9/28 Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave
9/29 Raleigh, NC @ Slim's Downtown w/ Le Weekend
9/30 Hamden, CT @ Private House Concert w/ 11twelve13
10/1 Boston, MA @ T.T. the Bear's Place w/
Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band and Bury Me Standing
10/4 Washington, DC @ Sonic Circuits Festival
10/5 Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn w/
Alexei Martov and Tangled Headphones

Demo Previews of our September Release

Our next album, Shelter in Place, will release in September! These demos are a preview of all the new music we're so excited to share with you. Shelter in Place features our new guitarist, James Fidlon, and a variety of instruments unlike any of our previous albums.

"The Snitch" began life as a theme Sarah wrote for our live original soundtrack for Buster Keaton's The Cameraman (1928).

Sarah's "Capt. Frank B. Earnest" will appear on the album. And yes, a real person named Capt. Frank B. Earnest once walked the earth. Philip and James also wrote new songs for Shelter in Place.

Check back here for updates on new videos and special album pre-sales.


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 compilation 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. This limited release will only be available at shows. Check back here, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or join our email list for updates on both releases.

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, who used to sing in Creeker, 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."

"Peter Benko"

A live performance from August 11, 2011. This was the last show we played at the 6th Street Emo's. Our friend Ulrican Williams joined as our special guest on trombone. A big thanks to the fellow who captured this clip!

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 glimpse of the debut performance 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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