Sea of Bees, the alias of Californian singer-songwriter Julie Ann Baenziger, has officially confirmed a new headline Irish Tour Date. Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Sea Of Bees will be performing live on stage at Dublin’s Academy 2 venue on Saturday the 14th of April 2012. Tickets for Sea Of Bees live at The Academy 2 in Dublin are priced from €14.50 inclusive of booking fee and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Sea Of Bees live at The Academy 2 in Dublin.
“As much as I love Wilco,” says the woman who calls herself Sea Of Bees, “I didn’t want to write another ‘I Am Trying To Break Your Heart’.”
Julie Ann Baenziger (everyone calls her Jules by the way) – is referring to her stunning new album, which goes by the distinctive and intriguing name of Orangefarben. It’s a classic break-up record that disobeys the usual break-up rules, where getting reacquainted with life in the single lane is a singularly maudlin and clothes-ripping experience. Despite this being her first relationship and a public declaration of love for another woman, there’s no wallowing in self-pity, in either words or music.
Expect as many declarations of the wonder of love and a journey of self-discovery as a wistful vein of regret at love’s passing. Expect beautiful songs over-brimming with hooks, as gutsy as they are intimate and delicate, rooted in the primary colours of guitar, bass and drums, but with marimba, strings and pedal steel in here too
Recorded with John Baccigaluppi between August and October 2011, Orangefarben contains ten tracks plus a heart-tugging cover of John Denver’s “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” which Julie would sing for her Orangefarben (and, before that, Julie’s elder brother would sing for his girl). To fit its unified theme, Orangefarben’s arrangements follow suit. To underline a unified sound, Jules plays most instruments, as she did on her previous record Raven – guitars, bass, keyboards and anything else she could get her hands on, including drums this time.
If Orangefarben doesn’t exactly have a happy ending, it still documents one person’s break for freedom; to experience life the way she’d always dreamed of.
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