THE BEES / MOTHER HIPS SPLIT 7-inch VINYL
(Camera Records - 2008)
NEW SONG FROM EACH BAND & SCREEN-PRINTED
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.
AA: THE MOTHER HIPS
Mastered by Mike Wells
“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 heady Revolver-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.