Sea of Bees @ Pete's Candy Store - CMJ 2011

Here's some big and exciting news from the quickly rising Sacramento-based Sea of Bees - Baenziger's second album Orangefarben will be released this spring on Team Love Records, and "Broke" is the first single off of the album (below). Don't forget that we caught a very rough performance of another song listed on the upcoming album, "Teeth," back during last year's Record Store Day.

Spawned out of (but no longer distributed through) Omaha indie label Saddle Creek, Team Love is based in New York and was founded by Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes). The label is home to bands linked to Oberst in some shape or form, such as Jason Boesel, Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins, Simon Joyner, and Tilly and the Wall. Team Love will release the sophomore album from Sea of Bees on May 1 (album preorders will ship two weeks before the release date).

About the record, from Team Love:

Orangefarben is as much of a reflection of one relationship as it is of the relationships we all have with one another. There's giddy joy, desperate sorrow, yearning, fear, frustration, and a depth of emotion that can only come when sharing little or big portions of yourself with a kindred spirit. Just as Julie Ann Bee was unafraid to share so much of herself on this album, she encourages you take to Orangefarben with the same fearless abandon.

Sea of Bees' next local performance will be February 24, opening for Wye Oak during Noise Pop 2012. The full track listing for Orangefarben and current tour dates come after the jump.

Sea of Bees
Orangefarben
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Team Love Records

1. BROKE
2. TAKE
3. GONE
4. TEETH
5. MORE
6. GIVE
7. SMILE
8. LEAVING
9. GIRL
10. ALIEN
11. GREW

Sea of Bees - tour dates
02.02.12 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop
02.03.12 - New York, NY @ The Living Room
02.04.12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sycamore
02.05.12 - New York, NY @ Joes Pub
02.06.12 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02.07.12 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall
02.08.12 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
02.09.12 - New York, NY @ Piano's
02.10.12 - New York, NY @ The Living Room
02.24.12 - San Francicsco, CA @ Noise Pop at the Independent w/ Wye Oak

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