BEEKEEPERS
Photo: Nicolas Cubillos Marroquin

After taking a brief hiatus over the last year, Oakland trio Beekeepers released their debut proper album last month, Varroa Mites on Vacant Stare.

Beekeepers are currently touring Europe, but they've given their friendly hometown blog a video for their song "Game Over" to share with their friendly hometown fans. Fittingly shot on a Game Boy camera and VHS by The Grassy Null's Michael Zamora and Kyle Day (who is also a Beekeeper), the vid depicts a frantic and twisted video game wrapped in Grassy Null's "Professional DIY" aesthetic. Check it out below.

How would one describe Varroa Mites? It's an intense flood of relentless rhythm and distorted noise that will makes it impossible for you to sit still while listening. Danny Kendrick's drumming is pure energy, Kyle Day's guitar is screeching, loud, and all over the place despite somehow staying tied to the rhythm, while Alex Rather-Taylor's synth basslines lead to new weird styles. On top of it all, Day's punching, distorted vocals give everything the right amount of rage. In short, it's great, and you should listen and click through to buy it right here.

As we mentioned, Beekeepers are in the early days of a lengthy European tour. No local dates for now, but a boatload of European cities are in for a treat. Here's a taste of what they'll be lucky enough to witness, followed by the dates.

09/16 – Amsterdam, NL – Pacific Parc
09/17 – Brighton, UK – Cowley Club
09/18 – London, UK – New River Studios
09/19 – Ghent, BE – Den Bristol
09/20 – Aachen, DE – TBC
09/21 – Köln, DE – Köln Privat
09/22 – Kortrijk, BE – The Pit's
09/23 – Charleroi BE – Rockerill
09/24 – Paris, FR– La Mecanique Odulatoire
09/26 – Nantes, FR – Le Chien Stupide
09/27 – Toulouse, FR – Le Ravelin
09/28 – Bordeaux, FR –The Void
09/29 – Bilbao, ES – Sarean // Auzokideen Kultur Elkartea
09/30 – Arnedo, ES – El Sendero
10/01 – Valencia, ES – La Residencia
10/02 – Barcelona, ES – Freedonia
10/03 –Perpingnan/St Estève, FR ‐ Drinkshop
10/04 – Marseille, FR – Machine a coudre
10/05 – Lyon, FR – Le Trokson
10/06 – Torino; Tortona; Cuneo (IT) – ? NEED HELP !
10/07 –Trento/Milano, IT – ? NEED HELP !
10/08 – Bologna, IT – ? NEED HELP!
10/09 – Geneva, CH – L'Usine
10/10 – Zuerich, CH – TBA
10/11 – Tübingen, DE – Epplehaus
10/12 – Frankfurt am Main, DE – Klapperfeld
10/13 – Stuttgart, DE – TBC
10/14 – Leipzig, DE – TBC
10/15 – Berlin, DE – West Germany

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