LA dream-pop duo The Bird And The Bee recently revamped their official site. To celebrate that, they made an amusingly geeky welcome video. However, the best part is they uploaded a bunch of rarities on Soundcloud! The highlight is an unreleased cover of Madonna’s “Material Girl”. It’s a fun ’80s take, complete with 8-bit synths and a talkbox! The reason for its existence is quite funny, in Inara’s words: “The reason why we covered this song is not very romantic. Greg thought our publishers had asked him to cover the song… but it turned out that he was mistaken.” Love that they goofed around for it because of a mistake in communication. A previously unreleased cut from the “Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future” session was also unveiled, a psychedelic space-pop track called “How Mean Am I”. Greg & Inara are working on a new album, and a clip of them in the studio hinted that it might be ’80s-influenced. I adore everything they do, as well as Greg’s pop production, so it’s exciting news. Stream the cover below.
The Bird And The Bee – Material Girl (Madonna Cover)
The Bird And The Bee – How Mean Am I (Unreleased)