Band Pimping: The Bird & The Bee

George and Kurstin update '80s classics.

For anyone who’s ever worked a retail job, the adult contemporary sounds of Hall & Oates are very familiar.  That’s what the members of indie band, The Bird & The Bee, Inara George and Greg Kurstin, were thinking as they cut their recent album, a tribute to the ’80s roots-pop band.

The album, Interpreting The Masters, Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates, is extremely catchy as you’d expect from the original versions of these songs, but George and Kurstin add electronic flourishes everywhere and George’s voice sounds great singing these tunes.

This song, “Kiss On My List,” an update of Hall & Oates’ 1981 hit, is my favorite of the collection, which also features versions of “Man Eater” and “Rich Girl,” among others.

You know the drill.  Click, listen, enjoy/don’t enjoy, and comment with your reasons why.


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