Philadelphia shape-shifting rock band SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE have announced a new LP ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH, for April 9th via Saddle Creek – their first with the label. The newly modified 3-piece (founding members Zack Schwartz and Rivka Ravede are now joined by new member Corey Wichlin), an adjustment that better suits the new record’s musical stylings, engaged in an entirely different writing process than their past records. Where their breakout Hypnic Jerks was recorded in a week, ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH was planned and plotted over the period of 4 months; a dangerous amount of time for a band whose attention to detail is exceptional, allowing for their most focused and exploratory work to date. ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH is also the first to be entirely self-recorded and produced by the band giving a wider periphery and deeper scope into their intricate pop genius, a view unlike any SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE record that has come before.
Today you can watch the video for the first single from the album “THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO.” The track illuminates the growth the band has undergone from its formation till now, melding the sonic aesthetic of older records with the new electronic instrumentation the band has been exploring. The video, directed by Ryan Schnackenberg, is a moving insight into the struggle with addiction and its dueling realities. Watch here.
The release will include special vinyl editions including an indie exclusive pressed on maroon, deep purple, and coke bottle clear marbled vinyl, a Saddle Creek exclusive with full-color art prints designed and hand-signed by Rivka Ravede of the band (who also did the album artwork) and a Saddle Creek exclusive vinyl-only pressed on jade, violet, and clear marbled vinyl. For more information on all, you can visit https://sotb.ffm.to/death. 5% of the proceeds from pre-order sales of the album from the Saddle Creek site and Bandcamp will be donated to the Amistad Law Project.
ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH TRACKLISTING
THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T DO
GIVE UP YOUR LIVE
RAPID & COMPLETE RECOVERY
THE SERVER IS IMMERSED
IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME
WAKE UP (IN ROTATION)
I SUCK THE DEVIL’S COCK