Theres nothing quite like a fresh start. After releasing three critically acclaimed albums under the banner of US label Astralwerks (including their Mercury Prize nominated debut, Sunshine Hit Me), British psych-folk band A Band of Bees (known simply as The Bees abroad) have moved to Fiction/ATO. Now after a year of availability in England, the groups fourth album, Every Steps A Yes, is finally seeing a stateside release on November 8th. Cant wait one more day? Lucky you, weve got a full stream of the album below.
The move to Fiction/ATO, along with some personal time and side projects, brought with it a sense of rejuvenation and the freedom of patience. All the new tracks were complete pieces before they ever got near a mixing desk, a press release explains, and what has emerged are a string of beautifully realized songs, the most mature and affecting things they have ever written. Sincere and emotionally driven, the album is a taut collection of warm melodies and positive currents.
Below, stream the deluxe edition of Every Steps A Yes, featuring five tracks unavailable on the UK version. Included amongst the US exclusives are a cover The Mamas and The Papas Go Where You Wanna Go, a live cover of The Rip by Portishead, and a live version of album standout I Really Need Love. In addition to the US release on November 8th, the new record will be out on vinyl for the first time with a bonus 10.