SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE Announce i’m so lucky
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE have announced their new EP, i’m so lucky, will drop on September 1st via Saddle Creek, their first release since the Entertainment Death. Along with the news, the band have shared a video for double single “tapeworm’ and “natural devotion 2.” Directed by Daniel Patrick Brennan (Tierra Whack, Body Meat, Shamir, etc), the video takes the juxtaposition of the two tracks with “tapeworm” bursting at the seams with screeching guitars and bloodcurdling yells and the more subdued “natural devotion 2”, a sequel to a 2016 track, to create one disturbing yet beautiful story. In support of the EP, the band has announced tour dates, starting off in Cleveland on September 5th, and wrapping on September 15th, the tour will hit Chicago, Philadelphia.
A band at its most lucid and emotionally transparent, work on i’m so lucky started during a transitional period in the members’ lives. In the summer of 2022, Zack Schwartz and Rivka Ravede ended their romantic relationship after being together for over 10 years. “For the first three or four months after it ended, it was pretty rough,” says Schwartz. “I don’t know if anybody was sure we would continue doing the band. But then we sorted it out slowly and we just all wanted to get back to work.” While SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE splits up writing and vocal duties between their three members, both Schwartz and Ravede penned lyrics that primarily dealt with the dissolution of their romantic partnership.
As Schwartz was processing the breakup, he and Wichlin took time to finish building their own recording studio inside a Philly vinyl pressing plant. While their last LP had been written and recorded entirely remotely, this new space allowed the band to be in the same room together and flesh out the songs in person this January: an experience that proved to be both productive and cathartic.
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE
i’m so lucky EP
natural devotion 2
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE 2023 TOUR DATES
Tue- Sep 5 Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
Wed- Sep 6 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Fri- Sep 8 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Sat- Sep 9 Arden, DE – Arden Gild Hall
Sun- Sep 10 Baltimore, MD – Current Space
Tue- Sep 12 Kingston, NY – Tubbys
Thu- Sep 14 Brattleboro, VT – The Stone Church
Fri- Sep 15 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
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