PERSEPHONE'S BEES On WFMU
ARCHIVED SHOW AVILABLE ONLINE NOW
Persephone's Bees appeared on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show - listen to the archived show @ wfmu.org. You can also watch a video of "We've Just Begun" here.
After 10 years in the Bay Area, Persephone's Bees recently relocated to NYC and they're bringing their edgy pop sounds to WFMU for your enjoyment. The vocals of Russian-born lead singer Angelina Moysov fall somewhere between the Cardigans and Komeda, according to the Onion A/V Club -- who also described their music as "instantly likeable." Hear them for yourselves Wednesday the 17th at 9pm on the Evan "Funk" Davies show, and maybe you'll hear their Status Quo cover. And keep an eye out for their third LP, coming soon.
PERSEPHONE'S BEES TWIST ONE UP WITH SHOWTIME'S ACCLAIMED SERIES - "WEEDS"
Fans of the Showtime series "Weeds" know that a different musician records the theme song, "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds, for every episode. Persephone's Bees add their own twist to the song on Season 3 Episode 12 - entitled "The Dark Time."
Listen to the P's Bees version of the theme here.
"P's Bees music ... is not only great, it's instantly likable."
– THE ONION
"P's Bees music - spit-shined, danceable Euro-pop reminiscent of a funkier Cardigans or a straighter Komeda - is not only great, it's instantly likable. Thanks to the obvious chemistry between sexy Russian singer/keyboardist Angelina Moysov and virtuoso guitar player Tom Ayres, more over, so are the live shows." writes the Onion. Click here to view the news clipping.
PERSEPHONE'S BEES SONG "HOME" APPEARS ON
AWARD WINNING HBO SERIES - "THE SOPRANOS"
The 76th episode of the critically acclaimed and award winning HBO original series, The Sopranos, features "Home" by Persephone's Bees. You can hear the song here in a fan made video.
"SANTA BABY", A NEW FREE SONG AND VIDEO
Enjoy! This song came about very spontaneously: Tom and I were in the studio playing around, we were playing Kinks' Tired Of Waiting and were doing it instrumentally, more upbeat and faster and suddenly I started singing Santa Baby against it, next thing we knew we had a recording of it and here it is. Turn it up loud and dance to it all the way to Christmas and beyond!
The video was made in NYC, Paul and myself went to all these fancy shops and while pretending to shop we were filming, it felt like we were two little kids stealing candy! It was exciting!
Click here to watch it now.
Download the song free - click here!
SWEET RELIEF BENEFIT CD OUT OCT. 26
Our version of "Sleigh Ride" is coming out October 26th on SOC Music's release “The Sounds of Christmas, Volume 2″ which will benefit Sweet Relief. Also appearing on this collection are Belinda Carlisle from the GoGos, Dave Stewart, and many more. You can pre-order the CD here.
NEW VIDEO & FREE DOWNLOAD FOR "FIRST WE TAKE MANHATTAN" ONLINE NOW!
Kids, so here it is. This was recorded in some hotel a few days ago in the middle of nowhere while we're touring through America. Inspired by a political early morning coffee conversation and suddenly strongly identifying with Leonard Cohen's poetry. While mixing the song and listening to it a bunch the idea of the video came to my head, a simple video utilizing everything we had right there and then: hotel room, beds, flash light, door way, making Persephone's Bees flag out of a piece of paper and drum sticks. This was very spontaneous, unexpected (the song and the video) but done with love and care and the desire to fight the evil even more now than ever! Click here to watch the video and download the song.
Enjoy and spread the love! Angelina
PERSEPHONE'S BEES HEAD TO NEW YORK ... FAREWELL SAN FRANCISCO SHOW SOLD OUT @ CAFE DU NORD - THANK YOU!
"Thanks San Francisco for the most incredible and sold out show tonight! You're all in our hearts, was so lovely to see all of your faces, thanks to all the friends and fans for showing up and giving us such a warm support and goodbye before we hit the road. We feel sad now, but we'll be back to play many many times. I already miss everything and everyone here ..." - Angelina & P's Bees
"NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD" ON
CD BABY STAFF PICK LIST
"Notes From The Underworld" continues to be celebrated, as CD Baby lists it in their Staff Picks list.
You can buy the CD, or download the album at CD Baby now - click here.
PERSEPHONE'S BEES LIVE @ THE SHAMAN'S DEN
For anyone who missed the live broadcast of our visit to Frank Moore's Shaman's Den on January 17th; you can listen to the whole performance and interview online now the Shaman's Den archives.
"Angelina Moysov has a delivery that demands attention... Well crafted rock shaken with a cutting pop edge and played by experience, not dress up." – SF Examiner - click to read more.
"Sultry gypsies with a pinch of punk" – Frank Moore
"Trying to confine [Persephone's Bees] to a specific genre is a lost cause. They are more like an elephant-sized beehive stuffed with Russ Meyers’ Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Double Fantasy, the poetry of Osip Mandelstam, and most importantly, life experience." – Adam Joseph - The Monterey County Weekly
Live Daily write up and photos from January 2010 show at the Roxy.
Check out SOME videos from our trip to Paris
on our new official blog!
Watch some live videos from out tour of France at this blog post and click here to watch an intimate acoustic performance of "Comment Te Dire Adieru". Visit our pic folder at myspace.com/persephonesbees for additional photos and stories of P's Bees adventures in Paris.
"Notes from the underworld" released in Europe
Discograph, our label in France, is releasing "Notes From The Underworld" in three European countries: France, Switzerland and Belgium in early 2009.
"NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD" NOW ON LIMITED ED. VINYL
A limited edition vinyl version of "Notes From The Underworld" is now available from Spoonful Records! The vinyl includes an alternative track listing that features exclusive Russian versions of the songs "Nice Day", "City Of Love" and "Climbing".
You can also purchase it for $ 15 (US shipping included) from the Persephone's Bees online store.
"NICE DAY" IN THE NEW NANCY DREW MOVIE AND SOUNDTRACK
"Nice Day" from Persephone's Bees' debut album "Notes From The Underworld" is featured in the soundtrack to the motion picture "Nancy Drew" alongside Prince, Matthew Sweet, and The Donnas.
HILTON HOTELS USE "NICE DAY" FOR NEW TV CAMPAIGN
"Nice Day" by Persephone's Bees is featured in a television commercial campaign by Hilton Hotels.
ATT'S CINGULAR RAISES THE BAR WITH THIS COMMERCIAL.
ATT'S Cingular uses the song "City of Love" by Perspehone's Bees in their TV spots. Click here to watch the ad.
P'S BEES LIVE PERFORMANCE ON KCRW - NIC HARCOURT'S MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC:
Many thanks to KCRW and Nick Harcourt for having for Persephone's Bees live on Morning Becomes Eclectic this week. The band performed seven songs live including "Way To Your Heart", "Even Though I'm Fooling Around", "Paper Plane", "City Of Love", "Nice Day", "Muzika Dlya Fil'ma" and chats with host Nic Harcourt. Click here to watch the session.
ALL MUSIC RATES "NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD" 4 1/2 sTARS
"Notes from the Underworld one of the best major-label debuts of the year ... Walk to the Moon." "Paper Plane," and "Queen's Night Out" are exquisite pieces of jagged British psychedelic pop ... The closer, "Home," is just as self-assured and dynamic as the ten songs before it, and coasts into the sunset with a slide-guitar coda worthy of Jeff Beck himself." Click here to read the entire 4 1/2 star review from All Music.
GUITARIST TOM AYRES INTERVIEW IN JULY'S GUITAR PLAYER
Guitar Player Magazine (July 2006 issue with Tom Petty on the cover) includes an exclusive interview with Persephone's Bees guitarist Tom Ayres.
PERSEPHONE'S BEES SUPPORT THE NEW CARS FOR NATIONAL TOUR
Persephone's Bees supported the New Cars for their Fall 2006 US Tour. The New Cars are fronted by the one and only Todd Rundgren (The Nazz) sitting in for original cars singer, Rick Ockasic.
YAHOO MUSIC EXCLUSIVE:
PERSEPHONE'S BEES LIVE PERFORMANCE OF "NICE DAY" UNPLUGGED
While at SXSW, Persephone's Bees stopped by the Yahoo Music studios to perform an exclusive and stunning live acoustic version of thier hit single "Nice Day".
Click here to watch the performance, and there's also a short interview you can watch here.
PERSEPHONE'S BEES - ON MTV'S "YOU HEAR IT FIRST"
HOT BAND PICK FOR SXSW
Persephone's Bees are the first of four bands Mtv's "Your Hear It First." Host John Norris states these bands are "definitely worthy of your attention out of the hundreds of young bands at the 2006 SXSW festival."
Watch an edited archive clip at Mtv.com.
"CITY OF LOVE" featured in the WILL FERRELL AND
NICOLE KIDMAN FEATURE FILM "Bewitched"
"City of Love" is featured in the title sequence of the Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman starred feature film "Bewitched". The song also is the opening track on the official soundtrack.
DEBUT SINGLE "CITY OF LOVE" HITS #6
ON BILLBOARD CLUB AND DANCE CHARTS
Persephone's Bees rub shoulders with Madonna, Coldplay and Beyonce as the Chris Cox remix of their debut single "City of Love" hits the #6 slot on Billboard Magazine's Club and Dance Music charts.
SF WEEKLY MUSIC AWARD FOR BEST BAY AREA POP BAND GOES TO PERSEPHONE'S BEES
"When it comes to honey-rich pop music, no band has garnered the buzz that Persephone's Bees has ... currently finishing up work on their debut CD ... the album won't disappoint the band's Bay Area fans, who have come to expect an exhilarating ride into the unexpected." Award Announcement @ The SFWeekly.
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