The Bird and the Bee


Multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin and doe-eyed vocalist Inara George deliver the stylish indie pop tones of the bird and the bee. The two musicians were introduced in 2005 by mutual friend Mike Andrews, who was producing George's solo debut, All Rise. It was during those sessions at Kurstin's Echo Park, CA, recording studio that the bird and the bee were born, for both musicians share a fondness for jazz standards and '60s tropicalia. Kurstin, who studied under renowned jazz pianist Jaki Byard during his college years, has played on tracks by Beck and Robert Moog, and produced music for the Flaming Lips, Peaches, and Lily Allen. George is the daughter of Little Feat's Lowell George. The duo's debut release, the again and again and again and again EP, arrived in late October 2006. A full-length LP was planned for early 2007.