Me Like Bees create their own environment, supplying honest playing in a world of slick studio effects.
The foursome known as Me Like Bees, who gave us their last full-length album in 2013 with The Ides, are back with an enchanting new four-song EP, There Will Be Time. Composed of Luke Sheafer, Peter Burton, Tim Cote, and Nick Bynum, Me Like Bees have created a definite vibe on their newest creation. Self-released and produced by John Feldmann, the EP opens with “Changes,” an upbeat tune with a soulful chorus and sing-able melody.
The songcrafting is of excellent quality. The band stick to their style, while adding a few new elements. Fortunately, this is one act that has not been seduced by overly polished electronics and complicated recording techniques. Folk-inspired rock is what they do best, and this EP shows they do it quite well. On tracks such as “Tundraland” and the title track, Me Like Bees create their own environment, supplying honest playing in a world of slick studio effects.
There Will Be Time shows the band in a grand light. Melodic and seducing, this EP is pure fun. The band defy any real label, and if this is a taste of the direction they are heading, their next release will be highly anticipated. The potential for new fans is high with this effort, while existing fans will certainly embrace the EP. A track like the anthem-ish “Hymns and Blues” make one’s gooseflesh rise…yes, it’s that good. This may only be four songs, but the feeling and emotion are undeniable. It is surely a sign of greater things to come. A | Marc Farr