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Beehive consists of Vocalist-Producer Alethea "Butterfly Beats," and Guitarist-Vocalist David Miller. The duo creates electronic rhythms and soundscapes, combined with emotive vocals, and commanding guitar tones that are organic yet modern sounding to craft hook-laden, melodic, and powerful pop songs.
"This duo makes music that electronic heads can dig into and rockers can rock out to" (MF Magazine). Thus, two worlds collided, and one of the freshest and most innovative sounds of the present was created, while still paying homage to a colorful musical past.
Beehive's current release, Pretty Little Thieves, has earned the band outstanding reviews from respected northwest publications and magazines, as well as national radio play on over 200 College and Core radio stations across the country, and placements on television and film, all of which praise there modern and unique, yet classic, sound. The Tacoma Volcano calls Beehive "Giant, cool and fun," while adding that the live show is "technology and humans interfacing, causing a tidal wave of infectious energy." Angela Jossey of the Tacoma Volcano goes on to describe Pretty Little Thieves as "fresh and inventive, with an '80s feel… You can't call it retro though… there are some amazing sounds and sonic thrusts on [the record] that are definitely of the future."
Seattle Sound Magazine proclaimed Pretty Little Thieves as, "Equal parts late-U2 and the Killers… this debut full length is infectious, modern and fresh and pays homage to all electro-pop rock albums that have come before. Beehive perfectly fills that empty space in your local rock catalog between the United States of Electronica and the Divorce."
Songs from Pretty Little Thieves have continued to win local and national music competitions through Local Northwest Promotions as a featured artist in the month of October, as well as in the CMJ sponsored competition Ourstage.com, in which Beehive has placed as finalists 9 times in 7 months and won twice in the Alternative and Electronic categories. Furthermore, Beehive continues to garner national and local radio attention on syndicated shows such as the Coloradowave and 90.3 KEXP.
In addition to radio and press Beehive continues to gain momentum through their consistent licensing success. Their current resume includes CW's 90210, MTV's Real World, Road Rules, E Network's Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Lifetime's Bad Girls club, and scores for videos by Corbis Imaging and Microsoft.
In a live setting Beehive "breaks out the honey" (Seattle Times), by playing several notable festivals and conferences across the continent, such as SXSW in Austin Texas, Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA, NXNE in Toronto, New Music West Conference in Vancouver, Ladyfest South in Atlanta, Microsoft Gamefest, and the Seattle Pride Festival. Moreover, Beehive continues to build upon their strong Seattle presence with their devoted fans and their nomination as one of the "Best Seattle Electronica Acts" in Seattle's premier entertainment periodical the "Seattle Weekly".
Seattle's KEXP radio calls Beehive "definitely one to keep an eye on," and Future Music Magazine calls them "..far ahead of the pack." Beehive is definitely a band with a fresh new sound--and with the release of "Pretty Little Thieves" they are poised for ground breaking success.
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Previous Radio rotation:
-90.3 KEXP Seattle
-Syndicated National Radio Show The "ColoradoWave"
-IRadio LA 107.7
-CJam in Detroit
-KSUB (Seattle University Radio)
Licensing and Television Broadcasts:
-CW's 90210 "Secrets and Lies" Episode-- the song"Better than Lies"
-MTV Real World, Road Rules, Cheyenne. Lifetime's Bad Girls Club, E Network Keeping Up with the Kardashians -Corbis Imaging
-Represented by Platinum Publishing (London) and Decibel Collective (Vancouver, BC) and Buddy Buddy Music
- 9 time top 10 finalist and 2 time winner for the CMJ Sponsored Ourstage Music Competition Ourstage.com
Selected for Noisepop Mentoring Session with IODA and Noisepop founder Kevin Arnold
Selected Featured Artist in October 2007 by Local Promotions Northwest
Conferences/ Performances of Note:
-2006 Seattle Weekly Music Awards Nominee for Best Local Electronic band -2006 NXNE Conference
-2006 Microsoft Gamefest Conferencer>
-2007 New Music West Conference
-2007 Queerfest (Volunteer Park)
-2007 Opened for Digitalisim
-2008 West Coast Tour with Fujiya and Miyagi
Discography Pretty Little Thieves- LP- (2007)
Operation Artichoke -EP- (March 2006)
Cycle A - LP- (2004)
The Fading Collection Stems Remix Album (March 2004)- Blood Red My Breakbeat Beehive Mix
Band MembersAlethea "Butterfly Beats": Vocals, Keyboards, Laptops
David Miller: Vocals, Guitar Bass