SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE Announce New Album ‘YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING’

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SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE will release new album ‘YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING’ on August 23rd.

The project has deep roots in the Philadelphia experimental scene, building a unique – and often indefinable – catalogue in the process. The band’s Zack Schwartz and Rivka Ravede ended a decade-long relationship last year, a process recounted on their 2023 EP ‘i’m so lucky’.

‘YOU’LL HAVE TO LOSE SOMETHING’ steps beyond this. SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE have wiped their creative slate clean, working from a fresh vantage point on their fifth record.

Out on August 23rd via Saddle Creek, the LP is led by new single ‘LET THE VIRGIN DRIVE’ – there’s something uncanny, and definitively eerie at play here, with the Japanese City Pop samples clattering over one another, crafting something disorienting in the process.

The song doesn’t explicitly state anything unsettling, but there’s a noir atmosphere that lingers on each note, giving you the feeling that something, somewhere isn’t quite right.

“It’s about unrequited love and making up a situation or whole life in your head,” says Schwartz. “The other person finally ‘sees you’ and your ‘problems are solved,’ but they aren’t, really.”

Daniel Patrick Brennan directs the video, which features all three members. He notes:

“A video about trying to cure your loneliness through material means, courage, impulsivity, and chopping your finger off after cutting an avocado.”

Tune in now.

Tracklisting:
THE DISTRUPTION (featuring MSPAINT)
STRANGER ALIVE
THE CUT DEPICTS THE CUT
LET THE VIRGIN DRIVE
SORRY PORE INJECTOR
FOUND A BODY
SUN SWEPT THE EVENING RED
SOMETHING’S ENDING
I’VE BEEN EVIL
1/500
DUPLICATE SPOTTED
EARTH KIT

Photo Credit: David Brandon

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