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Missouri band Me Like Bees return with a vibrant new single “Radio,” which pays homage to a long lineage of ’00s rockers like Cold War Kids and Jack White, and blends an infectious riff with a powerful message.
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SFinding solace and a meaningful escape in music, no matter how temporary, may not have a bigger impact than it does now — and that’s probably an understatement. It’s one of the reasons why “radio‘, the brand new release from the rock influenced Me Like Bees, should have so much impact on anyone looking for a suspense filled release.

Radio - I like bees
Radio – I like bees
It’s 4 am outside my window
The streets all bathed in blue
Their sirens sing for the third time this weekend
I have a disco for a living room
I turn on the radio
I turn up the radio
Put my headphones on
I turn up the radio
With the shades all drawn
I turn on the radio

Sizzling, rocking and jiggling, the urgent new single will no doubt sound familiar to anyone who’s taken refuge in the power of a new favorite song on the radio. It pays homage to the swing and blues pounding of Cold War Kids in particular, with nods to other rockers who have made their mark since the late ‘aughts.

The band collaborates with LA-based indie record label Honey Pit Music on this truly catchy release.

Me like the bees © 2022
Me like the bees © 2022

Lead singer Luke Sheafer’s chorus is simple but powerful and deeply relatable: “I turn on the radio, I turn up the radio volume/when the blinds are closed, I turn up the radio volume.”

Sheafer’s sharp observation that “the streets are bathed in red‘ also addresses deeper issues in a very tense world in general.

“We often find ourselves in the midst of uncomfortable circumstances and realities,” the band says Atwood Magazine. “Radio” is a song about wanting to escape those realities, but ultimately learning to deal with them.”

The sea of ​​lawyers parted for the moment
The streets all bathed in red
Board up my window, turn up the disco
There is no Moses in my neighborhood
I turn on the radio
I turn up the radio
Put my headphones on
I turn up the radio
With the shades all drawn
I turn up the radio
I will join you
I turn up the radio

Me Like Bees has navigated many lineup changes since its inception in 2009 by Sheafer and guitarist Pete Burton, who reunited years after playing high school football together in southwest Missouri.

Sheafer and Burton first bonded via The Strokes, Modest Mouse and other heavyweights of the time — you could very well see Modest Mouse’s influence on the band’s introspective “Pneumonia” from the band’s 2013 full-length The Ides.

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Me like the bees © 2022
Me like the bees © 2022

The duo is now joined by bassist Jake Bennett and drummer Ben Davis — Davis even left his day job as an elementary school counselor to join the band in 2017.

Call it a stroke of luck that has helped the band work towards other releases like 2018’s single “Run.”

“Our ex-bassist quit suddenly, and we had a bunch of shows coming up and needed someone right away,” says Burton. “Jake locked himself in a room for three weeks and came out the other side a monster bass player.”

The sea of ​​lawyers parted for the moment
The streets all bathed in red
Board up my window, turn up the disco
There is no Moses in my neighborhood
I turn on the radio
I turn up the radio
Put my headphones on
I turn up the radio
With the shades all drawn
I turn up the radio
I will join you
I turn up the radio

Bennett and drummer Davis’ groove is immediately locked into “Radio,” a single that hopefully hints at greater things to come for the Joplin Quartet.

The latest single continues the band’s instantly-listenable trajectory and fits in perfectly with recent outings supporting the resurgent Silversun Pickups – Me Like Bees, which opened for the band earlier this week in Wichita, Kansas.

In the meantime, listeners seeking a break from the struggles and stresses of the world outside their window would do well to turn “Radio” at least once or twice during trying times.

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