bEe

bEe

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"pretty catchy ambient trip-hop. equal parts gritty and melodic, like heavier and more ambient bjork or massive attack." "disturbing, icy, creepy triphop" i'm pretty small and really loud. a chick armed with simple beats, melodic loops, a few different mics and a wicked set of pipes.

Biography

i m bEe.

i used to play guitar. people used to tell me i was going to be the next ani difranco or jewel. that was the last thing i wanted to be. what i really wanted was to be a star on broadway, still do. i always sang other peoples songs and never really thought about making my own music. i'd been involved in music and theater most of my life. it wasn't until my last year of high school that i really started thinking about creating my own music, but i had no idea what to do. i knew i didn't want to sing and play guitar. that felt too obvious. i knew what i wanted, but i wasn't exactly sure what it was or how to find it. i know that doesn't make sense, but its hard to explain. my point is that once i found bjork, i had my epiphany. i know how nerdy that sounds, but its the truth. so i played around for a bit, bought a laptop and in early 2005 i played my first show and released my first cd. that's how it started. my main goal is to have fun and keep my childhood alive.

i released two cds on my own. all the covers and cds were screen printed with my blood, sweat and tears. most of the music i did all on my own as well. three friends contributed, one song on the first release and two on the 2nd. then i released a 4 track ep through cct records over in the UK and just this past spring (2008) i released 'pieces' through sunrise records in portland, oregon.

influences:
bjork
the knife
MIA
laurie anderson
ratatat
his dark materials
japanese street fashion
bits and pieces
electronics
bright colors
kids
animals
friends
family
feelings

Lyrics

sumday

Written By: bEe

i know sumday
i will make it
just you wait and see
i will be mee
we will make to the sky up so high

uncomfortable

Written By: bEe

pardon me if i'm making you uncomfortable,
this shit inside my head,
can't get it out,
pardon me if i'm making you cry comfortable,
gotta get it out somehow,
gotta get it out on the outside out of here,

you cry comfortable,
i will die so comfortable in here,

pardon me if i'm making you go,
i didn't mean to hurt you deep inside,
i didn't mean to hurt me on the outside,

i just gotta get out of here and i don't know why,
i can't take it anymore,

you know what is true,
you know what you've got to do alone,
all on your own,

singsingsong

Written By: bEe

all alone,
on my own,

i am here on my own,
i am here all alone,
i am here on my own,
i am safe all alone,

on my own,
all alone

Discography

a sample of music that bEe maid (2005) self produced
bEe MeE (2005) self produced
bEeZ ep (2006) cct records
pieces (2008) sunrise records

'push' (2007) a collaboration with monosylabikk released on his ep 'rocks' through kitty-yo

another collaboration with monosylabikk entitled 'partway' has played on SPIN FM radio in dublin

Set List

i can go for about a hour on my own. my set list may include:

sumday
ourblood
dead2mee
uncomfortable
partway
tribe
open
breakmee
battleship
breathe
underthebed
push
singsingsong
drunkcrunk

i could go on for longer if needed, but it would be improvised. i have done covers in the past from artists such as bjork, joanna newsom, billie holiday and mirah