Build a Boat to the Sun

Album Review of Build a Boat to the Sun by Sea of Bees.

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Build a Boat to the Sun

Sea of Bees

Build a Boat to the Sun by Sea of Bees

Release Date: Jun 29, 2015
Record label: 3 Loop Music
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

65 Music Critic Score
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Build a Boat to the Sun - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

The 405 - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Head here to submit your own review of this album. Under-celebrated but always a charm, Californian songwriter Julie Ann Baenziger, aka Sea of Bees, returns for her third album, still full of big-spirited, indie-pop melodies and humble, dreamy confessionals. Though 'Jules' was a bit broken-hearted on last outing Orangefarben (2012), she strikes a more reflective and defiant mood on new work Build A Boat To The Sun.

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AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Julie Baenziger returns three years after the yearning, heartache-guided Orangefarben with full-band instrumentation (drum kit!) and a lighter spirit on the contemplative but decidedly more upbeat, thematically titled Build a Boat to the Sun. A brighter indie pop can be found on tracks like the guitar-strumming "Dan" with surprising electronic bleeps, and "Dad," a loose, reflective tribute in the style of early girl groups ("ooh, sha la la"), though still splashed with Sea of Bees' faintly haunting reverb. There's a classic quality to the whole album, really.

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New Musical Express (NME)
Their review was generally favourable

You know about the big releases each week, but what about the smaller albums which may have passed underneath your radar? We’ve rounded up nine of the best new album releases from this week, from Sea Of Bees’ folkie emotion to De Lux’s disco shimmies: don’t miss out..

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