Beehive – A band with one foot deeply rooted in the music of the past, and the other stepping boldly forward into the music of the future! 2007 sees the release of Pretty Little Thieves from Seattle's most exciting Pop.Indie.Electro duo Beehive. (Seattle Weekly
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 praising 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, 107.7 The End, CJam in Detroit, Indie 104 IRadio LA, and 90.3 KEXP
In addition to radio and press Beehive continues to gain momentum through their consistent licensing success. Their current resume includes song placements in CW 90210 Secrets and Lies Episode, (Better than Lies), MTV's Real World, Road Rules, VH1 "Old Skool", E Channel "Keeping Up With The Kardashians", Lifetime "Bad Girls Cub", as well as other corporate placements for 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 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
Previous Radio rotation
-90.3 KEXP Seattl
-Syndicated National Radio Show The
-IRadio LA 107.
-CJam in Detroi
-KSUB (Seattle University Radio
Licensing and Television Broadcasts
- MTV Real World, Road Rules, Cheyenne
- VH1 "Old Skool
- E channel : "Keeping Up With the Kardashians
- Lifetimes:" Bad Girls Club
-Represented by Platinum Publishing (London) and Decibel Collective (Vancouver, BC
- 9 time top 10 finalist and 2 time winner for the CMJ Sponsored Ourstage Music Competitio
Selected for Noisepop Mentoring Session with IODA and Noisepop founder Kevin Arnol
Selected Featured Artist in October 2007 by Local Promotions Northwes
Conferences/ Performances of Note
-2006 Seattle Weekly Music Awards Nominee fo
Best Local Electronic ban
-2006 NXNE Conferenc
-2006 Microsoft Gamefest Conferenc
-2007 New Music West Conferenc
-2007 Queerfest (Volunteer Park
2008 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA
2008 West Coast Tour with Fujiya and Miyag
Sounds like: LCD Sound System, Ladytron, Shiny ToyGuns, Imogene Heap, Muse, New Order, Daft Punk, Jesus and Mary Chain, Led Zeppeli
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 Mi