What if They Might Be Giants grew up listening to Nomeansno and Fugazi?
What if comedian Andy Kaufman was the wizard behind The New Pornographer's curtain?
What if Cardiacs and At The Drive-In overhauled Jimmy Eat World's back catalogue?
You might get beekeeper.
beekeeper is an indie post-pop power trio from Vancouver consisting of comedian Devon Lougheed, protein synthesist Luke Cyca, and opera singer Brandi Sidoryk. Our music blends together infectious hooks, stunning male/female harmonies, and unsettling math-rock dissonance. beekeeper fuses the more experimental elements of the Southern Ontario independent scene with an earnestness that is uniquely West Coast. Our music and live shows are infused with good-natured twists, pranks, and hoaxes that keep listeners guessing.
BE KEPT is our debut record. The Georgia Straight called it "a rambunctious debut packed with clever math-rock rhythms, cutesy boy-girl vocals, and off-the-cuff flourishes, [that] deserves a sack full of gold stars.” It tells the dramatic story of the life (and eventual death) of a lovelorn small-town ex-pat hellbent on revenge. (Oh yeah, it also rocks pretty hard too). The album has charted on campus radio stations across Canada, and lead single "Sudden Cuckoo" is in high rotation on CBC Radio3.
Our live show is quirky, high-energy, and musically satisfying. Influenced heavily by Lougheed’s stand-up comedy experience, “beekeeper live” means fun, laughter, and dancing; it is not rare for our sets to end with the entire audience grooving with us on stage. "My hands stung from clapping [and] my cheeks hurt from laughing" (UmMusic blog).
2011 witnessed successful tours of Alberta and Ontario, as well as BC shows shared with powerhouses such as Menomena, Nomeansno, SSRIs, Mezamazing, Sandman Viper Command, Man Your Horse, The Heartbroken, and The Darcys. 2012? THE WORLD.
Come on, you know you wanna BE KEPT.