Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future (2009) Vocalist Inara George and keyboardist/Lily Allen producer Greg Kurstin make up the retro-pop duo The Bird and the Bee, whose sophomore effort Ray Guns Are… 2009-01-27 the bird and the bee Pop
Music Review

Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future (2009)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 27, 2009; Lead Performance: the bird and the bee; Genre: Pop

Vocalist Inara George and 
keyboardist/Lily Allen producer Greg Kurstin make up the retro-pop duo The Bird and the Bee, whose sophomore 
effort Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future ticktocks through space and time (tropicalia, cabaret, hand-clapping Harajuku girl beats) with an urgency missing from their 2007 debut. Cheeky modernity hides beneath every glistening throwback, as in 
"Diamond Dave," surely the most harmonious tribute ever written to the frontman of Van Halen. A–

Download This: Listen to songs from the new album on the band's MySpace

Originally posted Jan 21, 2009 Published in issue #1032-1033 Jan 30, 2009 Order article reprints