iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from In Dark Love by Beehive and the Barracudas, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

What a weird album of dark and dirty, no wave skronk beamed in from some other dimension. Beehive & the Barracudas are truly unique — something like Blonde Redhead playing blues with Erase Errata, or perhaps Enon writing soul songs after the apocalypse. In Dark Love could be spare and experimental rock from New York City, 1981, but it's not. The San Diego band has created an even more otherworldly mash of boy and girl vocals, shouts, stomps, grooving organs, and grinding guitars than the no wave originators — whether with the sassy, stripped-down grit of "Black Dove" or the slinky rock of "Stuck on the Bus." It's sexed-out and in your face in a lusting-for-love way ("Everybody needs action," they proclaim on "Whip Out My Pistol") that makes the Yeah Yeah Yeahs sound conventional. And despite a healthy and rewarding dose of noise, off-kilter rhythms, and lo-fi insanity (take "Up in Flames"), the album is not so inaccessible that these tunes won't have listeners up and dancing some herky-jerky, futuristic moves. In Dark Love simply sounds great, with a garage-immediacy and devil-may-care songwriting style that creates one seriously atmospheric barrage of way-out rock.

Biography

Formed: 1998 in San Diego, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

This band features members of Rocket From The Crypt, PeeChees and Red Aunts. In the fall of 1998, Beehive and the Barracudas recorded its debut album Featuring The Insects. Originally set for release on Flapping Jet, a dispute led to the album being shelved for some time. Some of the songs were released online and the reaction was quite positive. When not performing with their primary bands, Beehive and the Barracudas performed around the San Diego area. In July 2001, Featuring The Insects was released...
Full bio
In Dark Love, Beehive and the Barracudas
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries