Me Like Bees’ ‘Comet and the Snail’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day

This year, the 2014
Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: This Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here).

To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.

Joplin’s Me Like Bees is an intriguing case: A small-town band with a big-time sound, which tends to borrow from the stadium rock stances of Modest Mouse more often than not. The songs on the band’s 2013 release The Ides was chock-full of swagger and bombast, and though Me Like Bees sounds nothing like Mumford and Sons, they know well enough how to drive a listener into a frenzy with the promise of a crescendo (same as those oh-so-soulful Brits). Listen to “Comet and the Snail” and hear it for yourself. 

See also:
#24: Katy Guillen and the Girls’ “Don’t Get Bitter”
#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”
#22: Schwervon’s “Land Locked”

#21: Your Friend’s “Bangs”
#20: Radkey’s “Romance Dawn”

#19: Maramus’ “Syphilitic”
#18: Various Blonde’s “Downtown Frown”
#17: Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7’s “The Chartreuse Woman”

#16: Megan Birdsall’s “Night and Day”
#15: Kansas City Bear Fighters’ “They Won’t Stay Dead”
#14: Kasey Rausch’s “Heavy Fog”
#13: Gee Watts’ “Church”
#12: The Bad Ideas’ “I’m Stuck”

And this: 
The buzz is on for Me Like Bees

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