The Danger Bees – Wyatt
by: Adam Werstine
My Publisher handed me this CD the other day, and told me “These guys are awesome, do this one.” When my boss hands me a CD and tells to ‘have at it’, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and I think “Oh, crap, what am I in for.” I had never heard of The Danger Bees before, (admittedly, they are a little out of my scope of tunes) so I popped it in and let ‘er rip.
Right off the bat, the first thing that struck me was the musical talent of this five-some. The overlapping guitar parts, and the intermixed vocals sound awesome. I would like to compare the band, ‘cause as a reader I like it when the writer relates to something that I know. This is going to be hard with these guys. If I were forced to, it would be a mix of Weezer, The Watchmen, and I have no idea. These fellas have a tone all their own.
The lyrics are fun and I found myself smiling along with the mix of angst and self-depreciation. ’Heartless Jane’ and ‘Paper Thin’ were probably my two favorite tunes on the CD.
I enjoyed the CD the further I got into the track list. I felt the energy became more pronounced the more the band kind of got going. I would like to see The Danger Bees live. If the energy on the record is any indication, they’ll put on a great show. So, boss, here’s a thank you. Wyatt was a great pick.
By the by, there is a hilarious little story in the liner notes about the cover picture. I like when bands are fun, and these guys fit the bill!