Spirit of the Beehive Announce Tour and Album, Share Video for New Song: Watch


Spirit of the Beehive have announced their first new album in three years. You’ll Have to Lose Something is out August 23 via Saddle Creek. Lead single “Let the Virgin Drive” samples Japanese City pop, and it comes with a Daniel Patrick Brennan–directed music video about trying to cure your loneliness through any means possible. Check it out below.

The Philadelphia experimental indie rock trio experienced a major shift in the band’s dynamic in 2022; members Zack Schwartz and Rivka Ravede ended their romantic relationship of more than a decade. Instead of breaking up the band, they figured out a way to work through it, resulting in last year’s I’m So Lucky EP. You’ll Have to Lose Something continues that meditation on dissolving relationships, heartbreak, and solo journeys.

Spanning 12 songs, You’ll Have to Lose Something is Spirit of the Beehive’s fifth full-length album. It follows 2021’s Entertainment, Death and includes a collaboration with Hattiesburg synth-punk band MSPaint.

Revisit Pitchfork’s profile “The Spirit of the Beehive Sound Like the Best Hallucination You’ve Ever Had” and read about Entertainment, Death at No. 28 on the list of “The 50 Best Albums of 2021.”

You’ll Have to Lose Something:

01 The Disruption
02 Stranger Alive
03 The Cut Depicts the Cut
04 Let the Virgin Drive
05 Sorry Pore Injector
06 Found a Body
07 Sun Swept the Evening Red
08 Something’s Ending
09 I’ve Been Evil
10 1/500
11 Duplicate Spotted
12 Earth Kit

Spirit of the Beehive:

09-24 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
09-25 Montreal, Quebec – Les Foufounes Électriques
09-26 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
09-27 Detroit, MI – Third Man Records
09-28 Chicago, IL – The Outset
09-30 Denver, CO – Meow Wolf
10-03 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10-04 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rickshaw Theatre
10-05 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10-08 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
10-10 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
10-11 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10-12 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
10-15 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-16 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10-18 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell Stage)
10-19 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
10-20 Raleigh, NC – Kings
11-07 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
11-08 Washington, D.C. – Black Cat
11-09 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

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Spirit of the Beehive: You’ll Have to Lose Something Tour