We made a CD, Introducing The Glass Bees: Tops Crops Snaps Hots

We’ve sifted through the archives and applied some spit and shine, and are now thrilled to announce the release of our first full-length album, Tops Crops Snaps Hots. The collection compiles highlights of our past web-only releases, remastered and lovingly sequenced into a continuous 63’25” mix,

Tops Crops Snaps Hots is available for sale as a jewel-boxed CD-R for $10 (including domestic US shipping). Please contact us via e-mail to purchase a copy. All proceeds will be used to cover costs and your support will help make future Glass Bees projects possible. There are two editions (so far) of the packaging. The music is exactly the same for each. Please specify which you’d prefer when you order.

The packaging for the first edition features illustrations and hand-carved, hand-stamped type by Jason Das, Each one’s a little bit different, just like you. Here’s four examples:

The second edition is more mass-produced and looks like this:

Tops Crops Snaps Hots was mastered by Jim Bentley, and mixed by Jim, Jason, and Chris at the Fort in Brooklyn. The CD includes the following tracks:

  1. Sand Dunes
  2. Whooping Crane (with flute by Eve Locastro)
  3. Preface Introduction
  4. GBKA
  5. The Next Spring
  6. Roland’s Song
  7. Thunder on the Prairie
  8. The Martial Plan
  9. The Weavers of Schalkenmehren
  10. I Shot the Serif
  11. Merges Aquasitions

Big thanks to those who have played us on the radio, including Liz Berg and Bill Mac on WFMU; Maggie Cat, DJ Haggis, and Fish on KDVS; Little Fyodor at KGNU; No Love for Ned; Chris & JP on WPRB; and Jon Solomon’s Local Support podcast.

We hope you enjoy it, too.