The Bees – Every Step’s A Yes (Universal Music Canada)

Arguably one of the best retro pop / throwback bands of the past decade has consistently been UK band The Bees. From the band’s choice of instruments through the production work itself, their continuing fascination with groups like The Kinks and XTC shines through rather clearly on this newest batch of songs. Though not their most upbeat work by far, the band still ekes out melodic grooves on Winter Rose, Island Lover Letter and Skill Of The Man.