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Since 1998, Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller have worked together as Collections of Colonies of Bees. As a sidestep to their work in the group Pele (Polyvinyl Records), this arrangement saw them using traditional / instrumentation combined with modern process and technology, creating a melting pot of style so refreshing, classification became meaningless.

To date, there have been three full-length releases. Their self-titled debut, on the U.K. label The Rosewood Union, gained a surprising amount of media attention… read more

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  • Birds is really outstanding
  • This band and their goddamn song titles.
  • these guys are really excellent
  • GIVING is soooo good.
  • "Giving is a record that warrants a few attentive spins and will reward those who give it that." http://www.bingelistening.com/reviews/collections-of-colonies-of-bees-giving/
  • GIVING is absolutely incredible.
  • mercury i don't mean to compare. i just like them both :-)
  • "Giving" is pretty sweet - gotta love it. No need to compare it to "Birds", because "Birds" is a ridiculously overpowered composition of songs. But their new label Hometape is just as awesome! I got the album on the 4th day after ordering. All the way from Portland to Sweden.
  • GIVING is the shit. also BIRDS is the shit. also fa.ce (a is the shit. also Jon Mueller is the shit.
  • GIVING is so amazing it makes me want to eat my arms.

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