It's hard to believe that Spirit of the Beehive's critically acclaimed album, "Entertainment, Death" on blood red color vinyl, is still available for purchase. When the album was released in April 2021, it sold out almost immediately, with even the black vinyl variant flying off the shelves. Saddle Creek, the music label, was caught off guard by the demand and took several months to print more vinyl.
This is the band's fourth album and their Saddle Creek debut, signaling a new chapter for the Philadelphia-based trio. It is the first album to feature their new three-piece lineup, as well as the first to be entirely self-recorded and produced. The album was created during the pandemic, with the band members writing and recording their parts remotely, resulting in a sound that is unlike any of their previous work.
Despite not having a single, unifying theme, "Entertainment, Death" features dreamlike lyrics that touch on the harsh realities of life. The band samples old obscure commercials throughout the album, many of which guided the process of writing a song instead of serving as an appendage. Overall, it is the newest iteration of a longstanding project that showcases the band's experimentation and growth.
With such a high demand for this album, it's surprising that it's still in stock. Fans of the band should take advantage of this opportunity to own a physical copy of "Entertainment, Death" on blood red color vinyl.