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- Posted on Jan 7th 2011 2:00PM by Linda Laban
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When the duo released the Hall and Oates tribute record last spring, both George and her partner, pianist/producer Greg Kurstin, were on their way to becoming parents. "We were working against the clock and just powered through them," George says. "We don't deliberate about much, anyway."
No real details have been announced about the forthcoming album, the duo's first original set since 2009's 'Ray Guns Are Not Just the Future,' but parenthood takes precedence. "I'm ready to have a kid and be a mom," George says. "Greg and I, the way we write is in short little bursts, once, twice, maybe three times a week. We have a lot of songs written -- we don't like to be caught off guard. We don't like to write to a deadline. So, we always get together every week so we have a good amount of songs to choose from."
The Bird and the Bee also intend following up with another covers set at some point. "We like to put projects out in front of us for the future. We talk about making a musical and doing a kids record as well," George says. "We don't tour a ton, so our remedy of staying present is putting out more music. Rather than try to write as much material as possible, we think of cool new ways to keep recording but not be on the road for half of the year. It doesn't work for us. We love making music, we love playing music live, but we don't like the schlep."