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Me Like Bees / Press

“Me Like Bees is a refreshing group of musicians producing songs that carry infectious melodies and quirky lyrics that stick with you long after the tune comes to an end.”

“The Ides is an indie album that stands out.”

““Naked Trees,” an unnerving Me Like Bees song inspired by the devastating tornado that tore through the band’s hometown of Joplin in 2011, provided the first exposure many people had to the estimable indie rockers. Like much of Me Like Bees’ repertoire, “Naked Trees” betrays the influence of Franz Ferdinand and the Pixies.”

Bill Brownlee - Ink Magazine

“Fans of mid‐'00s indie rock will warm to Me Like Bees. The Joplin quartet conjures the nervous bombast of Cold War Kids, and singer Luke Sheafer's voice recalls Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock at his most deranged.”

The Pitch / Wayward Music Blog

“Joplin pop-rockers Me Like Bees wrote “Naked Trees” as a charity track to raise money for Joplin Habitat for Humanity in the wake of the tornado disaster there. The track is catchy as all get-out and includes whistling. You will almost certainly love it, and if you contribute you’ll have rocked for a good cause.”

Independent Clauses

“Singer Luke Sheafer has a really compelling melodic sense and delivery style, wavering from really technically sound to spastic and earnest. Their songs weave between generes without sounding messy and if their live energy is half as great as their recordings, they’re definitely a band worth showing up extra early for!”

No Country for New Nashville

"Naked Trees," by Me Like Bees. It's slow-yet-upbeat rhythm and poetic lyrics made us feel better than we had in a while, in the way that a good song becomes a personal anthem. Which is odd, because the lyrics are some of the most painfully honest we've heard."

"Like many artists, Sheafer and his bandmates in Me Like Bees used their art to deal with the tragedy. The band recently released “Naked Trees,” a new song meant to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Listeners can download it for free, but they can make a donation if they choose to."

"Me Like Bees' new single (all funds going to the hometown habitat for humanity) begins like the hand of an old friend on the shoulder, side by side with the listener at the scene of the devastation."

"They (Me Like Bees) are a really fun band to watch live. For as much as they say their music is simple, it’s really not. There is a lot of stuff going on in each of their songs...A lot of different sounds and dynamics, all mixing together to create something that is audibly pleasing–without being overwhelming or pretentious. Anyone that enjoys a catchy hook will dig this, and for the audiophiles digging deeper you will also be rewarded."

“Me Like Bees delivers a rare kind of energy at the Riot Room”

“Joplin export Me Like Bees packs a punch”