Lacrymosa / Sea of Bees
Lacrymosa is the solo-moniker of Caitlin Pasko. Hailing from Virginia Beach, VA, Pasko was taught classical piano from a young age, and quickly showed a preternatural genius for the instrument. Her mastery of impressionistic cadences and romantic conveyance of melody gave way, despite her rigorous background, to a songwriting ability beyond the pale of her peers. At twenty, she’s channeled the playful character of Regina Spektor and Feist in the creation of a stamp all her own, one steeped in the mystic literacy of Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush, capable of deep deliverance and nurture. Caitlin Pasko’s story will be told…
Sea of Bees is the musical project of Julie Ann Bee, or Jules as everyone calls her.
She sings, writes the songs, and plays lots of musical instruments.
"Took me about 50 seconds - the length of the woozy,
haunting intro to "Marmalade" - to completely fall for Sea of Bees,
the nom de tune of Sacramento indie-popper Julie Baenziger. Her debut album
"Songs for the Ravens" sounds folky in some places, gauzy and ambient
in others and twee as hell in still others, but beautiful throughout, and a
potent reminder that emotional virtue is an artist's most precious commodity.
This one's special, folks, let's not screw it up."
-Kevin Bronson, Buzzbands LA, LA Weekly