Dead Bees is a French indie label set up in 2003 and have released indie pop/rock/psychedelic albums by up-and-coming bands from France, UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
Dead Bees were the first European label to work along with Bomp, The Committee to Keep Music Evil and Celluloid Dreams to bring The Brian Jonestown Massacre to European audiences.
Over the years, Dead Bees have worked with the following bands: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE (us), THE BLACK ANGELS (us), THE DECEMBER SOUND (us), THE QUARTER AFTER (us), THE ASTEROID NO. 4 (us), BLITZEN TRAPPER (us), CALL ME LORETTA (fr), COBSON (fr), DAN ALFRESCO (fr), FUCK BUDDIES (fr), THE MORNING AFTER GIRLS (australia), RECIFE (fr), RICK BAIN (us), SLEEP TALKER (fr), SOLTERO (us) and many more
The label gives special care into releasing periodic compilations – “Dead Bees records label samplers” (currently on volume 11) – these are showcased and released at the annual “Primavera Sound Festival” in Barcelona as milestones of the extended Dead Bees families ongoing work. These samplers are made available as physical CD-R, but also as free digital releases, under the terms of Creative Commons licenses.It is Dead Bees' deepest belief that music must remain free and these releases are a gift from the artists to their audience.