She Keeps Bees is a rock and roll band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2006 and consisting of Jessica Larrabee on vocals and guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums. Their new album “Kinship” will be released on May 10th via Ba Da Bing Records and BB*Island Records.
Currently living in upstate NY, Jessica and Andy LaPlant have made the most stunning record of their covetous career. “Kinship” hides its intensity through a wall of skill, songs conveying minimal drama that bubbles just under the surface with resonant power. Larrabee’s voice absorbs the perspective of Mother Nature, singing about climate fears and earth’s future with a deep omniscience. Here’s an album that can only be made by a masterly group who can work together so intuitively that the songs emanate their effects, with a delicate approach to dynamism.
You can hear it on “Coyote” which is the first single off the record. It’s a song about Katie Lee, a musician/activist who recorded for Smithsonian Folkways and led a protest against building a dam in Arizona’s Glen Canyon.