She Keeps Bees releasing ‘Kinship’ (hear the title track)
She Keeps Bees are releasing their first album in five years, Kinship, on May 10 via Ba Da Bing, their first for the label (pre-order), and via BB Island in Europe (pre-order). We already posted lead single "Coyote" and we've now got the premiere of the title track, along with its video (directed by Lizzy Brooks and Laura Cohen). Compared to the folky "Coyote," "Kinship" is a little moodier, powered by shuffling drums, minimal piano, and a brooding vocal performance by Jessica Larrabee. Here's some more background on the album via She Keeps Bees' current bio:
Since 2014’s acclaimed Eight Houses, Larrabee cared for and lost her father before moving upstate with LaPlant to a New York cottage with a plan to start their own family. In this new, solitary and natural environment, they wrote and recorded Kinship over five months, joined by friends Kevin Sullivan (Last Good Tooth) on bass, Penn Sultan (Last Good Tooth) for guitar, and Eric Maltz, who lent strings, synthesizers and piano.
Check out the new song/video below.
4. Breaking Weight
5. Queen of Cups
7. First Quarter Moon
10. Sea Ice