She Keeps Bees is a duo from Brooklyn, NY, consisting of singer guitarist Jessica Larrabee and drummer/producer Andy LaPlant. They have self-recorded and released music made at home since 2006. Their debut album, "Minisink Hotel", was described by NYC’s Other Music as “the best album you’ve never heard." "Nests", their second full-length, was admired by the Guardian as “sparse, soulful and defiantly retro.”
Their third LP, "Dig On", was praised by the BBC as "an album of fire, spirit, and sweat." Their 2014 album, "Eight Houses", released via BB*Island, finds She Keeps Bees working with an outside producer, Nicolas Vernhes (Wye Oak, Deerhunter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Lia Ices a.o.) for the first time and enlisted guest musicians including Sharon Van Etten and Adam Schatz. 'Hitherto visceral New York duo discover and deploy the power of subtlety.. In all, a fiery triumph' (Mojo Magazine).
New album "Kinship" releases May 10 again through BB*ISLAND, Kinship is richly dark; its lyrics observing nature and the environment from omniscient perspectives. A meditative and endlessly turning clutch of songs, the album reasserts the band's elegant power.