Considering how controlled the chaos is on Eight Houses -- the bands latest album, which is ruptured by riffs and rattled by rhythms without leaping straight off the rails -- it's tough to imagine a time when Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant didn't finish each other's sentences, creatively and personally. But that's how She Keeps Bees began: with LaPlant bashing a borrowed kit (including a garbage-picked floor tom) atop a step-ladder and Larrabee directing the dark solo recordings she began after moving from Philadelphia to Brooklyn.
The band, which formed in 2006, have been compared to the likes of Patti Smith, The White Stripes, and Cat Power. The New York Times's ArtsBeat compared Larrabee to PJ Harvey, but added that "far from Ms. Harvey’s theatrical poise, Ms. Larrabee is loose, vehement and un-choreographed, jittering around the stage."
She Keeps Bees will release a limited-edition seven-inch vinyl record this summer, their first new music since 2014’s Eight Houses.