She Keeps Bees have returned with news of a new record: it's called Kinship and comes out on May 10th through BB*ISLAND. It's the duo's first since 2014's Eight Houses, and comes after a period of loss and relocation for Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant, which saw them moving to a cottage in rural New York.

These drastic life changes undoubtedly have had an effect on She Keeps Bees, and will surely manifest in the sound of Kinship. It can certainly be heard in lead single 'Coyote', where Larrabee starts by pontificating; "I'd rather be coyote..." The slow-burning track gradually builds with the simmering clusters of thoughts in her mind, moving mentally through nature, seeing in it both death and reproduction, destruction and progress. Imbued by strings and a glowing fierce vocal, 'Coyote' finishes in rousing fashion, as if the very nature that has been the subject of the track has risen up in conjunction with the band to bring home the idea of the interconnectedness of everything.

She Keeps Bees' new album Kinship is out on May 10th, pre-order it here.

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