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She Keeps Bees

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She Keeps Bees is a blues rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2006 and consisting of Jessica Larrabee on vocals and guitar and Andy LaPlant on drums. They have been compared to Patti Smith, The White Stripes, The Kills, PJ Harvey, and Cat Power.
Larrabee was recording an album as a solo artist under the name She Keeps Bees (“bees” coming from her surname) and met LaPlant when she was his bartender. It is known that her name came from an incident in which a bee stung her in the eye. He helped produce her music and began attending her shows, until she suggested he play with her. They formed their band in 2006. They record their music in their home in Brooklyn. Larrabee has also been a guest vocalist on Groove Armada’s Grammy-nominated album Black Light. They have supported The Joy Formidable and played at SXSW in 2010. They signed to Domino Publishing in July 2010. Their third album “Dig On”, recorded during November 2010 in a log home in the Catskill Mountains, was released in July, 2011.
Jessica Larrabee is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has been in other bands. She taught her partner Andy LaPlant to play drums; he is a recording engineer and producer. Larrabee says of their playing that “I sing until my stomach hurts while Andy beats the shit out the drums.” and has acknowledged comparisons to Cat Power.
The Guardian said that “they’re like the White Stripes in reverse.” Drowned in Sound said of Larrabee that “she has amazing control over her vocals, able to simultaneously be fiery and reserved, seductive and vaguely crude”

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  • CRAZYBALLIZTIK

    http://www.last.fm/group/Female+Fronted+Bands

    18 Apr 4:54pm Reply
  • CRAZYBALLIZTIK

    They are/were really great and so underrated. They still exist ?

    18 Apr 4:50pm Reply
  • jontramos

    Excellent live. Played at Radio, a small venue in Somerville MA, and rocked it. Too bad it was a Tuesday night and they went on late. I would happily pay to see them again live...

    30 Oct 2012 Reply
  • spacesailorgirl

    Make You My Moon

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Sam-Winter

    They deserve to be more known, it is a shame !

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • InnKa_92

    these guys are wicked underrated [2]

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
  • harryduns

    My old band played a gig in Exeter, UK with them a couple of years ago - they came and stayed with me at my house afterwards :) Lovely people, great music too, they deserve to be much more well-known. Jessica's voice is incredible.

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • Ipsascientia

    these guys are wicked underrated

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ramataz13drums

    i did that amazon thing where you look at the customer's also bought section. was intrigued by the album cover and bought it completely impulsively.. what a truly stellar decision

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • PollyStein

    get on tour, now, please!!!!!!!

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Klini7

    i somehow see this as the female face of nirvana..

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Dedula

    Saw them @ Bratislava - and absolutely amazing!!

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sam-Winter

    Deserves to be more known.. defintively.. like it.

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • andcarhc

    <3

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Ryyy

    Awesome @ Reading

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • litttlelake

    Saw you two at the Railway Inn @Winchester with like 5 people in the room, so excited to see you at Reading <3 I still have my little bee pin badge :')

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • dunk32-2007

    i watched you at big chill festival you so bloody amazing!

    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • NoSUMMR4U

    already in love with the new album <3

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • awholelottabang

    what a find <3 [2]

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • WallDoe

    what would you guys choose? being in this great band or being with a couple with her? pick one.

    6 Jul 2011 Reply
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