Larkin Poe Unveils Rousing Title Track to New Album ‘Blood Harmony’ Out 11/11; On Tour Now


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Rock Cellar Magazine

Larkin Poe — the acclaimed indie/rock duo comprised of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell — shared a powerful new song/music video titled “Blood Harmony.”

The title track to the band’s upcoming album due out Nov. 11, it depicts the Lovell sisters and their band mates getting ready to take the stage for a show. Lyrically, it’s a love song of sorts to music in general and the bonds between family members.

“‘Blood Harmony’ came together after Megan and our mom and I all read Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, which is about the ways we perceive the passage of time,” says Rebecca Lovell. “There was just something about the sweetness of all three of us reading the same book, and then being able to talk about how it related to our love for each other and our love for music. Of all the songs I’ve ever written, I’m particularly proud of this one; I cannot wait to sing it loudly with all of our chosen family out on the road.”

It stands in contrast to the previous song shared from the album, “Bad Spell,” a roaring, guitar-heavy track that serves as a response, of sorts, to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell On You”:

Stylistically, Blood Harmony is a stark departure from the rootsy, folk-influenced releases by Larkin Poe in recent years, the latest directional advancement from the dynamic duo (and their accomplices).

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“When steering by your own stars, you never quite know where you’re going to wind up,” said the band. “Our true north is unique to us, and in following our true north without compromise, we have been out freewheeling this world on the ride of our lives. And it still feels like just the beginning. Blood Harmony is a creative step we are proud to have taken together as sisters. We grew these songs in a sweet part of our hearts and we hope they bring beauty.”

Per a news release, the record was co-produced by the band alongside Texas-bred musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca’s husband). With Megan handling harmony vocals, lap steel, and resonator guitar and Rebecca on guitar and keys, Larkin Poe also enlisted members of their longtime live band, including drummer Kevin McGowan and bassist Tarka Layman. Mainly recorded at Rebecca and Tyler’s home studio, the result is an electrifying new work that fully harnesses the fiery vitality they’ve shown in touring across the globe, imbuing their songs with equal parts soulful sensitivity and thrilling ferocity. From the feverish guitar work of “Bad Spell” to the soul-stirring “Southern Comfort” and smoldering title track, Blood Harmony reveals a band in complete touch with their formidable intuition, their storytelling fortified with a blues-heavy sound that hits right in the heart.  

Stay tuned for more from Larkin Poe and this record — and catch a show on their lengthy slate of upcoming tour dates:

13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Jazzopen 2022
14 – Zürich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall †
15 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle †
16 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrava *
18 – Trieste, Italy – Castello di San Giusto
20 – Brezoi, Romania – Open Air Blues Festival Brezoi *
22 – Southwold, United Kingdom – Latitude Festival *
29 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
30 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center #
31 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake #

AUGUST

6 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Folk Festival *
20 – Hamilton, OH – Whimmydiddle *
25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Big Blues Bender *
27 – Trois-Rivières, QC – Trois-Rivières en Blues *
8/30-9/5 – Playa Mujeres, Mexico – Etheridge Island *

SEPTEMBER

4 – George, WA – The Gorge ^
9 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre #
10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion #
11 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater #
13 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater #
14 – Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada – Harvest Music Festival *
16 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center #
17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion #
18 – Saratoga Springs, NY – SPAC #
23 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion #

OCTOBER

1 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling Festival *
8 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues Festival *
14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre #
15 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre #
16 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre #

APRIL 2023

9 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre
10 – Melbourne, Australia – The Croxton Bandroom

* Festival Appearance

† w/Jack White

# Outlaw Music Festival Tour

^ w/Dave Matthews Band and Black Pumas



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