According to the sisters themselves, 2015 was a defining year of growth for Larkin Poe, an Atlanta-based Roots Rock’n’Roll duo, comprised of Rebecca and Megan Lovell: "We feel lucky to have experienced a year of life-changing moments that shaped and crystallized our artistic direction. We’re entering our mid-twenties, we're coming into our own. We've lost love, we've found love. We’ve lived loud, leaving little pieces of our hearts in every club we've played around the world - and we are really proud to have come out of 2015 with new songs that speak to that change."
This “change” they speak of is their second album "RESKINNED", a re-release follow-up of the critically acclaimed, debut album ‘KIN’. Voted as one of the top-ten albums released in 2014 by Huffington Post, Larkin Poe toured the world supporting the November 2014 release of ‘KIN’. Rebecca states: “As musicians, singers, songwriters, and performers, we learn something new with every show we play; last year we played hundreds of shows: from big festivals, to tiny radio stations; from backing Elvis Costello, to backing Conor Oberst. We’ve learned to stay on our toes and keep our artistic approach fresh.” This perpetual innovation fueled a writing spurt that the sisters felt compelled to immediately record and share with their fans.
The sisters celebrate that unique genealogy, and their own eccentricities, with their new release ‘RESKINNED’ on Restoration Hardware's label RH Music. Produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Lana Del Rey) in Los Angeles, this fresh version of the original album ‘KIN’, includes new productions by Justin Warfield (She Wants Revenge, Nico Vega) and Wax LTD (Muse, Bon Iver, Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5) who produced the new single "Trouble In Mind". A nod to the sisters’ southern heritage, “Trouble In Mind” features sassy, homegrown lyrics: "I'm a bad little angel, I fell from grace, a Georgia Peach gone bad, yeah, you know the taste.”
‘RESKINNED’ marks Larkin Poe’s second release with RH Music. After years of fierce independence (i.e., five self-released EPs and three years of international and domestic touring, without label support), the sisters decided to sign with RH Music. "We signed with RH Music because they wholeheartedly believe in our authenticity. They understand that we make music because we inherently need to make music, and they want to support that need," explains Megan, "They’re a 21st century patron of the arts." This new release will also be the first for their new relationship with Vertigo/Capitol/Universal Germany in Europe. Rebecca comments: “We are honored to be working with Vertigo/Capitol/Universal in Europe. In the music industry, where “industry” sometimes takes precedence over “music”, the folks at Vertigo are tastemakers who still love music as much as we do.”
"'Best discovery' at Glastonbury 2014"
"Larkin Poe, A Sister Act With Staying-power"
"...These gals like their gritty Southern heritage with a cosmopolitan twist"
"First single, ‘Don’t,’ pulls from rock’s earliest days, mixing it with a stomping glam rock beat and a country-inflected pop melody"
"Kin [is a] 12 song collection of hook-laden roots rock that sounds something like fellow sister band Haim taking a Louisiana vacation."
"Violins and mandolins have been laid down in favour of slick electric guitars, their snappy vignettes of tough love bristling with a Seventies classic pop rock sheen of sinuous riffs, snappy handclaps and cheeky call and response vocals."
"On ‘KIN’, Larkin Poe have brought together a heady brew of styles and stories and created something unique - all held together by the siblings’ sumptuous harmonies."
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