Larkin Poe Releases Loud New Album ‘Bad Spell’ Coming November

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Larkin Poe Plugs In With New Song “Bad Spell”, “Blood Harmony” LP Out 11/11; Ongoing world tour

Larkin Poe – the acclaimed indie/rock duo of sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell – returned Thursday with big news and loud sound.

A new studio album, blood harmonyset for release on November 11, and the announcement was accompanied by a preview in the form of “Bad Spell,” a roaring, guitar-heavy track that serves as an answer, of sorts, to Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “J’ cast a spell over you”:

And the link between “Bad Spell” and this classic track:

“Ever since I first heard ‘I Put a Spell on You’ by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, I’ve wanted to write a female response,” Rebecca Lovell said. “I’d had the title ‘Bad Spell’ in my diary for years, and it was so much fun to create a song where the riffs and guitar tones have that singular purpose of meanness and swagger.”

Stylistically, blood harmony is a stark departure from Larkin Poe’s roots and folk releases of recent years, the latest directional step up from the dynamic duo (and their accomplices).

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“When you lead by your own stars, you never really know where you’re going to end up,” the band said. “Our true north is unique to us, and by following our true north without compromise, we have coasted this world on the journey of our lives. And it still feels like it’s just the beginning. Blood Harmony is a creative milestone that we are proud to have taken together as sisters. We have grown these songs into a sweet part of our hearts and hope they bring beauty.

According to a press release, the record was co-produced by the band alongside Texas musician Tyler Bryant (also Rebecca’s husband). With Megan handling harmony vocals, lap steel and resonator guitar and Rebecca on guitar and keyboards, Larkin Poe also enlisted members of their longtime live band, including drummer Kevin McGowan and bassist Tarka Layman. Recorded primarily at Rebecca and Tyler’s home studio, the result is an electrifying new work that fully harnesses the fiery vitality they’ve shown while touring the world, imbuing their songs with a soulful sensibility and heart-pounding ferocity. . From the feverish guitar work of “Bad Spell” to the moving “Southern Comfort” and smoldering title track, Blood Harmony reveals a band in complete touch with their formidable intuition, storytelling enriched with a heavy blues sound that hits straight to the heart.

Stay tuned for more and find Larkin Poe on the road in the months to come:

MAY

20 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Kino Šiška

21 – Vienna, Austria – Simm City

22 – Krakow, Poland – Square Students Club

23 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima

25 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt

26 – Prague, Czech Republic – Lucerna Music Bar

27 – Munich, Germany – Muffathalle

28 – Cologne, Germany – Concert Hall

30 – Aarhus, Denmark – Fonden Voxhall

31 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega

JUNE

1 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Restaurang Trädgårn

3 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall

4 – Stockholm, Sweden – Bern

6 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle

7 – Groningen, Netherlands – De Oosterpoort

8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

9 – City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den Atelier

10 – Sierre, Switzerland – Sierre Blues Festival *

25 – Winter Park, CO – 2022 Summit Blues*

JULY

1 – Belfort, France – Les Eurockéennes *

2 – Arras, France – Main Square Party*

6 – Jarnac, France – Cognac Blues Passions*

9 – Les Estivales de l’Alzette – Villerupt, France

10 – Weert, Netherlands – Bospop Festival 2022 *

13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Jazzopen 2022

14 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall †

15 – Frankfurt am Main, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle †

16 – Ostrava, Czech Republic – Colors of Ostrava *

18 – Castle of San Giusto – Trieste, Italy

20 – Open Air Blues Festival – Brezoi, Romania

22 – Southwold, UK – Latitude Festival *

29 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #

30 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center #

31 – Burgettstown, Pennsylvania – The Star Lake Pavilion #

AUGUST

20 – Hamilton, OH – Whimmydiddle*

25-28 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Big Blues Bender*

8/30-9/5 – Playa Mujeres, Mexico – Etheridge Island*

SEPTEMBER

4 – George, WA – The Gorge ^

9 – Alpharetta, Georgia – Ameris Bank Amphitheater #

10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion #

11 – Virginia Beach, VA – United Home Loans Veterans 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 – PSPC#

23 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion #

OCTOBER

7-9 – Columbia, MO – Roots N Blues Festival*

APRIL 2023

9 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theater

10 – Melbourne, Australia – The Croxton Band Room

* Appearance at the festival

† with Jack White

# Outlaw Music Festival Tour

^ with Dave Matthews Band and Black Pumas

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