As Nashville-based LARKIN POE prepare for the release of their new album VENOM & FAITH, the sister duo have premieres occurring on both sides of the Atlantic. FLOOD Magazine premieres the new music video for the song “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues“and Americana UK debuts the new track “Sometimes.” Venom & Faith gets released via Tricki-Woo Records on November 9, 2018. “Sometimes” is out now and can be streamed here.
The duo told FLOOD that “‘Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues’ was so late in coming into creation that it almost didn’t make it onto the record! It was such a fun lyrical jigsaw to piece together: this rhythmic picture of a bombastic, larger-than-life woman.” On the topic of the video itself, the sisters explained their choice to shoot the video in Nashville, saying “We wanted to invoke the feel of a gritty American South with kudzu, chain link fences, and attitude.”
Meanwhile, Americana UK says that the new album “cements the pair’s move into a harder, rockier sound full of glam stomp and buckets of attitude”
In a genre as storied as American roots and soul, Larkin Poe are poised to make a mark all their own with Venom & Faith. Rather than rest on their laurels, Larkin Poe persist and emerge rattling, stomping, and sliding into a modern-day depiction of what roots rock should sound like… writing another chapter in an everlasting story. “It’s a celebration of American roots music as translated by two sisters who are playing the blues in a modern age,” says Rebecca Lovell about their new album.
As the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed second album Peach, which was nominated for aBlues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album, Venom & Faith was produced by both the band and their long-time engineer Roger Alan Nichols. Those who pre-order the record will receive “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues,” Sometimes,” and “Ain’t Gonna Cry” as an instant free download.
Recorded in Nashville earlier this year in between headline shows, festival dates such as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, and a featured guest performer spot on Keith Urban’sGraffiti U World Tour, Larkin Poe approached Venom & Faith with fierce independence. From Rebecca’s powerful vocals on “Ain’t Gonna Cry” to Megan’s sultry lap steel on “Good And Gone,” the sisters weave their talents into the fabric of their experience and a picture of the American South. “Blue Ridge Mountains” harkens to the sisters’ hometown, “drinking sweet tea every day” with stomping percussion and churning riffs.
Still, the sisters maintain an outlaw mindset in a traditional genre. Unbound by tawdry embellishments, Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production values, and resonant lyrics like “California king-sized dreams in a twin bed.” Venom & Faith redefines what it means to make emotionally resonant music while also maintaining boundary-pushing musicality.
Venom & Faith will be released via Tricki-Woo Records on November 9, 2018. Album pre-orders and pre-saves on Spotify, iTunes and other digital retailers are available here: https://larkinpoe.lnk.to/Sometimes
Venom & Faith
2. Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues
3. Honey Honey
4. Mississippi (Feat. Tyler Bryant)
5. California King
6. Blue Ridge Mountains
7. Fly Like An Eagle
8. Ain’t Gonna Cry
9. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
10. Good And Gone