Eight Houses

by She Keeps Bees

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Available through Future Gods (US) and BB Island (EU) on 9/16/14.

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released 16 September 2014

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Recorded and mixed by Nicolas Vernhes and Gabe Wax
Produced by Nicolas Vernhes and She Keeps Bees
Performed by Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant
Additional performances by Adam Schatz, Molly Donahue, Nicolas Vernhes, Gabe Wax, and Sharon Van Etten (courtesy of Jagjaguwar)
Mastered by Heba Kadry / Artwork by Romain Barbot

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She Keeps Bees Wheaton Glenmont, Maryland

She Keeps Bees have self-recorded and released music made at home since 2006. Their debut album, Minisink Hotel, was described by NYC’s Other Music as “the best album you’ve never heard." Nests, their second full-length, was admired by the Guardian as “sparse, soulful and defiantly retro.” Their third LP, Dig On, was praised by the BBC as "an album of fire, spirit, and sweat." ... more

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Track Name: Feather Lighter
I offer the world
as the sun rides out
a sacred wind
as the day unwound
morning star
the sky I'll rope
for you the earth
on air we float
take all your words
I'll gather
to my head they settle
in a deep
in a still
feather lighter
than my heart to hell
gnashing my teeth
waving
crumble at my feet
wasted
call it what you need
intention of a dream
Track Name: Breezy
holding the railing
winding stairwell
where I fell down
natural
that don't phase me
it's the life I agreed
my bargain for the plea
too close to call
when you carry it all
like you knew all along
they keep you like a ghost
waiting for the breeze
breezy
like it or not accept it
no need to haul yourself off epic falls
you think peak atop the Sun
call in what is needed
needed
tread gently
Track Name: Owl
I will follow the sound of the owl
bless this house
bless my pillow
bless your pillow
desire
where you want to be
lovingly
you'll have to send a strong goddamn wind to get rid of me
you'll have to send a strong goddamn wind to get rid of me
every single piece
sandpaper and gum
leaning and propped
our arch undone
desire
where you want to be
lovingly
you'll have to send a strong goddamn wind to get rid of me
every single piece
my long way the wrong way
Track Name: Both Sides
fill your moon in all 8 houses
you work the group round the room for it
gave me the part so I fixate on it
dismantle myself broke my life for it
caught up in the broad conquest
dissolved my being
into a passing fancy
aren't you tired
tired
running the same damn line
with rocks tied to both sides
you bleed the need
just a drain on me
Track Name: Burning Bowl
I could never say
that you don't have reasons
if it's all the same
I'd rather forget
burn it in a tin can
let the flame take each page
ashes in the waves
disintegrate
transform this pain
life in tides
each shoulder shore
sacred grey stones
Track Name: Radiance
eternal bloom of the dawn
spirals from the earth to the heart
spirals from the earth you stand on
it can never break never be lost
radiance
sacred wreath of two hearts
radiance
great oceans swell guided by sun given rays
moon rhythmic winds
it can never break never be lost
radiance
sacred wreath of two hearts
radiance
circle love into you hold within
Track Name: Wasichu
made you cut your hair
cover your body
sit like a dog
told you where to look
told you where to stay put
hear the bounty for your death
they starve your children
work with dead land
stop speaking your language
give us your light
give up
birth of edging
the fever pitch
blind with righteousness
start speaking the language
Track Name: Greasy Grass
victory vision
seen them coming
country's birthing 
100 years
corporal custer
last in his class
took his eyeballs
died in greasy grass
take the red road back
took their horses
took their guns
took the black hills
carved his face in one
take the red road back
Track Name: Raven
peace beneath the heart
chimes the raven wit from song
habit of thoughts what we spend our time on
I can't I won't burn on repeat
the blame the nod of blinding me
I get nervous I get anxious I self defeat
morning bright
ripe dawn captured it all
the scowl I wore unaware in repose
truth bloomed while my feet froze
not only how I will punish me
replaced by wounds that aren't so deep
I get nervous get anxious I self defeat
to the trees that bend and rip
the sidewalk rumbling 
use the dawn the dusk to reveal
let it roll let it roll off me
let it roll off me
Track Name: Is What It Is
bow to the power
make sure it knows
how heavy it is
be not completely
consumed
do not surrender
is what it is 
it is 
it's that kind of life
you are worthy
i am worthy
put me in the middle
you better push a bit more
how we are now
do not surrender
is what it is 
it is
it's that kind of life
you are worthy
i am worthy
needed to have it happen