Dig On

by She Keeps Bees

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w.robbie.scott What is the light without a little dark? This duo puts the NYC back into punk. Favorite track: All Or None/Dark Horse.
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Juju Sophie I remember Jess performing this live at the show I saw and simply loved it. She had the whole crowd in the palm of her hands as she sang a capella. It was an intensely intimate moment that I won't forget. I often play the record when I just need to feel grounded. Life can often sweep us away and take us in directions we don't need to go in. These guys stay true to their vision, recording alone, buddies. I respect this and love its honesty, both in the sounds recorded and presentation. Thumbs up. Favorite track: All Or None/Dark Horse.
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sparrowinghands they have a way of taking a somewhat basic song, and turning it around to make it intensely more interesting. one of the greatest new(to me anyway) bands i have heard in quite some time. Favorite track: Vulture.
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1.
didn't think I could walk while others led us started weakening on all all fronts so give it cut and drained go on and tell them my name in this heat in my rage till I keep the fire cause either ear it's the ego they play go on and hid it from the light of day dig dig dig on they make you dig dig on deep beneath deep beneath the coal brave! own the courage brave! stand on brave!
2.
on the edge of their seats if it's what you believe I'm not taking your ball I'm not breaking your bones so get your practice down so you can spread it around they like the milk you serve they like to use your words and they will under the same tongue you'd call me names got the remedy for your wondering for your tired mouth all the yarn you spin found you out under the same tongue you'd call me names found you out found you out
3.
02:08
I was once a farmer now I stand in lines dead leaves dead trees dead leaves kick them all around we are not the power we try but the chord is thick keep picking up dead leaves keep picking up dead trees keep picking up dead leaves all all around
4.
02:55
you won't fight anymore last breath it doesn't matter cause you're not here anymore not worth it to stick around yet the victim lives you still find the strength to tell me how I should live with spite in your breath you plant the seed watch the misery spread I don't believe you HEY I'm still your daughter see me
5.
I ain't got no big coat on I ain't got no sharp claws I have no damn whiskers to keep track of you you got claws you got sharp teeth for ripping slack off while you roll your eyes as he picks you dry it's your life you'll defend him with your life wasted on a lion waiting for dead meat life wasted on a lion waiting for dead meat sister beware
6.
if you're gonna try and change him better know what you want remember how he's changed your mind before as long as I have waited to knock the crust off you swirling everything around me as if I'd make you my moon take him by the neck throw him to the stars a visible end of a spectrum in the dark be free
7.
she thinks like she's 18 child needs appeasing why can't I help her? why can't I help her to leave? can you feel him? his hands around your throat you're looking both ways standing in the middle of the road can you tell me what it is you think you need? just a friend, probably mirrored my mother I mirrored the fear mirrored the daughters I mirrored what gives in sick of the soup you're feeding me sick of the guilty genes I'm sick of the dirty looks I'm sick of how the truth hurts if you wanna know true love it's all or none all or none all or none none none wailing my soaked eyes running through my hands a pound of blood I can feel it feel it burn the shirt off my chest I am wailing with my tight fists oh if I see you ride in on a dark horse you may paint him white but he's still a dark horse dark horse dark horse
8.
02:50
I know I can't give in my power weakens fear sniffs and grabs at me Jupiter deep Jupiter deep what makes you think you can judge what comes out of my heart? how dare you I hear you laughing my anger in full bloom better hang up the phone before I act like you do why would you dissect my blood? to prove the buttons you push work tin I'm made of tin
9.
mama he doesn't treat me so good something about him makes me stay put part of the time he knocks himself out so it's easy I buy his cigarettes and I can take it got him to sit on my sleeve now I'm alone more than before blind to the cup I'm sipping from the more hold on I hold on I'm loosing myself heart's in the middle got my hand to the breeze watch your face keep shadows you'll never see me see me hold on I hold on now I'm alone more than before blind to the cup I'm sipping from
10.
03:24
wasted on your gain you'd wipe me out for another swig tell me be grateful like it's wealth you give yeah you'll let me play only see what you can win you're a vulture spineless you offer no vision just the lies that you live in gather my strength like blood in my veins no longer needed to cut teeth on stones drunk on their own power I'll set the course lines like gold you think you can shake me? revolt! gather my strength like blood in my veins no longer needed to cut teeth on stones drunk on their own power
11.
calm walk in the dark a dark you can see a dark that could lead you to shit you don't need gonna need a calm walk in the dark to future to unity strength dear lord is what you gonna need gonna need a calm walk in the dark calm walk in the dark if they imprisoned our vision our throats our thoughts free free freedom a balance of owning our word take take these reasons put forth the work
12.
01:40
burn not too bad in your forest fire the tree you said I am I guess we know who wins two years gone on too long drank all I could the poisoned songs you sung so here we go again I hummed along two years gone on too long

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One of Rough Trade Shop’s Albums of the Year, 2011

“An album of fire, spirit and sweat –and sometimes that’s all you need.”
-BBC

“...it’s the sparseness of the arrangements and the warmth of Larrabee’s voice which will initially snare you, but these are songs that are primed to get under your skin.”
-The Irish Times

"It’s clear that the band is giving it their all on each and every cut of Dig On. The violent guitar strumming of 'Found You Out' accentuates the rises and plummeting dips in Larrabee’s singing, and the rhythmic, forceful drumming on “See Me” pounds home the feeling of anguish, as she hollers a lyrical reminder of 'I’m still your daughter' to an errant parent."
-Consequence of Sound

“She Keeps Bees works a bluesy, primal territory in the footsteps of P.J. Harvey.”
-The New York Times

“A soulful duo that fluently burns through rough-hewn and potent blues-rock stompers.”
-The New Yorker

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released July 19, 2011

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Dig On was recorded by Andy and Jess during November, 2010 in a log home in New York's Catskill Mountains. Mastered by Joe Lambert. Artwork by Jessica Larrabee.

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She Keeps Bees New York, New York

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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