Larkin Poe is a roots rock ‘n roll sister duo comprised of Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell – descendants of tortured artist and creative genius, Edgar Allen Poe.
At a young age, the girls were classically trained on violin and piano while being exposed to classic rock icons including Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd. Rebecca (lead singer) now plays lead guitar and Megan (harmony vocals) contributes on lapsteel.
After experimenting with an array of musical styles, they found a way to blend together a sound that channels their distinct voice.
The duo has previously hit the road as opening and backing bands for Conor Oberst, Kristian Bush (Sugarland) and Elvis Costello who praises that “they have a head start on the rest of us with the unique power and beauty of sibling harmony”.
Larkin Poe are currently working on their next album.
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.”
“Larkin Poe are not only highly professional, nearly perfect musicians, they also manage to add a new passion, modernity, and elegant coolness to the genre of Rock.” – Vogue
“These women are seriously badass. Don’t mess with them.” – Paste Magazine
“Larkin Poe, a sister act with staying power.” – NPR
“…These gals like their gritty Southern heritage with a cosmopolitan twist.” – The Huffington Post
“Insanely good… A tasty, well-crafted debut that will appease even the toughest critic.” – AXS
“…hook-laden roots rock that sounds something like fellow sister-band HAIM taking a Louisiana vacation.” – American Songwriter