Larkin Poe are releasing their first-ever covers album, Kindred Spirits, on Nov. 20.
They cover everyone from Robert Johnson and Elton John to Lenny Kravitz and Post Malone on the new project, a collection of stripped-back versions of both classics and new tracks that follows the release of their fifth studio album, Self Made Man, which was released this past June on their own Tricki-Woo Records.
In its first week of sales the album rose to the top of Billboard’s Top New Artists Albums and Current Rock Albums charts, while also climbing to No. 1 on the Blues Albums and No. 2 on the Americana/Folk Albums charts.
“Music is a bridge that can connect generations across time,” said the duo. “In recording Kindred Spirits, our admiration for the artists who originally wrote and performed the songs blossomed into an even deeper reverence. Coming up in a family of music lovers, a lot of the songs we have always seemed to gravitate towards learning have been with us since childhood; we started a YouTube series dedicated to paying tribute to our musical heroes in 2015 that unexpectedly took off and when fans began requesting recorded versions of the songs, we started daydreaming about how an interpretive album might take shape. Bringing these old friends into the studio, stripping them back to the bones and recording them live and raw, felt like a ritual. We’re grateful for the experience of making this album and grateful to the Kindred Spirits who have come before us and written the soundtrack of our lives.”
Larkin Poe recently shared the first song from Kindred Spirits, The Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin.” They announced several live performance screenings via their all new POECAST. The band will be sharing an acoustic band show (with stories from the road) on Oct. 4. The performance will air twice, first at 2 p.m. ET and then again at 8 p.m. ET.
1. Hellhound On My Trail (Robert Johnson)
2. Fly Away (Lenny Kravitz)
3. Rockin’ In The Free World (Neil Young)
4. (You’re The) Devil In Disguise (Elvis Presley)
5. In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
6. Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)
7. Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley)
8. Take What You Want (Post Malone)
9. Ramblin’ Man (The Allman Brothers)
10. Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes)
11. Crocodile Rock (Elton John)
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