She Keeps Bees – “Is What It Is” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten) (Stereogum Premiere)

Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant are gearing up to release Eight Houses, their fourth album as She Keeps Bees. Single “Is What It Is” sets Larrabee’s soothing alto murmurs against minimal organ parts and a sparse drumbeat, and the less-is-more effect is powerful. Notably, it’s one of two songs on the album that features Sharon Van Etten’s vocals. “You are worthy/ I am worthy,” Van Etten and Larrabee sing. The song is worthy too; hear it below.

Eight Houses is out 9/16 on Future Gods in the US and 9/26 in Europe via BB*Island. She Keeps Bees plays Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn on 8/21, and a full US tour itinerary is coming soon.