Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper

More than anything, Aly Spaltro has 20,000 second-hand DVDs to thank for her first album. Despite being recorded at a proper studio in her recently adopted home of Brooklyn, Ripely Pine showcases songs conceived during her tenure at Bart’s & Greg’s DVD Explosion in Brunswick, Maine. Little did customers know, the same store they’d drop off their Transformers movies was providing the ideal four-year cocoon for the development of a major musical talent.

Ripely Pine shouts the introduction of a new talent from every groove. Here, finally, are recordings of Lady Lamb that come as close as possible to conveying the intense majestry of her live shows. And, much like her performances live, a narrative breathes through the record’s progression. The album opens with urgency and anger, settles into reconciliation and reciprocation, and ultimately reaches towards resolution, realizing infatuation leads to a loss of self; instead, embracing one’s own strengths is the most powerful thing of all.

Music maker Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia's sound grows from a wide range of influences from Caribbean rhythms and beat music to minimalism and indie rock all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Her debut record, Magic Trix, is an ecstatic collection of songs featuring layered beats, crunchy keyboards, and driving syncopated rhythms.
Recorded in a sweaty Brooklyn basement, Magic Trix is a colorful illustration of both Xenia's quirky songwriting and the band's live show. Co-producer/drummer Marco Buccelli helped shape the record's sound, "We experimented with distortion and having an electronic aesthetic on my acoustic drum set. Our overall philosophy was to use what we know and what we have around us to strike a balance between analogic live sound and today's digital perfection." The record was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Jeremy Loucas. Buccelli's experimentation paired with Loucas' technical prowess scored the team the punchy, live, aggressive sound they were looking for.
Having toured Europe and US , the CubaRican songstress continues touring steadily in support of her new album. Xenia's music has been featured on MTV, WNYC, East Village Radio, The New Yorker, Fader, Vice, and TimeOutNY.



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Lady Lamb The Beekeeper with Xenia Rubinos

Sunday, May 12 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs