Each week, a Globe-pal (AKA a DJ at 91.1 the Globe) takes a song of their choosing, and dishes out a healthy review to be sent out and posted on globeradio.org/music.
The Globe Track of the Week is an excellent way to keep up with the new tunes presented weekly on 91.1 the Globe, the best college radio station in Indiana.
For this Globe Track of the Week I decided to focus on a power sibling duo, Larkin Poe. Fronted by sisters Megan Lovell and Rebecca Lovell, Larkin Poe has been dominating the Americana charts with their song “Strike Gold”
This song starts out strong. With two electric guitars screaming in both sides of your ears you know you’re in for a treat.
The drums and the bass enter, not hindering the energy that the electric guitars bring to the song but adding to it. I love the bass line in this song, it’s simple pounding out a single note line outlining the chords but it works adding little punches into the drum groove.
The verse starts and you can tell the singer means business. The vocals have some growl to them, not exactly peaking but some break up similar to the electric guitars. I love how the guitars come in at the end of every phrase to respond, it ties all the parts together so well.
As the chorus hits, the guitar in the left ear starts strumming out power chords with the guitar on the right continuing to scream out lead lines. The vocalist sings of “taking the high road” so that when they “dig deep” they can “strike gold”. It’s a great play on hard work and staying above the rest will create opportunities or “gold”.
As anyone would expect with a high energy song with electric guitar a great guitar solo is needed. Larkin Poe does not disappoint but instead of taking the usual approach of a single guitar taking over and going for a mind stopping shred, both guitars solo, playing off of each other at the same time while another rises out in between the phrases to add more.
Larkin Poe “strikes gold” on this powerful track. Allowing the vocals and the two guitars to stand out while the bass and the drums take a back seat and support is perfect in my eyes. It’s never too simple though, I am always captured by the two different guitars going on in both ears.
- Seth Smith Kauffman