Lady Lamb The Beekeeper is the moniker for Aly Spaltro, who originally hails from Maine but calls Brooklyn home these days. What started out as a hushed, intimate DIY recording project–she left her first recordings anonymously at a nearby record store–has blossomed into something bold and beautiful. Her 2013 debut, Ripely Pine, earned her an interview on All Things Considered where she discussed how to make even her darkest revelations danceable. She straddles this line between folk and pop with ease, sounding like a veteran even at age twenty-five.
On her new album After–out March 3–Spaltro thickens the arrangements but still leaves room for her impressionistic lyrics. “Spat Out Spit” starts out as an observation on everyday occurrences: riding the train, peeling an orange, watching passers-by. By the chorus, Spaltro is openly questioning the very roots of our existence, all set to a danceable beat.