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The Staves

Atlantic Distribution Producer: John Congleton The Staves create beautiful music, teeming with three-part harmonies that make even the simplest melodies sound expansive and full. Good Woman is no exception, but this time, the vocals share a stage with heightened instrumentation, produced by John Congleton. The Stavely-Taylor sisters have perfected the art of simplicity, and the introduction of drums and synthesizers could easily challenge the purity of their vocas. Instead, the additions offer a fresh tone. This is especially true on “Good Woman” and “Careful, Kid,” where the group experiments with a punchier rock aesthetic, giving the emotions an added bite […]

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Although the Staves teamed with the neoclassical ensemble yMusic for an album called The Way Is Read in 2017 (now retroactively billed as an EP), it’s been more than five years since their last proper Staves LP, 2015’s spellbinding, Justin Vernon-produced If I Was. It’ll be close to six when the next one finally arrives…

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A lot of people don’t realize that the Staves’ If I Was deserves to be spoken of with the same breathless reverence reserved for 2015 classics like Art Angels and To Pimp A Butterfly, but it’s true. The Staveley-Taylor sisters could have retired from music at that point knowing that they’d given the world something…

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the great folk trio the Staves. In 2017, they released a collaborative album with yMusic; in 2018 they offered a Christmas song. But you’d have to go all the way back to 2015 and the group’s beloved album If I Wasone of the best that

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