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  • The Staves have released their take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her landmark 1985 album, Hounds of Love, and a digital EP featuring that and the five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman. The Be Kind EP includes "Cloudbusting," "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman." 

  • The Staves have released a stripped down, alternate version of "Devotion," a song from their 2021 album, Good Woman; it is the fifth in their Be Kind series of special singles. "We went into the studio with the wonderfully talented Marcus Hamblett (our bandmate and long-time collaborator) with the intention of revisiting some of the songs from Good Woman, to explore some of the more soft and tender parts that are there," the band says.

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    On March 18, 2022, The Staves released Be Kind, an EP featuring their take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her album, Hounds of Love, and the five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman: "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman." 

    "We went into the studio with the wonderfully talented Marcus Hamblett (our bandmate and long-time collaborator) with the intention of revisiting some of the songs from Good Woman, to explore some of the more soft and tender parts that are there," the band says.

    Good Woman, The Staves' first album in six years, was written and recorded in a time of turmoil for the band—the end of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album stands as a testament to strength—of sisters, mothers, daughters—to love, loss, and change. To trying to be a good woman. "It’s a brilliant record, their new, fuller sound paying dividends," exclaims Record Collector. "It sounds cathartic to have recorded, and it’s cathartic to listen to." 

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on March 16, 2022 - 2:47pm
Release Date: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The Staves' Be Kind EP features the band's take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her album, Hounds of Love, and five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman: "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman."

Description: 

On March 18, 2022, The Staves released Be Kind, an EP featuring their take on Kate Bush's "Cloudbusting," from her album, Hounds of Love, and the five tracks in their Be Kind series of stripped down, alternative versions of songs from their 2021 album, Good Woman: "Devotion," "Careful, Kid," "Failure," "Best Friend," and "Good Woman." 

"We went into the studio with the wonderfully talented Marcus Hamblett (our bandmate and long-time collaborator) with the intention of revisiting some of the songs from Good Woman, to explore some of the more soft and tender parts that are there," the band says.

Good Woman, The Staves' first album in six years, was written and recorded in a time of turmoil for the band—the end of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album stands as a testament to strength—of sisters, mothers, daughters—to love, loss, and change. To trying to be a good woman. "It’s a brilliant record, their new, fuller sound paying dividends," exclaims Record Collector. "It sounds cathartic to have recorded, and it’s cathartic to listen to." 

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 14:30
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
190296279072
Price: 
6.00
Label: 
44/24 HD FLAC
UPC: 
190296144325
Price: 
7.00
Artist Name: 
The Staves
reissues?: 
new-release
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