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  • The Staves performed three tracks from their new album, Good Woman live from the BBC's Radio Theatre for BBC Radio 6 Music's Shaun Keaveny show. “Like warm buttermilk and honey siphoned into my ear canal," says Keaveny. You can hear the performances here. The band's album-release livestream show from February will be rebroadcast with a special new encore recorded from the sisters' family home in Watford on May 20. "We loved playing this show and wanted to give you all another chance to see it," says the trio, "or watch it for the first time before the real thing comes back later this year (fingers crossed)." 

  • The Staves celebrated the release of their new album, Good Woman, with a live-streamed ticketed concert from the London venue Lafayette on Friday. The band has now released their performance of the album tracks "Best Friend" and "Waiting on Me to Change" from the show, which you can watch here. "It was utterly beautiful and powerful," Clash says of the concert. "You expect excellent and classy harmonies when watching this band and they didn’t disappoint ... The Staves are a breath of fresh air and should be on everyone’s list to see when they can tour properly."

  • About This Album

    English trio the Staves—sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor—released their first new album in six years, Good Woman, February 5, 2021 on Nonesuch Records in the US. The vinyl album is also available in a bundle with a vinyl 7" of the song "Nazareth" b/w the album track "Trying."

    Good Woman was written and recorded in a time of tremendous turmoil and change for the band, between the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album is a testament to the Stavely-Taylors’ strength and that of other women; to sisters, mothers, and daughters; to love, loss, and change; and to trying to be a good woman.

    The band explains: “We have been working on this for a long time and are thrilled to share the title track. When we think about making this album we think about moments and snapshots of all the different contexts we were in as it was made. Living in each other’s pockets and then living with oceans between us. Of voice notes and field recordings and ideas in emails sent across continents. We think of homesickness and family. Of being an outsider. Of endless notebooks and scraps of paper. Of studios in the winter and recordings under the summer sun. Of rainy London days and long American nights with coffees and beers, dogs, and cats. We think of love. Big, big love. Our Mum. Our Dad. Our friends. And of loss. Death and birth. Womanhood, motherhood. Sisterhood.

    “And coming home.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Camilla Staveley-Taylor, vocals, synths, ukulele
    Jessica Staveley-Taylor, vocals, guitars, synths, piano
    Emily Stavely-Taylor, vocals
    Zach Hanson, bass, drums, percussion, synths
    Luke Reynolds, guitars, bass, synths, piano
    Lars Horntveth, woodwinds, lap steel, synths
    Ben Lester, synths, pedal steel
    Tom Skinner, drums, percussion
    Matt Ingram, drums, percussion
    Marcus Hamblett, horns

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced & Mixed by John Congleton
    Additional Production by The Staves & Zach Hanson
    Production Assistance by Nathanael Graham
    Recorded at RAK Studios, London
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sounds

Format Availability

  • This album is available from Nonesuch Records in the US only.

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on October 16, 2020 - 3:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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."

Description: 

English trio the Staves—sisters Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor—released their first new album in six years, Good Woman, February 5, 2021 on Nonesuch Records in the US. The vinyl album is also available in a bundle with a vinyl 7" of the song "Nazareth" b/w the album track "Trying."

Good Woman was written and recorded in a time of tremendous turmoil and change for the band, between the ending of relationships, the death of their beloved mother, and the birth of Emily’s first child. Produced by John Congleton, the album is a testament to the Stavely-Taylors’ strength and that of other women; to sisters, mothers, and daughters; to love, loss, and change; and to trying to be a good woman.

The band explains: “We have been working on this for a long time and are thrilled to share the title track. When we think about making this album we think about moments and snapshots of all the different contexts we were in as it was made. Living in each other’s pockets and then living with oceans between us. Of voice notes and field recordings and ideas in emails sent across continents. We think of homesickness and family. Of being an outsider. Of endless notebooks and scraps of paper. Of studios in the winter and recordings under the summer sun. Of rainy London days and long American nights with coffees and beers, dogs, and cats. We think of love. Big, big love. Our Mum. Our Dad. Our friends. And of loss. Death and birth. Womanhood, motherhood. Sisterhood.

“And coming home.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced & Mixed by John Congleton
Additional Production by The Staves & Zach Hanson
Production Assistance by Nathanael Graham
Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sounds

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FormatRestrictions: 

This album is available from Nonesuch Records in the US only.

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Friday, October 16, 2020 - 15:00
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
LP+MP3+7"
UPC: 
190295097035
Price: 
25.00
Label: 
LP+MP3
UPC: 
190295113773
Price: 
17.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
190295113780
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
190295113803
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
190295156022
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
The Staves
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MUSICIANS
Camilla Staveley-Taylor, vocals, synths, ukulele
Jessica Staveley-Taylor, vocals, guitars, synths, piano
Emily Stavely-Taylor, vocals
Zach Hanson, bass, drums, percussion, synths
Luke Reynolds, guitars, bass, synths, piano
Lars Horntveth, woodwinds, lap steel, synths
Ben Lester, synths, pedal steel
Tom Skinner, drums, percussion
Matt Ingram, drums, percussion
Marcus Hamblett, horns

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new-release
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