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Tired As Fuck / Train Tracks

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  • The Staves got together to perform some songs from the kitchen for an Instagram Live session on Sunday—from an early song, "Icarus," to their latest, "Nazareth," released last week, as well as "Make It Holy," from their 2015 debut album, If I Was, and more. You can watch it again here.

  • The Staves have released "Nazareth," the band’s first new music since its 2017 EP with yMusic. "We recorded 'Nazareth' in one take on a field recorder sat outside the studio in the summer of 2018," says the trio. "The sun was shining and the birds were singing. We tried recording it in the studio but just kept coming back to this version. It seemed to have the magic.  The song was intended to be in the spirit of an Irish blessing or a kind of a prayer, asking to be kept safe—but it pretty quickly became a more personal and introspective lyric. Moments of glory quickly faded. Worrying, trying. How we mean everything and nothing at the same time. To everyone, to no one."

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    The Staves released the double A side "Tired As Fuck" and "Train Tracks" on February 10, 2017. The former is a fan favorite that has been part of the band’s live show for the past year, though never officially released. The latter is a re-mastered version of a bonus track featured on their critically acclaimed 2015 album, If I Was. The sisters said of the tracks, “'Tired As Fuck' was a song written in the midst of a relationship breaking down. Lamenting the lack of some sort of guidance, but also accepting and resigning yourself to fact that you have to soldier on. Keep going. There is no helping hand. 'Train Tracks' is the beginning of something new and how confusing and difficult that can be when you're really just as clueless as anyone! The two tracks bookend each other in that respect.” 

    The Staves have also shared a music video for "Tired As Fuck," directed by Dan Huiting. “We fell down an Andy Warhol hole (a Warhole if you will) recently and particularly loved his series of screen tests and moving portraits,” described the band. “They're just static shots of a subject staring at the camera. It's amazing how compelling that is. Just looking at someone for 20 minutes or so. We also bought an old overhead projector and really wanted to incorporate it by projecting these weird shapes on Camilla's face.” You can watch the video here:

    Credits

    "Tired As Fuck" performed by:
    Camilla Staveley-Taylor, vocals, percussion
    Emily Staveley-Taylor, vocals, percussion
    Jessica Staveley-Taylor, vocals, guitar, percussion
    Zach Hanson, backing vocals, drums, percussion
    Justin Vernon, backing vocals, guitar, bass, percussion

    "Train Tracks" performed by The Staves

    "Tired As Fuck" produced by The Staves, Zach Hanson, and Justin Vernon
    "Train Tracks" produced by The Staves

    Recorded and mixed by Zach Hanson at April Base Studios, Wisconsin
    Mastered by Huntley Miller at HM Mastering

    Written by The Staves

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on February 2, 2017 - 4:56pm
Release Date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This double A side from The Staves includes "Tired As Fuck," a previously unreleased tune, and "Train Tracks," a re-mastered version of a bonus track from their 2015 album If I Was. The former was "written in the midst of a relationship breaking down," says the trio. "Lamenting the lack of some sort of guidance, but also accepting and resigning yourself to fact that you have to soldier on. Keep going. There is no helping hand. 'Train Tracks' is the beginning of something new and how confusing and difficult that can be when you're really just as clueless as anyone! The two tracks bookend each other in that respect."

Description: 

The Staves released the double A side "Tired As Fuck" and "Train Tracks" on February 10, 2017. The former is a fan favorite that has been part of the band’s live show for the past year, though never officially released. The latter is a re-mastered version of a bonus track featured on their critically acclaimed 2015 album, If I Was. The sisters said of the tracks, “'Tired As Fuck' was a song written in the midst of a relationship breaking down. Lamenting the lack of some sort of guidance, but also accepting and resigning yourself to fact that you have to soldier on. Keep going. There is no helping hand. 'Train Tracks' is the beginning of something new and how confusing and difficult that can be when you're really just as clueless as anyone! The two tracks bookend each other in that respect.” 

The Staves have also shared a music video for "Tired As Fuck," directed by Dan Huiting. “We fell down an Andy Warhol hole (a Warhole if you will) recently and particularly loved his series of screen tests and moving portraits,” described the band. “They're just static shots of a subject staring at the camera. It's amazing how compelling that is. Just looking at someone for 20 minutes or so. We also bought an old overhead projector and really wanted to incorporate it by projecting these weird shapes on Camilla's face.” You can watch the video here:

ProductionCredits: 

"Tired As Fuck" produced by The Staves, Zach Hanson, and Justin Vernon
"Train Tracks" produced by The Staves

Recorded and mixed by Zach Hanson at April Base Studios, Wisconsin
Mastered by Huntley Miller at HM Mastering

Written by The Staves

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

559254

ns_album_releasedate: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 16:45
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UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
190295861742
Price: 
2.00
Artist Name: 
The Staves
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"Tired As Fuck" performed by:
Camilla Staveley-Taylor, vocals, percussion
Emily Staveley-Taylor, vocals, percussion
Jessica Staveley-Taylor, vocals, guitar, percussion
Zach Hanson, backing vocals, drums, percussion
Justin Vernon, backing vocals, guitar, bass, percussion

"Train Tracks" performed by The Staves

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