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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."

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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
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
190295861742
Price: 
2.00
Artist Name: 
The Staves
MusicianDetails: 

"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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