The Staves Release "Best Friend (Be Kind Version)"

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The Staves, currently on tour in the UK, have released a stripped down, alternate version of "Best Friend," a song from their new album, Good Woman; it is the second in their Be Kind series of special singles, following a new version of the album's title track. "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. The Staves will bring their tour to North America in early 2022. 

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The Staves, who are currently on tour in the UK, have released a stripped down, alternate version of "Best Friend," a song from their new album, Good Woman; it is the second in their Be Kind series of special singles, following a new version of the album's title track. "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. You can hear it everywhere here.

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." You can heat it and get it here.

The Staves will bring their tour to North America in early 2022. The tour begins in Dallas on February 9, heading across the South, up the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, up to Canada, back down the US Midwest, over to the Pacific Northwest, and down to California, culminating at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on March 15. "We are beyond thrilled to announce that we will be coming to you in 2022!! We can’t wait to take Good Woman on the road to a town near you!" See below for details and tickets; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

THE STAVES US TOUR

Feb 9 Trees Dallas, TX
Feb 10 Emo's Austin, TX
Feb 12 White Oak Music Houston, TX
Feb 14 Saturn Birmingham. AL
Feb 15 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
Feb 16 Mercury Lounge Nashville, TN
Feb 18 9:30 Club Washington, DC
Feb 19 Royale Boston, MA
Feb 22 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Feb 23 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Feb 25 Théâtre Fairmount Montreal, QC
Feb 26 Exhibition Place Toronto, ON
Feb 27 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
Mar 1 The Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
Mar 2 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
Mar 4 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
Mar 5 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Mar 8 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Mar 9 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
Mar 10 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
Mar 12 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
Mar 14 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
Mar 15 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
     
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  • Friday, October 1, 2021
    The Staves Release "Best Friend (Be Kind Version)"

    The Staves, who are currently on tour in the UK, have released a stripped down, alternate version of "Best Friend," a song from their new album, Good Woman; it is the second in their Be Kind series of special singles, following a new version of the album's title track. "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. You can hear it everywhere here.

    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." You can heat it and get it here.

    The Staves will bring their tour to North America in early 2022. The tour begins in Dallas on February 9, heading across the South, up the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, up to Canada, back down the US Midwest, over to the Pacific Northwest, and down to California, culminating at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on March 15. "We are beyond thrilled to announce that we will be coming to you in 2022!! We can’t wait to take Good Woman on the road to a town near you!" See below for details and tickets; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    THE STAVES US TOUR

    Feb 9 Trees Dallas, TX
    Feb 10 Emo's Austin, TX
    Feb 12 White Oak Music Houston, TX
    Feb 14 Saturn Birmingham. AL
    Feb 15 Terminal West Atlanta, GA
    Feb 16 Mercury Lounge Nashville, TN
    Feb 18 9:30 Club Washington, DC
    Feb 19 Royale Boston, MA
    Feb 22 Irving Plaza New York, NY
    Feb 23 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
    Feb 25 Théâtre Fairmount Montreal, QC
    Feb 26 Exhibition Place Toronto, ON
    Feb 27 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
    Mar 1 The Pabst Theatre Milwaukee, WI
    Mar 2 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
    Mar 4 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
    Mar 5 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
    Mar 8 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
    Mar 9 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
    Mar 10 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
    Mar 12 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
    Mar 14 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
    Mar 15 The Theatre at Ace Hotel Los Angeles, CA
         
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