The Staves are a folk rock trio of sisters from England. After a critically acclaimed debut album in 2012, The Staves spent most of the past three years on the road, opening for such acts as The Civil Wars, Mumford & Sons, and Bon Iver. During the Bon Iver dates, the sisters formed a bond with leadman Justin Vernon, who would later invite The Staves out to his April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. At first the visit was just a casual jam session, but it quickly became clear that the sisters were bursting with material, enough for a new album, and that Vernon was just the guy to be the sounding board for it. The resulting album is a deeply personal account of things left behind – love lost, strained relationships, and sacrifices made for lengthy tours around the world. It is only fitting that these songs were recorded so far from home in a frozen town in northern Wisconsin. Despite the wintry feel of this album, the soaring vocal harmonies of these expansive ballads are sure to warm your bones. If I was is going for adds this week.
RIYL: Laura Marling, Bon Iver, First Aid Kit, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, Angel Olsen, Bonnie Prince Billy, Iron & Wine
Recommended Tracks: Track #5 “Black & White”, track #1 “Blood I Bled”, track #2 “Steady”, track #3 “No Me, No You, No More”, track #4 “Let Me Down”, track #10 “Teeth White”, track #7 “The Shining”, track #11 “Make It Holy”
Going for Adds 3/30 & 3/31
FCC Caution: Track #6 says “d*mn”