Tuesday, October 1, 2013

CD Review: The Staves Follow The Pattern On Debut Album, "Dead & Born & Grown"

British folk trio The Staves have released their debut album back in July through Atlantic Records. The Staveley-Taylor sisters have been performing together since 2010, playing host to Tom Jones, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars and being invited on "Later...with Jools Holland" just last year. The new album, "Dead & Born & Grown" was produced by the father and son duo of Glyn and Ethan Johns, making the album a big family affair.
The sisters show off their wonderful harmonizing on the introduction to the album with "Wisely & Slow" as instruments are gently used, allowing their voices to become the main focus. The Staves draw strong similarities to The Civil Wars with "Gone Tomorrow," but have a special bond in their voices that is just so warm and comforting. The slow sway of "Pay Us No Mind" and the ukulele-led "Facing West" are perfect examples of how their sound crosses over to pop-folk, while their angelic voices are hard to resist. The album closes with "Snow," which sounds like the female version of Mumford & Sons and the stories lyrics of the "Eagle Song."
The Staves have some dates lined-up for the end of October and the beginning of November in their home country of the U.K. For more information, please visit the staves.com.

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