The Staves Announce New Collaborative Album The Way Is Read with yMusic

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English indie-folk trio The Staves have just announced plans to release their brand new album The Way Is Read on the 24th November.

The album is a unique collaboration with New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic. The collaboration was originally commisioned by Justin Vernon’s Eaux Claires Festival back in 2016 and goes beyond yMusic just providing classical backing to The Staves – instead the two groups approached the project a number of ways, using The Staves’ voices as extra instruments for yMusic’s existing work, chopping up and rearranging tracks from The Staves and taking traditional songs and making them abstract.

Check out the full track listing plus the video for the first single “Trouble On My Mind” below:

1. Hopeless
2. Take Me Home
3. Trouble on My Mind
4. Bladed Stance
5. All My Life
6. Silent Side
7. Year of the Dog
8. Courting Is A Pleasure
9. All The Times You Prayed
10. Appetite
11. Sprig of Thyme
12. The Way Is Read

The Staves have been announced for the new Sydney City Limits festival on the 24th February – we’re looking forward to seeing if they’re doing any more dates while they’re in the country.

1 Comment

  1. November 10, 2017 at 10:54

    […] – English indie-folk trio The Staves have announced a collaborative album with New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic, The Way Is Read. Details here […]


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