The Great Taste Lounge
Just got my wristband for the big week! So let's keep going and seeing what's in store!
Next up is The Staves. They don't have much out on Spotify, so we'll just take a quick taste of them for now.
This group is made up of three girls: Emily, Jessica, and Camilla. They're sisters, as far as I can tell, and grew up immersed in sing-alongs to Simon & Garfunkle, Motown, and Buffalo Springfield, along with influences like fellow Bonnaroovians like Feist and Fleet Foxes. The debut album was set for early 2012, is actually due out in July. They'll be supporting Bon Iver on their tour this year.
This particular EP is only two songs long. The first of these is "Gone Tomorrow." Keep in mind, this is a quick, live recorded album. They're a folk group, so it's only appropriate that we're immediately welcomes by a classical guitar and harmonized voices. They're cute, not necessarily unique, but gentle and nice to hear. No crowd to speak of, as far as I can tell in this early going. This is much easier to listen to than Feist, to be completely honest. Lyrics are pretty good too, just giving a stand on time and relationships and staying vs. going. That's a little vague, but trust me when I say this works as needed at the moment. "Just give me some time to borrow. You're here today, done tomorrow... morning." Clever. True.
"Silver Dagger" is the other song on this EP. It moves a little quicker and has a more country-folk sound to it. The harmonies are okay, just a little annoying as they rise in volume for some reason. I like it all right, but it fades into memory as far as like-minded songs go. The portion where the instruments drop out do the girls great service - they should absolutely take moments like this to show how well they blend and sing together. It was beautiful.
Added to My Playlist:
- "Gone Tomorrow"