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Monday, June 20, 2016

Critic's Pick: The Staves to Perform at Off Broadway on Saturday, June 25

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 5:59 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY GRAHAM TOLBERT
  • Photo by Graham Tolbert

The Staveley-Taylor sisters aren’t the first acoustically-inclined folk artists to experiment with electronics and beat-driven production. On their first few albums as the Staves, the British trio mixed starkly lush harmonies with moments of folk-pop charm — accordions, ukuleles and the like filled the corners of 2012’s Dead & Born Grown. But on last year’s If I Was — and the just-released three-song EP Sleeping in a Car, the Staves turned to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for production, using his Alpha Base studio as a playground. New track “Outlaw” loops the sisters’ voices to create a perpetual game of ping-pong, but even when the tracks settle into a more steady groove, grandiose production gives a fitting backdrop for their choir of voices.

Sensors Working Overtime: Trevor Sensor, a native of Sterling, Illinois and a signee of Jagjaguwar Records, will open the show with songs from his latest EP Texas Girls and Jesus Christ.

Stream the Staves' "Sleeping in a Car" below:

The Staves 
8 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue. $15. 314-773-3363.

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