Inspired by composers ranging from Bach to Björk, The Staves whip up a lush an original concoction of string-heavy chamber music and avant-garde pop.
As members of the flourishing chamber pop scene in New York City, The Staves are excited to see the explosion of orchestral instruments infiltrating indie rock. It seems however, that these instruments are often underutilized, so The Staves set themselves apart by showcasing the virtuosic possibilities of their instruments.
"There are very few artists that consistently give me goosebumps. There are even fewer that happen to be based so close to home. New York’s Soren Anders (of The Staves) positively fits within this elite category.
Over the last year, his stunning vocals and heartbreakingly beautiful melodies have won me over in a major way. For his most recent performance, Soren handed out tiny daisies (a la Morrissey’s former gladiola obsession) to each & every attendee just before playing his glorious cover of ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’. Fantastic!" (from The Music Slut blog)