The Staves are “Tired As Fuck” on new song — listen

Justin Vernon-approved folk trio polishes off a fan favorite


    Photo by Graham Tolbert

    After an impressive showing at 2016’s Eaux Claires Festival, folk trio The Staves have been invited by Justin Vernon to return to this year’s installment of the Wisconsin event. One song that’s sure to pop up on their setlist is the newly unveiled song “Tired As Fuck”.

    The track has been a staple of the Staves’ live show for the last 12 or so months, but today represents the first time the studio version has been released. “‘Tired As Fuck’ was a song written in the midst of a relationship breaking down,” the band explains in a statement. “Lamenting the lack of some sort of guidance, but also accepting and resigning yourself to fact that you have to soldier on. Keep going. There is no helping hand.”

    In addition to the fresh single, the Staves have shared its corresponding Dan Huiting-directed music video. They’ve also shared its B-side, a remastered version of “Train Tracks”, which originally appeared as a bonus cut off their 2015 album, If I Was. Check ’em out below.


    “Tired As Fuck” video:

    “Tired As Fuck” b/w “Train Tracks”:

    Catch the Staves on tour as they trek across North America in the coming months.

    The Staves 2017 Tour Dates:
    02/16 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
    02/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
    02/18 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    02/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    02/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
    02/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
    02/24 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
    02/25 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
    02/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
    02/28 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
    03/01 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler
    03/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
    03/04 – Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate
    03/05 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
    03/06 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners
    03/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE
    03/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
    03/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    03/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    03/13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
    03/14 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
    03/15 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
    03/17 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    05/26 – Napa, CA @ BottleRock Napa Valley
    06/05 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
    06/10 – London, UK @ Bushstock Festival
    06/16-17 – Eau Claire, WI @ Eaux Claires Festival