The DOVES

 

Facebook Famous

by The Doves

Released 2017
Released 2017
The DOVES provide a gently sardonic take on social media with the Nashville-flavored “Facebook Famous”:
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Following up on “Confession”, a doleful glimpse into longing and betrayal, The DOVES turn their attention to the vagaries of social media with the tongue-in-cheek “Facebook Famous”. It follows the more expansive pop-rock of recent offerings “Shut My Mouth”, “Wild and Strange”, “Mirage” “The Fine Line”, “The Day You Were Born”, and “Pulse”; as well as the Brenda Lee-Connie Francis retro of “Why Did You Hurt Me?”, and the joyous gospel of “King of Kings”. …
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Confession

by The Doves

Released 2016
Released 2016
The DOVES revisit the melancholy lament of “Dirty Words” with “Confession”, a concordantly lush and spare arrangement that evokes Americana — with synthesizer.
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The DOVES tip their hat to homespun Americana, while maintaining their distinctive disregard for boundaries and categories with their own “trans-genre” approach, in “Confession”: a song which is both lush and spare, utilizing a dolefully sweet signature on synthesizer to carry its tale of longing and betrayal, given life by Wade and Trena’s plaintive harmonies.

“Confession” is a nod to the couple’s early all-acoustic work together as The DOVES; echoing the melancholy lament …
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Pulse

by The Doves

Released 2016
Released 2016
Take a ride to the edge with The DOVES. The steady drumbeat of your “Pulse” — thump, thump, thump —

is all that stands between you and eternity.
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The 120 mph motorcycle spree through the stalled traffic of the rush hour metropolis…

Standing on the edge, with nothing between between you and the ground but 3,000 feet of air and a nylon canopy folded into a pack…

To feel your heart pumping in your chest, adrenaline firing every nerve in your body, dancing on the razor thin line between life and death, with no margin for error.

To escape, if only for a moment, the …
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The Day You Were Born

by The Doves

Released 2016
Released 2016
The DOVES return to their 20th century pop rock roots with “The Day You Were Born”. Big blocks of melody, harmony, and rhythm define this catchy radio-friendly “love letter”. “A universe of loneliness” surrounds us, demanding “proof — so show me”. So “throw your arms around…” your beloved “like the day (they) were born…”
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“The Day You Were Born” is the latest addition to The DOVES growing catalogue:

The “musical smorgasbord” of their 6-song EP, “Day (One)” which ranges from acoustic lament (“Dirty Words”), to guitar-driven New Wave (“Day”), to electronic synth (“Some More Than Others”), to glorious chorale (“Out of the Wood”), to “grunge meets Latin in Motown” ("Angeline"), to soulful blues (“Everybody’s Happy But Me”) –

their follow-up “double-sided single” of catchy pop-rock, “Wild and Strange/Shut …
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King of Kings

by The Doves

Released 2015
Released 2015
Come celebrate the King! Sing along with The DOVES in joyful gospel praise of Jesus Christ in His exclusive office as Creator of “time and space (and) energy!” “King of Kings” will have you clapping your hands, closing your eyes, and swaying to its soothing melody, and strong but stately rhythm. Perfect for worship service, or personal devotion!
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W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry (The DOVES) depart from their regular fare of trans-genre “sad songs”, blues, and introspective retro pop-rock (“Why Did You Hurt Me?”, “Shut My Mouth”, “Mirage”, Wild and Strange”, “Everybody’s Happy But Me”, et. al.) to take a Gospel turn with their latest effort, “King of Kings”.

“King of Kings” is an old-fashioned, drop-beat, stomp-your-feet praise and worship song: marked by its stately, unhurried rhythm; underpinned by the rhythm section …
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Why Did You Hurt Me?

by The Doves

Released 2015
Released 2015
“Why Did You Hurt Me?”, the latest single by The DOVES, arrives like an echo of a WLS AM broadcast from the golden age of radio. Trena Stooksberry’s soulful vocal evokes those of Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, and Patsy Cline; while Wade’s guitars provide counterpoint, and a reverb-soaked lead. All supported by the sturdy foundation of Joey Stuckey’s broad-shouldered bass line.
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For their latest single release, The DOVES (husband and wife duo W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry) offer up a tune written by Trena, with guitar arrangements contributed by Wade. “Why Did You Hurt Me?” harkens back to the golden age of radio, with Trena’s soulful, heart-felt vocal evoking the torch-song sentiments of Brenda Lee, Connie Francis, and Patsy Cline. As with “Everybody’s Happy But Me”, she goes straight to the heart, in describing …
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Mirage

by The Doves

Released 2015
Released 2015
Join The DOVES for a pulsating 4-minute trip around this world (see video link) – is it, after all, a “Mirage”?
“We now discover that the ostensible constants of physics are, apparently, changing. Scientists conclude that if these constants are indeed changing, it implies that our reality is but a mere ‘shadow’ of a larger reality…”
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The DOVES (husband and wife team W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry – vocals and guitars) join together once again with the extraordinary talents of Joey Stuckey (producer, engineer, bass) and Tim Alexander (drums and percussion) in “Mirage”: a galloping tune in which our hopes and dreams “hover… as clear as desire… beneath the watery sky.” Can you see your “shimmering world”?

“Mirage” is another addition to The DOVES growing catalogue of work (the singles “The Fine …
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The Fine Line

by The Doves

Released 2015
Released 2015
It’s been said that there’s a fine line between love and hate; wisdom and ignorance; the true and the false. Come join The DOVES for a brief walk along The Fine Line that separates one world from another. Are you “apart the machine”? Or a part of it?
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The DOVES (husband and wife team W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry) join together once again with the extraordinary talents of Joey Stuckey (producer, engineer, bass) and Tim Alexander (drums) in “The Fine Line”: a song that invokes the pathos involved with striving to “walk the line” (a la Johnny Cash) – or not to.

“The Fine Line” is another addition to The DOVES growing catalogue of work (the singles “Wild and Strange”; “Shut My Mouth”; the …
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Shut My Mouth

by The Doves

Released 2014
Released 2014
“Days are insufficient” to express the entertainment and fascination in “Shut My Mouth”, which chugs along “like a candle burning really slow” in the first of this double-dose of catchy Pop-Rock from The DOVES (please see “More Albums By This Artist” for the second song: This ol’ world is “Wild and Strange” – the only thing that breaks your heart…).
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Enjoy these latest offerings from The DOVES (singer-songwriter/husband and wife team W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry), who once again capture “superior arrangements and perfect harmonies” (German blog “A Few Good Times In My Life”) in these fun-to-listen-to Pop-Rock originals.

“Shut My Mouth” is a good, old-fashioned thumper, with clamorous guitars; a rock-steady rumination on attraction, which “comes on like a suicide’s last kiss.”

“Wild and Strange” (also available on CD Baby -- see "…
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Wild and Strange

by The Doves

Released 2014
Released 2014
This ol’ world is “Wild and Strange” – the only thing that breaks your heart – in the first of this double-dose of catchy Pop-Rock from The DOVES (please see “More Albums By This Artist” for the second song: “Days are insufficient” to express the entertainment and fascination in “Shut My Mouth”, which chugs along “like a candle burning really slow”).
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Enjoy these latest offerings from The DOVES (singer-songwriter/husband and wife team W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry), who once again capture “superior arrangements and perfect harmonies” (German blog “A Few Good Times In My Life”) in these fun-to-listen-to Pop-Rock originals.

“Wild and Strange” has a bouncy, early 60’s flavor; seasoned with a cupful of 80’s-alternative, expressing a yearning for a far-off land; the echo of a tune never quite heard; in this world in which “…
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Some More Than Others

by The Doves

Released 2013
Released 2013
The Doves join forces with the legendary Joey Stuckey in “Some More Than Others”; a song that addresses loneliness, suffering, and the universal need for love within the spiritual void of the post-modern landscape.
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The Doves join forces with the amazing Joey Stuckey in “Some More Than Others”; a song that addresses loneliness, suffering, and the universal need for love within the spiritual void of the post-modern landscape.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y5qski1oE8

The Doves:

Lush melodies, mystery and simplicity,
the profane and the sacred, driving
acoustic lyricism. The alternative to
the alternative.

Wade Stooksberry, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, and Macon, Georgia, played with Clark …
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Day (One)

by The Doves

Released 2014
Released 2014
Enjoy a buffet of stylings from The Doves (husband and wife duo W. Wade and Trena Stooksberry). From the guitar-driven retro-New Wave of “Day”; to “Angeline” (‘Grunge meets Latin in Motown’); to the pulsating angst of “Some More Than Others”; the more elegant acousticism of “Dirty Words” and “Out of the Wood”; and the straight blues of “Everybody’s Happy But Me”.
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“Day (One)” represents a sliver of the extensive catalogue of material complied by The Doves, who trace their roots back to the nascent Alternative scene of the early-to-mid 80s, and their influences from every corner, to form a sound that is

Lush melodies, mystery and simplicity,
the profane and the sacred, driving
acoustic lyricism. The alternative
to the alternative.

“Day” begins this set with a reflection on unsatisfied idleness, written from the perspective of burgeoning …
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