Still Corners announce new album ‘The Last Exit’, out 22nd January 2021 via Wrecking Light Records
September, 16 2020 - THE LAST EXIT is the fifth studio album from Still Corners, which will be released on 22nd January 2021 on Wrecking Light Records.
With the shimmering desert noir sound the band has become known for, THE LAST EXIT takes you on a hypnotic journey, one filled with dilapidated towns, mysterious shapes on the horizon, and long trips that blur the line between what’s there and not there. Greg says, “We found something out there in the desert – something in the vast landscapes that went on forever."
THE LAST EXIT consists of eleven beautifully crafted songs with organic instrumentation, clean-toned guitar, spacious drums and the smoky croon of Tessa Murray. Album highlights include “The Last Exit”, “White Sands” and “Shifting Dunes” all of which evoke the vast space of the desert and rolling unconcerned skies.
The album was brought further into focus by the pandemic when almost everything was forced to stop. Tessa explains, “There's always something at the end of the road and for us it was this album. Our plans were put on hold – an album set for release, tours, video shoots, travel. We’d been touring nonstop for years, but we were forced to pause everything. We thought the album was finished but with the crisis found new inspiration and started writing again.”
It was in this context that songs like ‘Crying’, ‘Static”, ‘Till We Meet Again’ were written, reflecting on the impact of isolation and the need for social contact and intimacy.
First single, ‘The Last Exit’ is the final chapter of the Still Corners’ Road Trilogy. What began with ‘The Trip’ and was followed by ‘The Message’ concludes with the stunning ‘The Last Exit’. The video, inspired by the 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock, finds Tessa pulled into the mysterious rocks of Joshua Tree. Tessa explains -
"In a world where everyone thinks all the corners of the map are filled in we like to suggest there's something beyond that, something eternal in the landscape and in our psyche. Maybe you don't see it every day but it's there and that's what we are trying to connect to."
With a galloping beat, teardrop vocals and silver-tone guitar, The Last Exit races down a lonely highway to destination unknown. Elegant and searching with a grand piano ending, The Last Exit will remind you of another world beyond the one you see.
Still Corners release Crying, second single from 'THE LAST EXIT'
October 27th 2020. With their highly-anticipated new album ‘THE LAST EXIT’ due out on the 22nd January 2021, Still Corners unveil their latest single ‘Crying’.
Following on from the album’s title-track, which was released in September, ‘Crying’ sees them bring back more of that rich and ambient aesthetic they are known for. With its sweet yet sombre intention, their newest offering delivers a strong and heartfelt return that perfectly reflects their own personal and intimate direction.
Written during the pandemic, the band’s Tessa Murray explains, "The only constant in life is change, this song is about a breakup during a difficult time but it's also about coping with a fast moving uncertain world. Our video shows the immense universe and inevitable change of the seasons. Everything is in flux and that's the only thing that is certain."
Pre-order The Last Exit on Bandcamp and iTunes and get digital copies of the first two singles now. You can also pre-order the album on limited edition crystal clear vinyl with download code and exclusive mosaic poster, black vinyl and download code and digipak CD, along with exclusive t-shirt designs here.
Still Corners releases Live in Studio sessions, recorded at Abbey Road Studios
November 25, 2019 - Still Corners has released Live in Studio sessions, including a cover of Richard & Linda Thompson's track "The Calvary Cross" and a reworking of Slow Air cut "Black Lagoon", both tracks were recorded live at London's legendary Abbey Road Studios in June 2019.
Still Corners to play first Asia tour and biggest ever European tour
January 22, 2019 - Still Corners have announced their first ever Asian tour in early April 2019 followed closely by their largest ever European tour in May and June.
"We are very excited to be visiting Asia for the first time, it's been a dream of ours since the beginning. It's an absolute pleasure to return to Europe as well. We're very much looking forward to playing for you all soon." -Tessa
Tickets for the Still Corners Asia and European tour are available here.
Still Corners' SLOW AIR officially released today
August 17, 2018 - Still Corners' 4th album SLOW AIR has been officially released today!
You can now buy LPs and CDs at your local record shop and you can order vinyl, CDs and t-shirts from us here: www.stillcorners.com/shop
Listen/buy online from all streaming sites
Apple Music/iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/slow-air/1402912569
Still Corners announce new single The Message
The Message is the third single from Still Corners upcoming album SLOW AIR. The Message is a song about leaving someone and telling them on voicemail. Atmospheric clean-tone guitar mixes with Tessa Murray's voice as it floats over a lonesome highway recording.
Still Corners announce new single The Photograph
The Photograph is the second single from Still Corners upcoming August 17, 2018 release SLOW AIR. The Photograph is an elegant darkly romantic torch song dedicated to a lover long gone, only a photograph left to remind. Simmering clean-tone electric guitar mixed with huge bended distorted licks collide with Tessa Murray's vocals crooning softly on the verse and digging in more on the chorus to create an emotional tapestry about lost love."
The accompanying visuals have Tessa striking out along a lonesome highway to a destination unknown. The black and white film was captured by the band in the Arizona desert
Still Corners announce SLOW AIR TOUR
Still Corners have announced North American and European tour dates for the SLOW AIR TOUR 2018.
Thursday 6th - Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda's, tickets
Friday 7th - Norfolk, VA – Charlie's American Café, tickets
Saturday 8th - Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival, tickets
Sunday 9th - Washington, DC – DC9, tickets
Tuesday 18th - Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere, tickets
Wednesday 19th - Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz, tickets
Thursday 20th - Toronto, ON – Hard Luck, tickets
Friday 21st - Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern, tickets
Saturday 22nd - Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme, tickets
Sunday 23rd - Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen, tickets
Tuesday 25th - Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club, tickets
Thursday 25th - Austin, TX – Barracuda, tickets
Sunday 28th - Tucson, AZ – Club Congress, tickets
Monday 29th - Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge, tickets
Tuesday 30th - San Diego, CA – Casbah, tickets
Wednesday 31st - Tustin, CA – Marty's On Newport, tickets
Thursday 1st - Los Angeles, CA – Resident, tickets
Friday 2nd - San Francisco, CA – Neck of the Woods, tickets
Sunday 4th - Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge, tickets, tickets
Monday 5th - Seattle, WA – Sunset, tickets
Tuesday 6th - Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret, tickets
Monday 19th - Sofia, Bulgaria – Central Military Club
Tuesday 20th - Bucharest, Romania – Control Club
Wednesday 21st - Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205
Friday 23rd - Zürich, Switzerland – Bogen F, tickets
Sunday 25th - Madrid, Spain – Costello Club, tickets
Monday 26th - Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 3, tickets
Tuesday 27th - Paris, France – Espace B, tickets
Wednesday 28th - Amiens, France – La Lune Des Pirates, tickets
Thursday 29th - London, UK – Pickle Factory, tickets
Friday 30th - Bristol, UK – The Louisiana, tickets
Saturday 1st - Newcastle Upon Tyne, Star & Shadow Cinema, tickets
Sunday 2nd - Glasgow, UK – Broadcast, tickets
Monday 3rd - Manchester, UK – YES, tickets
Tuesday 4th - Oxford, UK – O2 Academy2 Oxford, tickets
Thursday 6th - Groningen, The Netherlands – Vera, tickets
Friday 7th - The Hague, The Netherlands – PAARD, tickets
Saturday 8th - Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Q-Factory, tickets
Still Corners new album Slow Air announced
SLOW AIR is the fourth album by Still Corners, released on Wrecking Light on 17th August 2018. Evoking the atmospheric sounds Still Corners are known for, Slow Air continues the band's journey with an album full of tension and brooding all the while wrapped in a reverb laden dream.
Written in the hill country in Austin, Texas, Slow Air nods towards a classic sound with emphasis on the guitar, both acoustic and electric, combined with the alluring and ghostly voice of Tessa Murray. The songs are rounded out with live drums and minimal synthesisers with all the mistakes kept in for maximum human feel and emotion.
"We wanted to hear beautiful guitar and drums and an otherworldliness, something almost indefinable along with a classic song writing vibe. We're always trying to get the sound we hear inside of ourselves, so we moved fast to avoid our brains getting in the way too much. The name Slow Air evokes the feel of the album to me, steady, eerie and beautiful." Tessa Murray
The album title is derived from the sultry heat in Texas which causes everything and everyone to slow down. While writing Slow Air, Still Corners found inspiration in the change of leaving England for the States and traveling around the massive expanse that is North America from the deserts of Texas and Arizona to the beaches of California and mountainous regions of the north east.
Recorded in a new studio designed by Greg Hughes in Austin, TX, Still Corners focused on a recording process that was as fluid and minimal as possible. Using a variety of microphones both old and new, the band recorded and mixed this new set of songs in three months. Keeping everything fresh and not over-thinking moved the album to the finish line faster than any album Still Corners had written and recorded before. Joe Laporta made the finishing touches at Sterling Sound in NYC.
Black Lagoon, the lead single/video from Slow Air has the band on a journey from the desert to the ocean in search of a lost eden. Filmed over a month in Texas, Arizona and California and shot on a small handheld cinema camera, the band travels across America in a white mustang convertible searching and reaching into the unknown.
The band will be touring in North America and Europe this autumn.
Still Corners release Dead Blue on Wrecking Light Records
DEAD BLUE was the third album from Still Corners, released on Wrecking Light on September 16, 2016. Written on the coast of south England by the sea, Dead Blue finds the band exploring a more mechanical synthesised sound with live drums, electric guitar, Moog and a rich vocal performance from Tessa Murray.
All songs were written and performed by Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes, with drums from Neil Bullock (Broadcast). The album was mixed by Greg Hughes and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound with original artwork by James Flames.