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Still Corners Announce New Album, Share Video for “Lost Boys”

Dead Blue Due Out September 16 via Wrecking Light

Jun 29, 2016 Photography by Bernard Bur Still Corners
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Still Corners released a criminally under-appreciated dream-pop album in 2013 via Sub Pop, Strange Pleasures, their sophomore album. Now the male/female American/British duo of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray have announced their third album, Dead Blue, due for release via the band’s own label, Wrecking Light Records, on September 16. The band has also shared the album’s first single, “Lost Boys,” via its video. The song is as much electro-pop as dream-pop and the video features lots of negative images and quick flashes of the band. Watch it below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art. Also, the band has one show scheduled, on October 10 at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, New York, with more U.S. and U.K. shows promised to be announced soon.

Murray commented on “Lost Boys” in a press release: “We were working on this new song and I had just finished reading Catch a Wave - The Rise, Fall and Redemption of Brian Wilson. I really connected with Brian. It echoed a lot of my past relationships with guys who were troubled.”

Dead Blue was written by the English seaside and the band has issued a statement about the recording of the album and its title: “We started writing this album just after we came back from our tour in Greece. It came at an interesting time for us. London was proving too expensive and we also wanted a place that had a slower pace of life. We drove down to Deal in Kent to check it out and ended up renting a house right on the beach. We wrote the whole record there looking out a big window onto the sea - you could open it in the summer and hear the waves. Sometimes the water was just this still cold blue, absolutely beautiful. We named the record after that image - Dead Blue”

Hughes also commented on the album in the press release: “This album is an expression of our fears and our desires in an effort to get a handle on our past experiences and the world around us. The more you know your own darkness, the more you can control those triggers to prevent all out wild fires in your own life. There’s an old Native American tale where an elder tells a boy about the two wolves that live in his heart. One is love and one is fear. They are in a battle. The boy asks, well ‘which one wins?’ The elder replies, ‘the one you feed most.’ A big part of winning that battle against fear is knowing what triggers it.”

Still Corners released a new song, “Horses At Night,” back in December, but that song isn’t on the album. Back in March Murray wrote a My Inner Geek guest blog post for us about Star Trek: The Next Generation and you can read that here. The band also performed at Under the Radar’s official nighttime showcase at SXSW this year at Central Presbyterian Church.

Dead Blue Tracklist:

01. Lost Boys
02. Currents
03. Bad Country
04. Crooked Fingers
05. Skimming
06. Down with Heaven and Hell
07. Downtown
08. The Fixer
09. Dreamhorse
10. Night Walk
11. River’s Edge


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