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Still Corners Share Abbey Road Session Including Richard & Linda Thompson Cover

Listen to “The Calvary Cross” (Richard & Linda Thompson Cover) and “Black Lagoon”

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Still Corners have shared two tracks recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London. They include a cover of Richard & Linda Thompson’s “The Calvary Cross” and a new version of their own “Black Lagoon,” from their last album, 2018’s Slow Air, which was released via their own label, Wrecking Light. Check them both out below.

Still Corners are the male/female American/British duo of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray and Slow Air was their fourth album, the follow-up to 2013’s Strange Pleasures (a criminally under-appreciated dream-pop gem released via Sub Pop) and 2016’s Dead Blue (also released on Wrecking Light).

Murray had this to say about the recordings in a press release: “We had just wrapped up our biggest tour across North America, Europe, and Asia and wanted to document the band with a live studio recording. Abbey Road was the first studio we thought of when deciding where to record. It’s a beautiful and iconic place that we’ve always dreamed of. The sound and the experimentation that happened there makes up much of the fabric of recording history.”

Hughes had this to say about recording at Abbey Road: “Vintage consoles lined the corridors as we made our way to the Studio 3. We could feel the weight walking into the same studio where Pink Floyd recorded The Dark Side of the Moon. We used microphones used on many Beatles’ recordings. Finishing touches were made at our new studio in Woodstock, New York with Joe Laporta from Sterling Sound doing the masters.”

Hughes also had this to say about their decision to cover “The Calvary Cross”: “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight by Richard and Linda Thompson is a beautiful British Folk album that we both love. We played our version of ‘The Calvary Cross’ throughout the last tour and decided to record it in this live session.”

Of the new version of “Black Lagoon” Murray adds: “We recorded a live version of ‘Black Lagoon’ from Slow Air. We’d played this for a session at KUTX in Austin and lot of people mentioned they would like an official audio recording so we decided to do that as well.”

A press release promises that Still Corners are currently at work on their next album.

In 2016 Murray wrote a My Inner Geek guest blog post for us about Star Trek: The Next Generation and you can read that here.

Read our review of Slow Air.

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