She Lied And Said She Was A Virgin. And I Asked Her Which, Which Version?
It's not like I was at a loss as to what to post about tonight. More like at a crossroad. Yeah, that sounds better. Luckily, my wife's calm demeanor and good taste prevailed: "The Stills" she said. " Yes, write about The Stills." As you can plainly see, both the missus and myself have a love jones for Montreal's finest band. Falling very much between the cracks during the rise of The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, and of course The Arcade Fire, this auspicious four piece nonetheless managed to release the sleeper hit of 2003 in Logic Will Break Your Heart. Deeply rooted in and indebted to such bands as The Cure, The Smiths, Ride, and of course Kitchens Of Distinction, The Stills re-imagine dark, art pop songs and lace them with shimmering choruses and driving, crashing guitars. As debut albums go LWBYH is a whopper, but after repeat spins the listener can sense that even greater things lay on the horizon. Check out for yourself when their new album Without Feathers is released later on this year. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
The Stills: Of Montreal
The Stills: Allison Krausse
The Stills: Gender Bombs
The Stills: Still In Love Song