Posted in music | tour dates on October 5, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

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Still Life Still

Canada's Still Life Still (pictured above) just released their debut, Girls Come Too, in August on Arts & Crafts. Behind the controls for the record were Broken Social Scene's Martin Davis Kinack and Kevin Drew, so it's no surprise that the band takes some sonic cues from the influential collective. Still Life Still impart their BSS-style dense arrangements with lyrics and energy that seem rooted in '90s-era pop-punk. Check it out on their MySpace.

They're in town for two stacked shows at Mercury Lounge on October 7th and 8th. On Wednesday, October 7th they play with Kurt Vile & the Violators, Birds of Maya and Coconuts. Then on October 8th they join a bill with Thee Oh Sees and The Fresh & Onlys (on tour together and playing the next night at the Bell House) and Girls At Dawn. Tickets for both the Oct. 7th and Oct. 8th shows are still on sale.

Still Life Still are also playing a CMJ show October 22nd at Union Pool. It's an Arts & Crafts showcase and they'll be joined by Timbre Timbre, Hollerago, Zues and others.

Kurt Vile
's Matador debut, Childish Prodigy, finally comes out October 6th and the Mercury Lounge show is just one of the dates he's playing to support it. Two tracks from that record are posted above ("Hunchback" is especially recommended).

While in town, Thee Oh Sees are also opening for Pierced Arrows at Maxwell's on October 10th (the night before, 10/9, Pierced Arrows play Mercury Lounge). Thee Oh Sees have a new record out (or out soon) called Dog Poison on Captured Tracks (information is somewhat scarce). The new LP takes the band in a slightly more acoustic, less straight-ahead-rock direction (at least compared to their early '09 release Help). Its cover is below.

Still Life Still's album art, tracklist and tour dates are also, below...

Thee Oh Sees

Still Life Still

Girls Come Too tracklist
1. Danse Cave
2. Flowers and a Wreath
3. Kid
4. Lite-Brite Lawns
5. Neon Blue
6. Pastel
7. Planets
8. Knives in Cartoons
9. T-Shirts
10. Scissors Losing Weight
11. Wild Bees


Still Life Still - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 07 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Oct 08 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Oct 15 The Hideout Chicago, Illinois
Oct 17 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Oct 22 Union Pool Brooklyn, New York

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Comments (8)

new kurt vile sounds like crazy horse...good stuff

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2009 3:29 PM

girls come too? shit fucking title

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2009 3:39 PM

looking fwd to this show!

Posted by vinny | October 5, 2009 3:51 PM

Hunchback is great! I love it so much that I already have it on the Hunchback EP but am still glad to see it opening the new album. Great driving song.

Posted by Ben Sherman | October 5, 2009 4:17 PM

looking forward to oct. 9 thee oh sees/golden triangle/fresh and onlys @ bell house...should be good times

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2009 6:45 PM

sfs = mega barf


I thought we graduated from this sound, world

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2009 12:20 PM


thank you so much

Posted by lv sale | October 18, 2009 9:09 AM

Oh! The pictures shown in this post are very nice. I am willing to know the source of that pictures.

Posted by Arts and Crafts Shops | December 1, 2009 10:24 AM

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