Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray met one cute day as they both disembarked from the same London Bridge bound train. They laid eyes and ears on each other and just like in a musical fairy-tale, lived happily ever after as your new favorite fall band: STILL CORNERS.
The music they make is a perfect score for the (slightly twisted) indie romance you’re living out in your head (the word “cinematic” keeps constantly being used in reference to them, and there is good reason): all airy, breathy vocals, fuzzy guitars and what can probably be best described by quoting William in our FALL MUSIC GUIDE: STILL CORNERS have absorbed some of Broadcast’s sound, but eschew mathematical precision for soft-focus beauty.
Here is a sampling of their favorite songs from the wonderful Creatures of an Hour (out now on Subpop), with commentary from Greg, just in time for their show @ DC9 tonight (Olivia Mancini and Meredith Bragg open).
Sometimes the summer goes by very fast in England. I wrote this song as a wish for the summer to last a bit longer. It’s also maybe about grasping after fleeting moments, things you can’t hold onto but wish you could.
I had a break up a while back that was bad. I had just moved into a new house that luckily had a really nice garden. There was never anyone home so I spent a lot of time there just going over everything. I was there for about a year so watched a few seasons go by. The song’s about wrestling with personal Demons but the chorus echoes hope, so just as the seasons change so will you.
Into the Trees
I had read a quote from Jack Kerouac a while back – “Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH…” and it really struck me as wonderful. I wanted to write a song that expressed this love of life so Into the Trees is just that. Life goes by so quick, it’s best to grab it while you can.