The Stills


The Stills

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Stills


Img_capt = Dave Hamelin and Julien Blais of the Stills performing in Ottawa, Ontario in 2007
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Origin = Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genre = Indie rock, post-punk revival
Years_active = 2000–present
Label = Arts & Crafts, Vice, Drowned in Sound
Associated_acts = Priestess
URL = [http://www.thestills.net www.thestills.net]
Current_members = Tim Fletcher
Dave Hamelin
Olivier Corbeil
Liam O'Neil
Julien Blais
Past_members = Greg Paquet

The Stills are a Canadian rock band.

History

Four of the band members, Tim Fletcher, Dave Hamelin, Liam O'Neil and Olivier Corbeil, have known each other since around the age of twelve and played in various bands prior to forming The Stills in 2000. The band members are art students from Montreal, Quebec. On a two-month trip to New York City, they recorded several songs with the help of a four-track recorder. According to rumour, the four-track recorder was given to them after helping a friend in Barcelona who needed drug money.Fact|date=August 2008

After landing a record deal, they began working on an EP entitled "Rememberese EP" which was released on June 17, 2003. Their debut album "Logic Will Break Your Heart" was released later that year, and touring with Interpol and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs gained them a steady following. Their second album, "Without Feathers", was released May 9, 2006 on Vice Records. They supported Kings of Leon on their UK spring tour in 2007.

They signed with Arts & Crafts for the release of their upcoming third album, "Oceans Will Rise". [cite news
last =Maher
first =Dave
title =The Stills Sign to Arts & Crafts
publisher =Pitchfork Media
date =2007-09-10
url =http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/news/45484-the-stills-sign-to-arts-crafts
accessdate =2007-09-22
] A new song, "Snakecharming The Masses" is available for streaming from their website, along with a looping video credited to Gordon Hull. Their third album, entitled "Oceans Will Rise", was released August 19, 2008. [cite news
last =Goodman
first =William
title = New Stills Album Out Aug. 19
publisher =Spin.com
date =2008-05-29
url =http://www.spin.com/articles/new-stills-album-out-aug-19
accessdate =2007-05-29
]

On July 20, 2008 they played to a crowd of over 270,000 in Quebec City, opening for Paul McCartney, for the city's largest concert ever, to celebrate its 400th anniversary.

Members

* Tim Fletcher – vocals, guitar
* Dave Hamelin – vocals, guitar, drum kit
* Liam O'Neil – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
* Olivier Corbeil – bass, backing vocals
* Julien Blais – drum kit
* Chet Smeltzer - Percussion, dance-howling

Greg Paquet, formerly vocalist and lead guitarist, left the band after the release of "Logic Will Break Your Heart" to finish his university degree. Dave Hamelin has since replaced him on guitar and vocals. Liam O'Neil has become a full-time member of the band on keyboard and Julien Blais had joined The Stills on the drums for the tour supporting their new record.

Discography

Albums

* "Logic Will Break Your Heart" (2003)
* "Without Feathers" (2006)
* "Oceans Will Rise" (2008)

EPs

* "Rememberese EP" (2003)

Compilations

*"Wicker Park Soundtrack" (2004) song: "Retour a Vega"

ingles

*"Still in Love Song" (2003)
*"Being Here" (2008)

References

External links

* [http://www.thestills.net/ The Stills] official website
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:3k57gjvr36iw~T1/ The Stills biography] at Allmusic
*myspace|thestills


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