See Still Corners Run a Roller Rink in 'Berlin Lovers' Video

Experience the London duo's "Strange Pleasures" on May 7, courtesy of Sub Pop

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Still Corners are Tessa Murray and Greg Hughes, a London duo who seem to draw as much inspiration from the fundamentally rockist dream-pop movement as from the shadowy dance floors of Italian disco. Their 2011 Sub Pop debut Creatures of an Hour was a lovely excursion into cinematic soundcraft, but the forthcoming Strange Pleasures, due May 7, feels both more intimate and more boldly constructed. First taste, "Berlin Lovers," is a fantastic example, combining progressive synth-work with crisp drums for a feeling not unlike a Kavinsky track, while placing Murray's high and breathy vocals in the forefront so that there's no question why we're here: to sit with her story of a memorable encounter between two young people, "almost a man, almost a woman." Directed by Christian Sorensen Hansen, the accompanying video plays like a pleasant little dream as a teenage couple meets at a roller rink operated by Still Corners' main players. Cue the smoke machines.

Still Corners tour dates:
May 3 - Liverpool, United Kingdom @ Sound City Festival
May 4 - Leeds, United Kingdom @ Live At Leeds Festival
May 5 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ St Phillips Church
May 6 - Brighton, United Kingdom @ Prince Albert
May 8 - Cambridge, United Kingdom @ Portland Arms
May 9 - London, United Kingdom @ XOYO
May 10 - Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Hare & Hound
May 11 - Bristol, United Kingdom @ Louisiana
May 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
May 28 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
May 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
May 30 - San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
June 1 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
June 2 - Seattle, Wa @ Barboza
June 3 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
June 6 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
June 7 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
June 8 - Detroit, MI @ The Garden Bowl at the Majestic
June 10 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
June 11 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
June 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
June 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Jule 14 - Toronto, ON @ NXNE

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