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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

picture-18276-1372868632Chris Martins // April 3, 2013

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