Still Corners

Neck of the Woods Presents:

Still Corners

Ruby Haunt, Zealyn

Friday, November 2, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

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Still Corners
With influences that span the spacey experiments of Vangelis, the expansive, cinematic sounds of Ennio Morricone, and glamorous '80s synth pop, Still Corners is the project of Greg Hughes and Tessa Murray. The group formed shortly after Hughes, an American expatriate, met Murray by chance at a London train stop in 2009.

In 2010 Still Corners released singles Don't Fall in Love/Wish on 7-inch through British psychedelia label the Great Pop Supplement with an accompanying video for Wish directed by Lucy Dyson. Selling all 700 copies in a single day saw Sub Pop take due notice and quickly sign the group. Their first full length Creatures of an Hour was released by Sub Popin 2011. By the time of their second record in 2013, Still Corners had shifted focus from '60s influences in favour of a slicker, more '80s-sound inspired byRoxy Music’s Avalon. Another Sub Pop release, Strange Pleasures includes the hit single Fireflies (Pitchfork, Best New Track) and sleeper hit, The Trip.

To record their third album, Murray and Hughes relocated from London to the English seaside. Moved by the water's intense dark colour, they named the set of songs Dead Blue. The album, which featured the Brian Wilson-inspired single Lost Boys was released on Still Corners' very own Wrecking Light Records in September 2016 and was highest-rated dream pop album on The Line of Best Fit in 2016.

Still Corners return in 2018 with a new album, Slow Air. Evoking the atmospheric sounds Still Corners are known for, Slow Air continues the band's journey with a lush, ethereal album inspired by the heat of America’s west.

"We wanted to hear beautiful guitar and drums and an otherworldliness, something almost indefinable along with a classic song writing vibe. We're always trying to get the sound we hear inside of ourselves, so we moved fast to avoid our brains getting in the way too much. The name Slow Air evokes the feel of the album to me, steady, eerie and beautiful." Tessa Murray

Black Lagoon, the lead single/video has the band on a journey from the desert to the ocean in search of a lost eden. Filmed over a month in Texas, Arizona and California and shot on a small handheld cinema camera, the band travels across America in a white mustang convertible searching and reaching into the unknown.

Slow Air will be released on Wrecking Light Records on 17th August and the band will be touring in North America and Europe this autumn.
Ruby Haunt
Childhood friends, Ruby Haunt (fka Haunt) is an american musical project conceived by Wyatt Ininns and Victor Pakpour sometime in 2015. The duo wrote their first three EPs while in school via opposite ends of the west coast (Los Angeles and Portland), exchanging musical ideas over email. In this time they received support from Nowness, Henrik Purienne, Vogue Italia, and various tastemaking YouTube channels for their unique songwriting and self-produced music videos.
Zealyn
It’s rare in music for any artist to enjoy extensive critical or commercial success. It’s rarer still for that artist to enjoy them both, and simultaneously. For such acclaim to be garnered by an emerging artist is almost unheard of, but for Los Angeles-based alternative/electronic singer-songwriter Zealyn, it’s simply reality.

Billboard Magazine hails her songwriting as “poetic.” Nylon calls her musicianship “empowering.” The Autumn Roses writes that Zealyn’s music is “fluid and smart, relentlessly tuneful and electrified by an easy cool.”

This rousing critical praise for the 24-year-old artist’s 2016 debut EP, Limbic System, was quickly met by an equal measure of commercial success with the EP rapidly cracking the Top 40 on iTunes’ Alternative Charts. Produced by Aaron Marsh (lead singer of famed indie-rock band Copeland), Limbic System surprised critics and music lovers alike with its innovative melding of electronic and pop elements, and most importantly, Zealyn’s craft as a lyricist. Her voice, both instantly recognizable yet distinctly unique, was praised by the tastemakers at The Daily Listening as one “made of gold.”

Not wanting to rest on her laurels, Zealyn took to the road following the EP’s release, touring extensively in 2017 for a 31-city, 24-state national coast-to-coast headlining tour of the United States. Packed venues of fans witnessed her bring Limbic System to the stage, with the kind of electrifying performances emerging artists are rarely capable of.

Now back in the studio and working on her next release, Zealyn’s bright future continues to be fueled by her tireless commitment to her vision and to her music. And, the commitment and excitement of her new-found legion of fans appears every bit equal to the task.
Venue Information:
Neck of the Woods
406 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
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