Still Life Still Officially Signed to A & C
About two years ago, me and my band at the time, The Fancy Claps, played a show at The Cat’s Eye down on the U of T campus. It was a benefit show for something. Something to do with getting corporations to stop funding genocides. One of the bands on the bill was Still Life Still. I was about to leave with my friends right before SLS was about to take the stage but I decided to stick around to just hear one song of their’s to see if I might like it.
I stayed for the entire set and was blown away. I immediately asked Brendon if I could join the band. That’s how floored I was. Unfortunately, Brendon didn’t let me join the band, as he was happy with the set-up they had at the time. Damn.
But we started talking from time to time and I told Brendon, “You guys could totally be on Arts and Crafts. You’d be perfect for the label,” and Brendon was all like “maybe…you know…if we get offered…I donow…”. Something like that.
Today in the A and C newsletter it has finally been officially announced that they’ve signed SLS. Though those of us from the T.O. scene have known about this for a long time already but, at last, it has now become official.
Still Life Still will be releasing an EP in June and a full-length in August, according to the announcement. Martin Davis Kinack and Kevin Drew produced.
When I was in Toronto for the break I spoke to SLS guitarist Eric Young about the recording of the album and he said that the people they’re working with have been helped the band sound the best they’ve ever sounded. And they’ve been together now for ten years.
Not only are Still Life Still my absolute favorite band from the Toronto scene (and that’s saying ALOT), but they’re also the nicest, friendliest, coolest bunch of guys ever. I wish them all the luck in the world, but I don’t think they’re gonna need it.
2009 = The Year of Still Life Still.
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