Arts & Crafts a annoncé la sortie du dernier album de The Stills. Oceans Will Rise, troisième album de la formation et premier sous le label Arts & Crafts, sera lancé officiellement le 19 août 2008 à travers l’Amérique du Nord. Enregistré et produit une fois de plus par Gus Van Go, en collaboration avec Werner F, Oceans Will Rise ne marque pas tant un tournant pour le groupe qu’une audacieuse avancée sur le plan musical, le tout combiné au son distinct élaboré sur leurs deux précédents albums.
Sites web du groupe: www.thestills.net
Arts & Crafts is thrilled to details of the release of The Stills forthcoming album. Oceans Will Rise, the band's third album and first for Arts & Crafts, is set for official release throughout North America August 19, 2008. Recorded and produced once again by Gus Van Go with Werner F, Oceans Will Rise marks not so much a departure for the band as a bold new musical stride forward, meshing together and elaborating distinct sounds of their previous two records.
"We’ve never felt such a raw energy of inspiration before," commented Tim Fletcher, "We’ve never felt more driven collectively as a band as we do right now and I think you can feel that throughout the album." The result is a fresh, invigorating trek through a landscape at once familiar and entirely new; a sound that had Spin.com call "exciting and hook-hungry" following a winter club performance which showcased some of the new material. The Stills played four well-received shows at this year’s SXSW Music Festival and continue to preview material with more dates this June:
June 10 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
June 11 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (NXNE)
June 28 - Beauce, QC @ Woodstock en Beauce
Artwork for the album was completed by the New York City based visual artist, Gordon Hull, from the acclaimed company, Surface 2 Air. Gordon has contributed works for the band’s previously released albums and continues with this photograph of his work, a gold-leafed human skull. "It reminds me of ‘Pulp Fiction’ and that briefcase," says Dave Hamelin "The skull seems like something that could have been in that case, what everybody wanted. It doesn’t seem like the typical symbol of death – it’s more like a symbol of life."
Oceans Will Rise is The Stills’ next great chapter. The band is excited to share the new album and the material live. "The Stills are back, back, back," declared the NME. Hear for yourself:
Oceans Will Rise Album track listing:
Don’t Talk Down
Snow In California
Snakecharming The Masses
Being Here (*first single) available for free download here
Everything I Build
Hands On Fire
I’m With You
Rooibos / Palm Wine Drinkard available for free download here
Statue Of Sirens