PREMIERE: Still Corners Share Two New Live Studio Recordings
The dream pop duo covers Richard & Linda Thompson’s “The Calvary Cross” and reworks their single “Black Lagoon.”
Since releasing their fourth album Slow Air last year, Still Corners have kept busy. The dream pop duo recorded some new music at the iconic Abbey Road: a cover of Richard & Linda Thompson’s “The Calvary Cross,” plus a reworking of their own single off Slow Air, “Black Lagoon.”
“We had just wrapped up our biggest tour across North America, Europe, and Asia and wanted to document the band with a live studio recording,” explains vocalist Tessa Murray. “Abbey Road was the first studio we thought of when deciding where to record. It’s a beautiful and iconic place that we’ve always dreamed of. The sound and the experimentation that happened there makes up much of the fabric of recording history.”
Adds songwriter/producer Greg Hughes, “Vintage consoles lined the corridors as we made our way to the Studio 3. We could feel the weight walking into the same studio where Pink Floyd recorded The Dark Side of the Moon. We used microphones used on many Beatles’ recordings. Finishing touches were made at our new studio in Woodstock, New York with Joe Laporta from Sterling Sound doing the masters.”
They decided on “Black Lagoon” after they played the track for a session at KUTX in Austin, and fans requested an official audio recording. As for the cover, Hughes shares, “I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight by Richard and Linda Thompson is a beautiful British folk album that we both love. We played our version of ‘The Calvary Cross’ throughout the last tour and decided to record it in this live session.”
Listen to both tracks below.