The Stills

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The Stills
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The Stills performing in Toronto, Ontario. From left to right: Dave Hamelin, Liam O'Neil, Tim Fletcher, and Oliver Corbeil.
Background information
Origin Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres Indie rock, post-punk revival
Years active 2000–2011
Labels Arts & Crafts, Vice Recordings, Drowned in Sound
Past members Julien Blais
Tim Fletcher
Dave Hamelin
Olivier Corbeil
Liam O'Neil
Greg Paquet

The Stills were a Canadian rock band from Montreal, Quebec, formed in 2000, and disbanded in 2011.

History[edit]

The band members had known each other since the age of 12 and played in various bands prior to forming The Stills.

Their EP, Rememberese, was released on June 17, 2003. Their debut album, Logic Will Break Your Heart, was released later that year. Their second album, Without Feathers, was released May 9, 2006 on Vice Records. They supported Kings of Leon on their UK spring tour in 2007.

They signed with Arts & Crafts[1] for the release of their third album, Oceans Will Rise, which was released August 19, 2008.[2]

On July 20, 2008 they played in Quebec City, opening for Paul McCartney, for the city's 400th anniversary. On February 7, 2009, they played at Nathan Phillips Square as part of Toronto's WinterCity Festival. They supported the Kings of Leon on their tour of Australia and New Zealand in March 2009.

On March 28, 2009, they were awarded 2 Juno Awards (Canada's music awards), in the categories for Best New Group of The Year, and Best Alternative Album of the Year for their album Oceans Will Rise.[3]

On April 15, 2011, The Stills announced on their site that they had officially disbanded.[4]

Members[edit]

The Stills bassist Olivier Corbeil in Ottawa, 2007
  • Tim Fletcher – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Hamelin – vocals, guitar, drum kit
  • Liam O'Neil – keyboards, percussion, backing vocals
  • Olivier Corbeil (a.k.a. Oliver Crowe) – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Gregory Paquet – guitar

Greg Paquet, former vocalist and lead guitarist, left the band in 2005 to finish his university degree. Dave Hamelin replaced him on guitar and vocals. Liam O'Neil became a full-time member of the band on keyboards in 2005, and Julien Blais joined as drummer. On April 29, 2010 the band announced that Paquet would be re-joining the band and Hamelin would be moving back to drumming.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album details Chart positions
US
Heat
US
Indie
2003 Logic Will Break Your Heart
  • Released: October 21, 2003
  • Label: Vice
39
2006 Without Feathers
  • Released: May 9, 2006
  • Label: Vice
6 18
2008 Oceans Will Rise 17
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • The non-album track "Retour à Vega" on the Wicker Park motion picture soundtrack (August 24, 2004)
  • "In the Beginning", the first single from the second album Without Feathers, showed up on the P.S. I Love You motion picture soundtrack

Singles[edit]

  • "Lola Stars and Stripes" (February 16, 2004)
  • "Changes Are No Good" (April 19, 2004)
  • "Still in Love Song" (August 9, 2004)
  • "In the Beginning" (2006)
  • "Destroyer" (2006)
  • "Helicopters" (2007)
  • "Being Here" (August 4, 2008)
  • "Don't Talk Down" (December 15, 2008)
  • "I'm With You" (June 2009)

Music videos[edit]

  • "Still in Love Song" (2003)
    • Directed by Josh & Xander
  • "Lola Stars and Stripes" (2003)
    • Directed by Oliver "Twist" Gondry
  • "Changes are No Good" (2004)
    • Directed by Dominic DeJoseph
  • "Love and Death" (2004)
    • Directed by Chris Grismer
  • "In the Beginning" (2006)
    • Directed by Associates in Science
  • "Destroyer" (2006)
    • Directed by Eddy Morretti
  • "Helicopters" (2007)
    • Directed by George Vale
  • "Being Here" (2008)
    • Directed by Teqtonik
  • "Don't Talk Down" (2008)
    • Directed by Christopher Mills
  • "I'm With You" (2009)
    • Directed by The Sanchez Brothers

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maher, Dave (2007-09-10). "The Stills Sign to Arts & Crafts". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ Goodman, William (2008-05-29). "New Stills Album Out Aug. 19". Spin.com. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Juno Awards" Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Stills Call It Quits". 
  5. ^ Fletcher, Tim (2010-04-29). "The Stills Announce Tour, Line-up Change". Arts & Crafts. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 

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