Still Life Still

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Still Life Still
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresIndie rock
Years active1999–present
LabelsArts & Crafts
MembersAaron Romaniuk
Eric Young
Derek Paulin
Brendon Saarinen
Josh Romaniuk

Still Life Still is a Canadian indie rock group, formed in 1999 in the former East York (now Toronto), Ontario. The band's line-up has undergone minor changes over the years, but currently consists of guitarists/vocalists Brendon Saarinen and Eric Young, bassist Derek Paulin, drummer Aaron Romaniuk and his brother, keyboardist/percussionist Josh Romaniuk.[1]


The band was formed in 1999 and is made up of a group of friends who grew up together in the Woodbine-Lumsden neighbourhood of East York when its original four members (Romaniuk, Young, Paulin and Saarinen) were in elementary school. The group originally played under the names Unreal and El Mo before finally changing to Still Life Still.

Still Life Still signed to Canadian indie rock label Arts & Crafts and began recording with Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew and Martin Davis Kinack in 2008.[2]

Their first commercial EP, Pastel, was released in June, 2009.[3] Soon after, the band's first full-length album, Girls Come Too, was released in August of that year.[4][5] All the songs were performed and written by the band members. The lyrics contain explicit sexual references.[6]

The band toured most of North America with The Most Serene Republic and The Hold Steady to promote Girls Come Too and appeared on MTV Canada's MTV Live in the summer of 2009.

In early 2012 their song "Neon Blue" from Girls Come Too was featured in the romantic drama The Vow, which was filmed primarily in the band's hometown of Toronto.

Still Life Still worked on their second full-length studio album, Mourning Trance. The first song from the album, "Burial Suit", was released online by Rolling Stone Magazine on April 25, 2013, followed by the first official single from the album, "In Enemies", on June 3, 2013. Mourning Trance was released on August 20, 2013.[7]



Track listing:
  1. "Danse Cave" - 3:41
  2. "Flowers and a Wreath" - 3:34
  3. "Kid" - 3:23
  4. "Lite Bright Lawns" - 1:23
  5. "Neon Blue" - 3:20
  6. "Pastel" - 3:32
  7. "Planets" - 3:57
  8. "Knives in Cartoons" - 3:15
  9. "T-Shirts" - 2:01
  10. "Scissors Losing Weight" - 3:19
  11. "Wild Bees" - 12:06
  • Mourning Trance (2013)


  • Pastel (2009)


  1. ^ "Still Life Still – Girls Come Too (CD Review)". PhotogMusic, By Ming Wu on August 24, 2009
  2. ^ Mariana Gudiño (19 October 2009). "Still Life Still Girls Come Too". Pop Matters.
  3. ^ "Still Life Still Pastel". Exclaim!, By Travis Persaud Jun 08, 2009
  4. ^ "Still Life Still Debut EP Coming". Chart Attack. April 16, 2009.
  5. ^ "On Second Listen: Still Life Still – Girls Come Too". Consequences of Sound, by Joe Marvilli on February 15, 2010
  6. ^ "Still Life Still – Girls Come Too". The Line of Best Fit, By Daniel Offen / 22 September 2009,
  7. ^ Brenna Ehrlich. "Still Life Still Kick Out the Fears on "In Enemies"". MTV Hive. Retrieved 2013-09-01.
  8. ^ "Still Life Still - Girls Come Too". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Still Life Still Girls Come Too". Exclaim!, By Jessica Lewis Aug 21, 2009

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