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Still Corners On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Still Corners On 'World Cafe: Next'

Still Corners On 'World Cafe: Next'

Still Corners On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Tessa Murray of Still Corners.

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Tessa Murray of Still Corners.

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Playlist

  • "Cuckoo"
  • "Submarine"

Moody and mysterious, Still Corners evokes the suspense and ethereal romance of a classic film noir. The femme fatale in this case is vocalist Tessa Murray, her voice a pristine whisper which, when paired with an organ's drone, builds upon itself to achieve a spacey omnipresence. Even the guitar sounds otherworldly. Murray sings of obsession and losing her mind in the most beautiful possible way.

Still Corners formed in 2008, when Murray met songwriter Greg Hughes on a train in London. In a manner befitting such serendipitous and classically romantic circumstances, the duo, now expanded to a group of four, went on to write lovely, eerie music. Hear two songs from the band's sophomore album, Creatures of an Hour, on today's installment of World Cafe: Next.

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