New single taken from sophomore album ‘On A Bedroom Wall’ Released 21st May 2012 On Highline Records
“The group infuses every moment…with movement – skittering beats, elastic basslines, snappy guitar riffs, ecstatic sing-a-long, all with the goal of making their audiences uncross their arms and maybe even dance.” – Pitchfork
“Still Flyinʼ know how to party in sweet, sweet style.” – Rockfeedback
San Franciscoʼs Still Flyinʼ are set to release their new single ‘Spirits’ on the 4th June and have unveiled a stream of the single today, following on from premieres on Nylon and Sexbeat. The single is the second to be taken from forthcoming sophomore album ‘On A Bedroom Wall’, out a couple of weeks sooner on the 21st May via via Highline Records.
Additionally, Still Flyin’ have announced a run of UK/EU live dates, taking in SoundCity, Stag & Dagger and an album launch happening in London at The Lexington 21st May. Full details are below.
Watch the video for previous single ‘Travellin’ Man’, directed by Chris Rogers
While soaring choral harmonies root ‘Spirits’ and ‘Travelinʼ Man’ in Still Flyinʼs party-filled past, the songwriting and production evolved from 2010ʼs ‘Neu Ideas’ releases, layering 80s pop synths with longing and melancholy so profound its sure to send shivers up your spine. The song speaks of the fraught dichotomy between wanderlust and domesticity – a regular experience for most touring musicians, but a sentiment beautifully stated here. The track was recorded and mixed by Haima Marriott of Architecture in Helsinki fame.
Still Flyinʼ has been redefining indie-pop since 2004, drawing inspiration from mainstream pop, camaraderie and the best times ever. Led by Sean Rawls of Masters of the Hemisphere, 2009ʼs much-loved debut ‘Never Gonna Touch the Ground’ established the bandʼs fun-loving credo, and saw them touring the world with a little help from the likes of Isobel Knowles (Architecture in Helsinki), Mark Monnone (Lucksmiths), Josephine Olausson (Love is All), Gary Olson (Ladybug Transistor) and Yoshi Nakamoto (Aisler Set).
2012 sees the band streamlining their setup to bring a tight new ethos to their production and song craft, mixed with a healthy dose of ingenuity and fun.
Still Flyin’ Live Dates:
18th UK Liverpool @ Soundcity
19th UK Glasgow @ Stag & Dagger
20th UK Hull Adelphi
21st UK London The Lexington – get tickets
24th Austria Innsbruck PMK
25th Austria Vienna Chaya Fuera
26th Austria Kleinreifling @ Seewiesenfestival
28th Germany Munich @ Theatron Festival
29th Italy Preganzio Rio Selva
30th Italy San Bendetto Del Tronto @ Viniles
2nd Germany Cologne Werkstatt
3rd Germany Leipzig Centraltheater
4th Germany Berlin Festsaal Kreuzberg
5th Germany Hamburg Uebel & Gefaehrlich
6th Netherlands Amsterdam Bitterzoet