With every band and its hairdresser still scrambling for the last skinny spot on the '80s bandwagon, The Stills
have taken the mathematical, melancholy poise of their debut, Logic Will Break Your Heart
, and blown up their pop equation on their sophomore release Without Feathers
out now on Vice Records.
"What need would we fill if we put out Logic again?" asks singer/guitarist Dave Hamelin. "The world is saturated with that stuff."
Instead, he and the band posed a riskier question: "What am I not hearing around me?" Without Feathers answers this question with a big, organic rock sound that challenges preconceptions about their sophomore release. The Stills have faced the ultimate challenge in a young rock band's career: they have reinvented themselves.
As Hamelin says, "We stupidly figured we had nothing to lose."
Here are all the dates (Find Tickets
June 2 New Jersey at Maxwell's
June 3 Washington DC at the 9:30 Club
June 5 Atlanta at The Loft
June 6 Tampa at The Orpheum
June 7 Ft. Lauderdale at Culture Room
June 8 Miami at Studio A
June 9 Orlando at The Social
June 12 Nashville at Exit / In
June 13 Louisville at Headliners Music Hall
June 14 Pittsburgh at Mr. Small's Theatre
June 15 Philadelphia at The Trocadero
June 16 Cleveland Heights, OH at Grog Shop
June 18 Inianapolis at Birdy's
June 20 Lawrence, KS at The Bottleneck
June 21 St. Louis at Creepy Crawl
June 22 Madison at The Annex
June 24 Chicagoat at Union Park Intonation
June 25 Cincinnati at Sawyer Waterfront Park