The wide open west of America has long fascinated folks living far from it, from spaghetti westerns to the international appeal of desert noir. English duo Still Corners take you on a trip down that long, dusty road with their latest, The Last Exit.
From the titular opener to closer “Old Arcade”, Exit is an evening trot along windswept plains that are forgotten or never were in the first place. “The Last Exit” does a very good job of establishing the album’s sound; so good that the rest of the record isn’t quite up to that high bar. But “White Sands” brings pressure to the evening, and “Mystery Road” a catch. There’s also the relax (even whistle) to “Crying”, slyer “It’s Voodoo”, and instrumentals out of an eighties nighttime drive like “Shifting Dunes”.
While hardly reinventing their dream-pop style, The Last Exit sees Still Corners really embrace their haunted-country side, echoing guitars over airy synths. The road goes far, and Still Corners are on it ‘til The Last Exit.