Carson McHone – “Still Life”

Carson McHone – “Still Life”

Austin singer-songwriter Carson McHone announced her signing to Merge last fall with the release of the single “Hawks Don’t Share.” And today, she’s back to share more details about her upcoming third album, Still Life, which was recorded in Ontario with prolific Canadian guitarist and producer Daniel Romano.

“Daniel is a perceptive player, and his response was intuitive and organic,” McHone says. “Shadows sharpened and came to life as full vignettes that felt familiar in a magical way, a product of keeping things emotionally open. I think we picked up on things that were unwritten.”

“Still Life,” the record’s title track, is an impeccably crafted slice of twangy indie rock with a music video that McHone directed herself. “We drop in on a body in motion, in and out of the light,” she explains. “When language fails, and there is only the feeling, the body has to keep moving.” Watch and listen below.

02/24 Detroit, MI @ El Club*
02/25 Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar*
02/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House*
02/28 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge*
03/01 Tulsa, OK @ Mercury Lounge*
03/02 Dallas, TX @ Ruins*
03/03 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*
03/04 Austin, TX @ 3TEN at ACL Live*
03/06 San Antonio, TX @ The Lonesome Rose*
03/09 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress*
03/10 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
03/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon*
03/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place*
03/13 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
03/17 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar*
03/18 Seattle, WA @ Substation*
03/19 Vancouver, BC @ Venue*
03/20 Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom*
03/24 Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage*
03/25 Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Lounge*
03/26 Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub*
03/27 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre*
03/28 Regina, SK @ The Exchange*
03/30 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
03/31 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
04/01 Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village*
06/24 Mannheim, DE @ Brandherd*
06/25 Luzern, CH @ Suedpol Lucerne*
06/27 Berlin, DE @ Privatclub*
06/29 Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje*
06/30 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg*
07/01 Groningen, NL @ Vera*
07/02 Haarlem, NL @ Patronaat*
07/03 Den Haag, NL @ PAARD*
07/06 Östersund, SE @ Storsjöteatern*
07/09 Göteborg, SE @ Pustervik*
07/10 Degerhamn, SE @ Carlas Café*
07/12 Stockholm, SE @ Galejan, Skansen*
07/13 Umeå, SE @ Droskan*
07/14 Karlstad, SE @ Karlstad Museum Pool*
07/15 Kristiansand, NO @ Ravnedalen Live*
07/16 Oslo, NO @ John Dee Live Club*
07/17 Löderup, SE @ Solhällan Löderup*
07/26 Krefeld, DE @ Kulturrampe*
07/28 London, UK @ The Lexington*
* w/ Daniel Romano’s Outfit

Still Life is out 2/25 via Merge. Pre-order it here.

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