SXSW Watchlist: Still Life Still

slsWe continue our highlight on a few SXSW bands this week with Canadian outfit Still Life Still.  Having formed close to 10 years ago, you would expect this band to be a lot more well known in the national blogosphere.  However, when you take into account that the guys formed up as teenagers and have had a few band names changes, it’s not surprising that they still fly a bit under the radar.  Still Life Still even fly a bit under our radar, as we sort of missed out on their admirable debut LP of 09 Girls Come Too.  The stand out track from that album “Kid” can be found below.  It sounds a bit like some old school post-emo bands with a bit more of a pop beat backing it.  Also, our SXSW watchlists from here on out will now include a brief 5-6 question interview of questions we generated for our favorite SXSW artists.  We hope this helps you to get to know these artists a little bit better.  Still Life Still band member Brendon Sarinnen answers our questions after the jump.

ATH: We aren’t too far into 2010 at this point.  What are your plans for the year?

Brendon: We’re going to release our second record and hope to tour the world on it. We can’t wait for our first tour overseas!

ATH: If you were throwing a a festival with any bands you wanted, who would the headliners be?

Brendon: Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Wild Beasts

ATH: Who would never be allowed to play?

Brendon: Owl City (sorry bud!)

ATH: Can’t live without on tour?

Brendon: Love! How else could we all survive on those 24 hour drives.

ATH: We have three choices here in Austin: BBQ, tacos or beer.  What do you pick?

Brendon: Can’t we have all three?

ATH: During SXSW, you can play auditoriums, cafés, small dark bars, etc.  If you had to chose, which venue would be your choice?

Brendon: We’d love to play house parties, less rules, more intimacy than your typical venue.

Thanks again Brendon for taking the time to answer our questions.  Be sure to check out the Still Life Still myspace page for their parties/shows during SXSW week as they develop.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/still_life_still___kid.mp3]

Download: Still Life Still – Kid [MP3]

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