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Muse in Brittany

The singer of British band Muse, Matthew Bellamy, performs on stage on July 15, 2010 in Carhaix, Brittany, during the 19th edition of the 'Vieilles Charrues' music festival.

Radiohead at Glastonbury

Thom Yorke of British band Radiohead performs as a special surprise performer on The Park stage at the Glastonbury festival near Pilton, Somerset on June 25, 2010.

The Killers in Melbourne

Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs on stage at the Melbourne leg of the Good Vibrations music festival at Flemington Racecourse on February 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia.

Kings of Leon in Manchester, TN

Jared Followill of the Kings of Leon performs during the 2010 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Day 1 on June 11, 2010 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Editors at Isle of Wight

Tom Smith of Editors performs on the main stage during the Isle of Wight Festival 2010 at Seaclose Park on June 13, 2010 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Kasabian in Perth

Tom Meighan of the band Kasabian performs at the Perth leg of the Big Day Out music festival at Claremont Showgrounds on January 31, 2010 in Perth, Australia.

The Strokes at Isle of Wight

Julian Casablancas of The Strokes performs on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival 2010 at Seaclose Park on June 12, 2010 in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Franz Ferdinand in Berlin

Singer and guitarist Alex Kapranos of the rock band Franz Ferdinand performs live during a concert at the Columbiahalle on November 24, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

Florence + The Machine in Bangor

Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine performs on day 1 of Radio 1's Big Weekend on May 22, 2010 in Bangor, Wales.

Morrissey in Berlin

Singer Morrissey performs live at the Tempodrom on November 16, 2009 in Berlin, Germany.

Paul Weller at the Royal Albert Hall

Musician Paul Weller performs live on stage in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, at the Royal Albert Hall on April 10, 2008 in London, England.

Snow Patrol in Perth

Gary Lightbody of the band Snow Patrol performs on stage during V Festival 2009 at the Claremont Showgrounds on April 5, 2009 in Perth, Australia.

Interpol on Tour

Paul Banks and Interpol have some more US tour dates planned for the fall to promote their forthcoming self-titled album, released September 7 (UK September13).

Ting Tings in California

Musician Katie White from the band The Ting Tings performs during day the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2009 on April 17, 2009 in Indio, California.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Paris

US band Yeah Yeah Yeahs performs during the 'Rock en Seine' music festival on August 28, 2009 in Saint-Cloud, outside Paris.

Pearl Jam in Berlin

Pearl Jam performing in Berlin on June 30, 2010. The band celebrate their 20th anniversary at Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit in California on October 23 and 24.

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Under "About Still Corners," it states, "This music was free and discovered" - which may help resolve any copyright issues. It continues, "While walking in the woods with loved ones we DANCED as the ashes of the departed swirled about us like whirls of snow and birch tree branches heavy with ice bowed to touch our faces slowly spilling their white glass to the forest floor," and adds, "We found in the mess of these silent shapes this light show and these reflected tones."

Thankfully, the band's website has a "Bio" page which informs, "With a deep love of film and sixties-sound production, Still Corners write dreamy pop songs, full of swirling organs, big drums and lush vocals," only stopping to tell us that the band is "building on a reputation for heart-stopping live performances" and "mixing film projection with soaring soundscapes." Mystery solved.

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