Second Still

Second Still is a three piece post-punk/coldwave band from Los Angeles, CA. Combining the definitive sounds of French coldwave with the unconventional time signatures of No Wave, then layering that hybrid with hauntingly beautiful vocal melodies, Second Still crafts a sound soaked in nostalgia but also one that marches onwards towards the future. Infectious bass lines infiltrate your body and attack your senses. Guitar phrases glide in undulating melodic waves that peak into moments of formidable delay feedback. Heavyweight drum machine beats feel like punches to the gut. Combing the 80s underground for only the best of influences like Xmal Deutschland, Garlands-era Cocteau Twin, Asylum Party, and Opera De Nuit, Second Still invokes the classic wave of La Vague Froide as their sound washes over you. Smooth running water slowly freezes as the sun’s reflection is blocked by a sound that is decidedly Second Still’s own unique imprint.

Originally formed in late 2014 in Brooklyn, NY, Second Still has been steadily gaining a devout following in the post-punk underground scene ever since. Ryan Walker (guitar) and Alex Hartman (bass) met in 2007 in Los Angeles, and by the time they moved to New York together in 2011, they had recorded a sizable collection of 100+ instrumental demos. After searching high and low for a vocalist that could match their intensity and creative output, they eventually met singer Suki San, and things clicked right away. The band’s first show was a party at the condemned Mckibbin lofts in Brooklyn that the cops shut down halfway through the second song. Early Forms, the bands four song debut EP, was released in March 2016 as a limited edition cassette. Recorded in a barn in upstate New York over three days, the cassette has long since sold out and is now a sought-after gem. Before re-locating to Los Angeles in November 2015, Second Still hunkered down in the studio and recorded their entire self-titled debut album in just two days. The album is out April 4th 2017 on Paris-based label Manic Depression Records.

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Equals EP

Post Punk / Cold Wave / Vinyl 12” - 5 tracks
(Weyrd Son Records - 2018)

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Second Still - Reprint

Post Punk / Cold Wave / Vinyl 12” - 8 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD081-LP-2 - 2018)

1. Recover

3. Sleep
4. New Barn
5. Strangers
6. Jo
7. You Two So Alike
8. Judgment

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Second Still

Post Punk / Cold Wave / Vinyl 12 - 8 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD081-LP - 2017)

1. Recover
2. Try Not To Hide
3. Sleep
4. New Barn
5. Strangers

6. Jo
7. You Two So Alike
8. Judgment

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Second Still

Post Punk / Cold Wave / Digipack - 8 tracks
(Manic Depression - MD081-CD - 2017)

1. Recover

2. Try Not To Hide
3. Sleep
4. New Barn
5. Strangers
6. Jo
7. You Two So Alike
8. Judgment


2018-04-21 : Second Still European tour 2018

May 1 - Hanover, DE (Glocksee)
May 2 - Frankfurt, DE (Dreikonigskeller)
May 3 - Hamburg, DE (MS Stubnitz)
May 4 - Berlin, DE (Kastanienkeller)
May 5 - Cologne, DE (Tsunami Club)^
May 7 - London, UK (Shacklewell Arms)
May 9 - Barcelona, ES (Asociacion Freedonia)
May 11 - Lisbon, PT (Sabotage Club)*
May 12 - Porto, PT (Hard Club)*
May 13 - Madrid, ES (Wurlitzer Ballroom)*
May 15 - Paris, FR (Supersonic)
May 16 - Besancon, FR (Les Passagers Du Zinc)
May 17 - Brussels, BE (Cafe Central)
May 18 - Strasbourg, FR (Mudd Club)
May 19 - Leipzig, DE (Wave-Gotik-Treffen)
May 22 - Vienna, AT (Venster 99)
May 23 - Budapest, HU (Aurora)
May 24 - Prague, CZ (Underdogs)
May 25 - Krakow, PL (Klub Piekny Pies)
May 26 - Wroclaw, PL (DK Lukus)
May 27 - Jena, DE (Cafe Wagner)
May 29 - Trier, DE (Exhaus)
May 30 - Antwerp, BE (De Kleine Hedonist)
May 31 - Gent, BE (Afsnis)
June 1 - Amsterdam, NL (OCCII)^
June 2 - Athens, GR (Death Disco)

*w/ Whispering Sons     ^ w/ Xeno & Oaklander

2018-02-27 : Second Still US tour 2018

1.16 - Phoenix (Crescent Ballroom)


2017-09-22 : Second Still: European tour

Sept. 28 - Potsdam DE (Fleise) 
Sept 29 - Leipzig DE (Gieszer 16)
Sept 30 - Prague CZ (Underdog's)
Oct 1 - Eernegem BE (B52's)
Oct 3 - Angers FR (Joker's Pub)
Oct 4 - Paris FR (Espace B) w/Whispering Sons
Oct 5 - Ghent BE (Kinky Star)
Oct 7 - Berlin DE (X-Beliebig)
Oct 10 - Oslo NO (Revolver's)
Oct 12 - Wroclaw PL (Return to the Batcave Festival)
Oct 13 - Brussels BE (Backpacker's Bar)
Oct 14 - Amsterdam NL (OCCII)

2017-10-04 : Second Still: press review

ArtNoir (DE)

Spill Magazine (EN)

Gothpost (F)

Obskure (F)


A.D. Mana

Agent Side Grinder

Ain Soph Aur






Bleib Modern



Box and the Twins

Breathing of Bones

Camp Z

Christine Plays Viola

Crimson Muddle

Crying Vessel

Date at Midnight


Dead Astropilots


Dear Deer

Dividing Lines

Drama of the Spheres


Factice Factory

Fear Incorporated


Geometric Vision


Gitane Demone


In Memoria

Jacquy Bitch


Kentin Jivek


Les Tétines Noires

Living Temples

Logical Tears

Lotus Feed




My Great Blue Cadillac

Night Train To Nowhere

Noctule Sorix

Nova et Vetera


People of Nothing

Principe Valiente




Second Still

Secret Sight


She Pleasures Herself


Soul Stalker


The Agnes Circle


The Cemetary Girlz

The Doctors

The Insight

The Spoiled


Trouble Fait'

Twin Tribes

Veil of Light

Violet Stigmata

Visions in Clouds


Winter Severity Index

You, Vicious!

Zuruck Placenta

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