THE STANDSTILLS – Shockwave (2022)
Musicians often say a band is like a marriage. Comprised of husband-and-wife duo Jonny Fox and Renée Couture, THE STANDSTILLS fit that definition literally. On their new album, the organic and gritty ”Shockwave”, the duo lay their story bare, with intimate and urgent rock n’ roll punch.
The Standstills built a reputation for transcendent anthem-making with an earnestly steadfast formula: big hooks, hypnotic grooves, and infectious unabashedly cool riffs.
Produced by Neil Sanderson from Three Days Grace and mixed by two-time Grammy Award winner Howard Benson (Santana, Daughtry), ”Shockwave” blends immediately accessible choruses and badass fun rhythms into songs under the 3-minute mark.
The Standstills‘ signature sound mixing hard rock / pop and classic rock first emerged on a pair of indie releases. From the Devil’s Porch, their 2015 EP, produced three successful Active Rock singles, resulting in a 2016 win for Best New Group or Solo Artist: Mainstream Rock at the Canadian Radio Music Awards, while their 2019 debut album, Badlands, produced the fastest charting Canadian single for their MNRK label’s history.
Beginning in November, after the release of ”Shockwave”, The Standstills will embark on a Canadian arena tour with Three Days Grace. Kicking off November 8 in Vancouver, the tour will see the band make their way east with a final date in Toronto on November 27. Then in 2023, the duo will board the ShipRocked Cruise and rock passengers from Florida to Amber Cove, Half Moon Cay & Grand Turk.
A cool album with a nice rockin’ edge.
01 – Reset Party
02 – Motherlode
03 – Pretty Little Broken Thing
04 – Get Right
05 – Nervous Smile
06 – Valhalla
07 – Maple Sugar
08 – Heavy Is The Reason
09 – Shockwave
10 – Interlude
11 – Back To You
12 – Hell Or The Highway
13 – Motherlode (Bonus Version)