The Stills is a Canadian indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec. The group officially separates in April 2011.
The band's original band includes singer and guitarist Tim Fletcher, guitarist Gregory Paquet, bassist Olivier Corbeil and drummer Dave Hamelin. Each of the members have known each other since the age of 12 and played in various bands before forming The Stills, such as Chinatown> and Amentum>. The group is first noticed at the end of 2002 when Rolling Stone magazine lists "groups to watch" in 2003 and includes the group. In addition, critics with regard to Logic Will Break Your Heart are very positive in the US. The Blender magazine gives 4 out of 5 stars to the album saying it's "an example to follow in the pop rock genre". "
Greg Paquet (ex-guitarist) left the band in 2005 for musical differences. It is Dave Hamelin (previously on drums) who replaces him, and who also becomes the lead singer of the album Without Feathers. Liam O'Neil became a full member of the band, and Julien Blais is the drummer since the Without Feathers tour. Without Feathers is released on May 9, 2006 at the Vice Records label (and in the United Kingdom at Drowned in Sound Recordings). Like the first, it is produced by Van Go, and marks a typical post-punk revival sound, and Americana>. It involves Sam Roberts, Emily Haines (Metric) and Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene). That same year, the band is part of the Osheaga Arts and Music Festival in Montreal, which brings together more than 20,000 fans. He also shares the stage with several artists including Malajube, Vulgaires Machins and Sonic Youth.
They sign with Arts & Crafts> for the release of a third album, Oceans Will Rise, August 19, 2008>. On July 20, 2008, the band performed on the Plains of Abraham to commemorate Quebec City's 400th anniversary just prior to Paul McCartney's performance, which attracted 270,000 people. In 2009, their single Everything I Build is used in the ending of episode 5 of the Defying Gravity series. On March 28, 2009, The Stills won two Juno Awards for their album Oceans Will Rise, in the categories of Best New Band and Best Alternate Album>.