NEW LP, HOW DO WE STAY HERE?, OUT AUGUST 30 VIA SLOW WEATHER
3D-360 SILENT HEADPHONE PERFORMANCE TOUR DATES CONTINUE AUGUST 2
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
“sinuous guitar layers and smatterings of melodic synths…soothingly plays the soundtrack to your mind.” - Earmilk (on “The Change It Brings”)
“...moody, sweetly impeccable gem” - NPR (on “Half Past Nine”)
Photo Credit : Ben Giesbrecht // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
With only a few short summer weeks left before Close Talker share their upcoming LP, How Do We Stay Here?, the Saskatoon three piece is revealing the new video for album track “Pace”. Directed by Ben Giesbrecht in Florencia Bay, BC, Close Talker videos are often slow paced, serious, and ambiguous, “For this one, we threw all of that out the window and made something completely spontaneous,” the band says. “Taking a step back, we think it captures a lot of what this song is trying to say, which is to still remember the times when you didn’t care about having it all together.
‘Pace’ is about fearing your friends will grow up long before you are ready to. It’s about people in your inner circle boldly striving toward adulthood without your consent and it evokes a question of allegiance; ‘whose side are you on?’ It gives a voice to the growing pains of those wanting to remain bliss. ‘Pace’ is about the moment you start to see your friendships, like everything else, fall victim to time.”
“Pace” Single Artwork // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Close Talker has always strived to push their craft toward new uncharted territories. This summer, they are inviting the audience to join them and take part in pioneering a new, innovative form of live music consumption - a 3D-360 Silent Headphone Concert. The audience’s headphone mix will utilize cutting edge binaural mixing technology, live in real time. The sound will fully immerse the audience with instrumentation and voices orbiting and swirling around them on all axis, increasing the impact and depth of the band’s already acclaimed live show. Close Talker will be performing their new unreleased album How Do We Stay Here? from front to back. To heighten the experience even further, each performance will showcase a local visual artist who will offer their interpretation of the music and manipulate their craft live offering a multi sensational immersive experience. The objective is to take part and invest in the power that music and art can offer, both on a personal and communal level. The goal is to create an environment where one can truly let go, if only for a moment. Full tour dates can be found below. Tickets for the shows are on sale now.
Close Talker has toured throughout North America and Europe, and has gained the attention and praise of notable publications such as NPR, Billboard, Clash, Spin, Q Magazine, COS etc. Having recently won Alternative Artist of The Year at the Saskatchewan Music Awards, the band is poised for a breakthrough 2019. Beyond Close Talker’s recordings and videos, the music comes alive with the band’s iconic live show, leaving audiences around the world satisfied, having left all inhibitions behind. The band works tirelessly on evolving every aspect of their craft, which has led to their strongest and most confident album to date: How Do We Stay Here? available worldwide August 30 via Slow Weather.
In so many ways How Do We Stay Here? marks a new chapter for the band. The three members leaned into the trust and foundation built over countless years of friendship to pursue a record that would be sustainable and timeless for them. Choosing to self-produce allowed the band to hold this album close to their chest while it developed organically over the course of 2018 at RMS Labs in Regina, SK. At its core, the album is laced with a quiet confidence that invites the listener to dig in, finding new appreciation with each spin. Close Talker, now more than ever, is interested in music that is timeless - music that won’t force the listener into feeling a certain way. To achieve this, the band approached each song following a code of instincts and honesty, including a list of 10 commandments by which all decisions were filtered through. Some were practical like: “Start with what you know” while others were more attitude checks or wholistic like: “No ego” All catering to the music coming first. How Do We Stay Here? is a testament to the band’s integrity and a desire to produce music that is original and pure. It is an album the band wrote for themselves, in hopes that the songs would carry the same meaning in 10 years, as they do today.
CLOSE TALKER ON TOUR
Jul 5 – Prince Albert, SK – Chester Fest
Jul 6 – Rabbit Creek, SK – Napatak Ramble Festival
Aug 2 – Vancouver, BC – Western Front % * SOLD OUT
Aug 3 - Wells, BC - Artswells Festival
Aug 6 – Edmonton, AB – Art Gallery Of Alberta % * SOLD OUT
Aug 7 – Calgary, AB – Broken City Rooftop % * SOLD OUT
Aug 8 – Regina, SK – Local Market YQR % (EVENT)
Aug 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre % (EVENT)
Aug 13 – Ottawa, ON – Saw Gallery % (EVENT)
Aug 14 – Sarnia, ON – Refined Fool Brewing % (EVENT)
Aug 15 – Toronto, ON – Roland Inspiration Centre % (EVENT) (TICKETS)
Aug 16 – Hamilton, ON – Collective Brewing % (EVENT)
Aug 17 –- Montreal, QC – TBA % (EVENT)
% 3D Audio Performances