HOW DO WE STAY HERE?, OUT TODAY VIA SLOW WEATHER
“...really thoughtful and hypnotic…” NPR New Music Friday
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Today, Saskatoon’s Close Talker, are sharing their new LP How Do We Stay Here? with the masses, and NPR have picked it as their feature album on New Music Friday. The album “is about trying to wrestle with time,” the band says. “It's about trying to learn from experiences, trying to keep perspective, trying to progress in this weird world, and sometimes trying not to progress at all; to sit in a moment and soak it in for all it has to offer before it becomes nothing more than a memory. This album is us navigating through the past two years, through both the good times and the bad, and holding on to those times for as long as we're able."
Close Talker has always strived to push their craft toward new uncharted territories. Recently the band embarked on a 3D-360 Silent Headphone Concert, pairing their live show with a mix that immersed the audience in instruments and voices orbiting and swirling around them on all axis, increasing the impact and depth of the band’s already acclaimed live show. Now the band ready to head back out on the road for a series of traditional concerts across Canada and the US. Full tour dates can be found below with tickets on sale September 4.
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. 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 have 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.
Close Talker are Will Quiring (vocals/guitar), Matthew Kopperud (Guitar/Keyboard), and Christopher Morien (drums).
MORE PRAISE FOR CLOSE TALKER
"Close Talker, has a way of burrowing deep under the skin.... the band recently unveiled another moody, sweetly impeccable gem in "Half Past Nine." Those bold, chiming guitars are back, this time in aid of a warmhearted rumination on moments we celebrate, romanticize and fight to preserve in our memories" - NPR
"The Change It Brings" is a softly ruminating track that tackles the most fickle theme of them all- time. Rolling over sinuous guitar layers and smatterings of melodic synths, lead singer Will's breathy vocals welcome you in like a hot cup of tea on a winter's day. The track then promptly sits you down and leaves you to reflect on your own memories while it soothingly plays the soundtrack to your mind. - Earmilk
“A song like "Half Past Nine" shows why the band has found success, it's full of heart and nostalgic longing for moments that have passed but have made a lasting effect for the better.” - The Wild Honey Pie
“’Pace’ is dripping with yearning and nervous anxiety set to a tight indie beat.” - Parade Mag
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Oct 17 - Paris FR @ Pop Up Du Label
Oct 19 - Darmstadt DE @ Bedroom Disco
Oct 20 - Bochum DE @ Dampfgeblasehaus
Oct 21 - Cologne DE @ Subway
Oct 22 - Dortmund DE @ FZW Indie Night
Oct 23 - Utrecht NL @ TivoliVredenburg
Oct 24 - Hamburg DE @ Nochtwache
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Nov 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room
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Nov 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
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Nov 22 - Hamilton, ON @ Jillard Guitars
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Nov 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Nov 27 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Good Will Social Club
Nov 28 - Regina, SK @ The Artesian
Nov 29 - Calgary, AB @ Palomino Smokehouse
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Dec 1 - Red Deer, AB @ Bo’s Bar
Dec 4 - Rossland, BC @ The Flying Steamshovel
Dec 5 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
Dec 6 - Nanaimo, BC @ Queen’s
Dec 7 - Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar
Dec 8 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Back Room
Dec 19 - Saskatoon, SK @ Broadway Theatre