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HOW DO WE STAY HERE?, OUT NOW VIA SLOW WEATHER

BUY / STREAM HOW DO WE STAY HERE? HERE

“...really thoughtful and hypnotic…” NPR New Music Friday

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Today, Saskatoon’s Close Talker are sharing the new video for “Carefully In The Dark” from their latest album, How Do We Stay Here?. The video was animated by Carol Aldrighi under the direction of Corey Meyers who created all of the artwork for How Do We Stay Here?. “Last summer, when we were still figuring out what this album was going to be, we sent Corey a very raw version of the record and asked him to basically create whatever he felt like,” the band says. “What he came up with far exceeded our expectations, as he captured the vibe of the music perfectly and visually created a world where the listener could let their mind wander to. After seeing the front cover, we were so excited that we asked if he would direct a video with the same aesthetic. With the help of Carol, the two of them spent a few months creating the video for ‘Carefully in the Dark’.The video is primarily stop motion animation with a few digital animation sections, and showcases both Corey’s graphic design as well as hand painted images by Carol. The two of them worked tirelessly on this video and we are in awe of how it turned out.”

WATCH AND SHARE “CAREFULLY IN THE DARK” HERE

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.

BUY / STREAM HOW DO WE STAY HERE? HERE

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).

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Photo Credit : Nicole Marie // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

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

TOUR DATES
Oct 15 - Berlin DE @ Internet Explorer
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 
Oct 25 - Zwolle NL @ Hedon 
Nov 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room
Nov 16 - Washington, DC @ Vinyl Lounge
Nov 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
Nov 21 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G
Nov 22 - Hamilton, ON @ Jillard Guitars
Nov 23 - London, ON @ The Rec Room
Nov 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Owl
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
Nov 30 - Edmonton, AB @ The Aviary
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

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CLOSE TALKER ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, NEW LP OUT TODAY

HOW DO WE STAY HERE?, OUT TODAY VIA SLOW WEATHER

HOW DO WE STAY HERE? NPR FEATURED ALBUM ON NEW MUSIC FRIDAY

BUY / STREAM HOW DO WE STAY HERE? HERE

“...really thoughtful and hypnotic…” NPR New Music Friday

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Photo Credit : Nicole Marie // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

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."

BUY / STREAM HOW DO WE STAY HERE? HERE

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

TOUR DATES
Oct 15 - Berlin DE @ Internet Explorer
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 
Oct 25 - Zwolle NL @ Hedon 

Nov 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Sultan Room
Nov 16 - Washington, DC @ Vinyl Lounge
Nov 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Club SAW
Nov 21 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G
Nov 22 - Hamilton, ON @ Jillard Guitars
Nov 23 - London, ON @ The Rec Room
Nov 24 - Chicago, IL @ The Owl
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
Nov 30 - Edmonton, AB @ The Aviary
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

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HOW DO WE STAY HERE? TRACKLIST
Void
Wait
The Change It Brings
Arm’s Length
Pace
Wandering
Half Past Nine
Carefully In The Dark
The Lake By The Hotel
All-Time
Refuge

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 CLOSE TALKER REVEAL NEW SINGLE FROM UPCOMING LP

LISTEN AND SHARE “ARM’S LENGTH” HERE

NEW LP, HOW DO WE STAY HERE?, OUT AUGUST 30 VIA SLOW WEATHER

PRE-ORDER HOW DO WE STAY HERE? HERE

3D-360 SILENT HEADPHONE PERFORMANCE TOUR DATES CONTINUE AUGUST 2
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“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”)

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Photo Credit : Nicole Marie // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

Today, Saskatoon three-piece Close Talker are sharing another new track from their upcoming LP, How Do We Stay Here?, due out August 30 via Slow Weather. “Arm’s Length” was “the first song we recorded for How Do We Stay Here? and in many ways is the spine of the album sonically,” the band says. “We decided early on that we wanted the album to be spaciousand convey a quiet confidence, though ‘Arm’s Length’ is more about spilling your guts. I think most people have had significant relationships in their lives that haven't panned out and we're certainly not exempt to getting the wind knocked out of us. ‘Arm’s Length’ is about overcoming the tendency you can develop to keep your guard up around new people because it’s safer. Over time, you eventually rediscover your ability to let a special someone disarm you once again.”

LISTEN AND SHARE “ARM’S LENGTH” HERE

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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.

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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.

WATCH AND SHARE “PACE” HERE

LISTEN AND SHARE “THE CHANGE IT BRINGS” HERE


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.

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CLOSE TALKER ON TOUR

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 - Regina Folk Festival (Early Show) % (EVENT)
Aug 8 - Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival (Late Show) %
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 - Secret Location % 

% 3D Audio Performances

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Oct 15 - Berlin, DE - Intrnt Explrr
Oct 17 - Paris, FR - Pop Up Du Label
Oct 19 - Darmstadt, DE - Bedroomdisco
Oct 20 - Bochum, DE - Jahrhunderthalle/Dampfgebläsehaus
Oct 21 - Köln, DE - Subway
Oct 22 - Dortmund, DE - FZW
Oct 23 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
Oct 24 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
Oct 25 - Zwolle, NL - Hedon

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DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

HOW DO WE STAY HERE? TRACKLIST

Void
Wait
The Change It Brings
Arm’s Length
Pace
Wandering
Half Past Nine
Carefully In The Dark
The Lake By The Hotel
All-Time
Refuge

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