CLOSE TALKER ANNOUNCE 3D IMMERSIVE AUDIO TOUR

3D-360 SILENT HEADPHONE PERFORMANCE TOUR DATES BEGIN JUL 27

TICKETS ON SALE MAY 15

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

“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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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.

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Close Talker is an indie rock band from Saskatoon, Canada. The band 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.

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

May 25 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling Festival
Jun 27 – Saskatoon, SK – Sask Jazz Festival Special Performance* SOLD OUT
Jul 5 – Prince Albert, SK – Chester Fest
Jul 6 – Rabbit Creek, SK – Napatak Ramble Festival
Jul 27 – Saskatoon, SK – Bessborough Theatre % (EVENT) SOLD OUT
Aug 2 – Vancouver, BC – Western Front % (EVENT) (TICKETS)
Aug 6 – Edmonton, AB – Art Gallery Of Alberta % (EVENT) (TICKETS)
Aug 7 – Calgary, AB – Broken City Rooftop % (EVENT)
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

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

TOUR DATES BEGIN MAY 11

“...moody, sweetly impeccable gem” - NPR (on “Half Past Nine”)

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Today, Saskatoon’s Close Talker announce their upcoming LP, How Do We Stay Here?, out 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.

Leading the way is album single, “The Change It Brings”, a song about the universal currency of time. “No matter what the situation, everyone is shaped by time,” says the band. “It can change us for the worse, or for the better, but at one point or another, all of us will have to face the force of time. This song, along with our new album, is us trying to wrestle with time. It conveys trying to learn from our 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. How Do We Stay Here? is us navigating through the past two years, to both the good times and the bad that shaped who we are, and learning how to learn from them.”

LISTEN AND SHARE “THE CHANGE IT BRINGS” HERE

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 ten 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 vigor and meaning in ten years, as they do today.

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. Recently, the band completed a successful run to SXSW and will now be on the road this summer in North America and Europe. Current tour dates can be found below with more dates to be announced shortly.

WATCH AND SHARE “HALF PAST NINE”

CLOSE TALKER ON TOUR
May 11 – Saskatoon, SK – Capitol 5 Year Anniversary
May 25 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling Festival
Jun 27 – Saskatoon, SK – Sask Jazz Festival Special Performance* SOLD OUT
Jul 5 – Prince Albert, SK – Chester Fest
Jul 6 – Rabbit Creek, SK – Napatak Ramble Festival
Aug 2 – Vancouver, BC – Special Performance TBA*
Aug 6 – Edmonton, AB – Special Performance TBA*
Aug 8-9 – Regina, SK – Regina Folk Festival Special Performance*
Aug 10 – Winnipeg, MB – Special Performance TBA*
Aug 13 - Ottawa, ON - Special Performance TBA*
Aug 14 - Sarnia, ON - Special Performance TBA*
Aug 15 – Toronto, ON – Special Performance TBA*

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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 SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR “HALF PAST NINE”

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“...moody, sweetly impeccable gem” - NPR (on “Half Past Nine”)

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Photo Credit : Nicole Marie  // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES

“Wish we could say this was the first time we nearly got hyperthermia for a Close Talker video, but that would be a lie,” says Chris Morien of the new video for “Half Past Nine” which NPR calls a moody, sweetly impeccable gem”. “We seem to have made it a habit to shoot videos in the freezing cold and this video, although beautiful, was borderline foolish.” Captured by Ben Giesbrecht, the video was filmed on the Vancouver Island where the band had been surfing the day before. “The beach was vacant because it was too cold for the locals, so we thought we’d seize the moment and film a video that is cyclical in nature, beginning and ending in the freezing cold ocean. The video includes themes of chasing moments or feelings from the past, only to recognize that you’ll always be chasing if you don’t stop and enjoy the simple and often overlooked beauty around you.”

“Half Past Nine”, the first new music from Saskatoon’s Close Talker single since the release of Lens (2017), marks a new chapter for the band. The three members, Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Chris Morien, leaned into the trust and foundation built over many years of friendship to pursue a song that would be sustainable. At its core, the song is laced with a quiet confidence that invites the listener dig in, finding new appreciation with each spin. It’s a song the band wrote for themselves, about a night they will never forget, in hopes that the song would carry the same meaning in ten years, as it does today.

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 “Half Past Nine” following a code of instincts and honesty, including a list of ten commandments by which each decision was filtered through. The song paves the way for more new music in the near future and is a testament to the band’s integrity and desire to produce music that is original and pure.

Beyond Close Talker’s recordings and videos, the music comes to life with the band’s iconic live show, leaving audiences around the world satisfied, having left all inhibitions behind. Having recently completed a successful run to SXSW, Close Talker will be on the road this summer in North America and Europe. Current tour dates can be found below with more dates to be announced shortly.

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CLOSE TALKER ON TOUR
May 25 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling Festival
Jul 5 - Prince Albert, SK - Chester Fest
Aug 8-9 - Regina, SK - Regina Folk Festival

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