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Close Talker

Close Talker is an indie rock quartet from the great plains of Saskatoon. With subtle earworm melodies and blood harmonies set against tightly wound rhythms they have drawn comparisons to Bon Iver, Local Natives, and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Following the release of their debut EP, Timbers, in February of 2013 the band went on to become finalists in the national CBC Searchlight competition for Canada’s Best New Artist. Close Talker have performed at a number of notable festivals and showcases including Ness Creek, Gateway Festival, MOSO Fest, Ponderosa Festival, and the Regina Folk Fest where they showcased on the main stage to a capacity crowd directly before headliner Feist. The band also has a strong tour history, including dates with Royal Canoe and Library Voices.

In May of 2014, on the heels of an Eastern Canadian tour that included a stop in Toronto for Canadian Music Week, Close Talker recorded their follow up full length record “Flux” with producer/engineer Jace Lasek (Stars, Patrick Watson, Wolf Parade) at Breakglass Studios in Montreal. “Flux” will be released via Nevado Records (Yukon Blonde, Bahamas, John Grant) on November 4th.

PRESS "Close Talker pair their rigid yet sanguine melodies with achingly euphoric lyricism" – Spin Magazine

"The band's blend of tranquil, indie-rock sounds first surfaced on their debut Timbers—a collection of tracks that displayed the band's penchant for personal lyrics and shimmering melodies. Close Talker's sophomore record allowed the band to really combine their efforts, both sonically and lyrically." - Interview Magazine

"[Burnstick] pairs peppy drums with spacious keyboard tones and reverb-drenched guitar shimmers." – Exclaim Magazine

"'Burnstick’ feels close and tactile, like a hazy summer dream that lingers long after sunrise and well into falls crisp days." – Kick Kick Snare


My Bands Sessions

Thursday, March 19
 

1:00am