November 14, 2008

Bright, snarly indie rock from Montreal’s Land of Talk

Land of Talk is an effortlessly cool chick-fronted trio from Montreal on the Saddle Creek label (Bright Eyes, Cursive, Rilo Kiley). Centered around the “slow-burn drawl that suggests Lucinda Williams fronting a power trio” of Elizabeth Powell, Land of Talk hits Denver’s Larimer Lounge tomorrow night and I am told I shall enjoy them greatly.

In the midst of some tour dates with Broken Social Scene, they are currently supporting their debut full-length album Some Are Lakes.

The album was co-produced by Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver), but sounds nothing like his music. This bright, snarly, indie rock was recorded in an old converted church outside Montreal, and possesses loads of charm with a fiery edge.

Death by Fire – Land of Talk
Give Me Back My Heart Attack – Land of Talk

11/15 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/18 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom *
11/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
11/20 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon *
11/21 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing *
11/22 – Pompano, FL @ Club Cinema *
11/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy *
11/29 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who ^
12/1 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg ^
12/2 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega ^
12/4 – Heidelburg, DE @ Zum Teufel ^
12/5 – Offenbach, DE @ Hafen 2 Club ^
12/6 – Ghent, BE @ Etolie Poliviers Festival w/ Bon Iver
12/8 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique ^
12/9 – Paris, FR @ Main D’Oeuvres ^
12/10 – London, UK @ Water Rats

* w/ Broken Social Scene
# w/ Josh Reichmann
^ w/ Think About Life

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  • Might be a good time to check your Facebook-inbox. /Santa

    Anonymous — November 15, 2008 @ 4:48 pm

  • Land of Talk isn't on the Arts & Crafts label? Their PR flak has been lying to me then.

    CD — November 17, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

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