Waking Up by Close Talker

Check out the new track from Saskatchewan, CA-based indie alt-rock band Close Talker called “Waking Up,” which will appear on their upcoming third release, Lens, dropping on May 12th.

Originally a four-piece, Close Talker’s last 18 months touring have been spent with just the three members mentioned since losing their bassist in 2015. This presented difficult challenges to deliver the material from the bands sophomore record, 2014’s Flux, in a live environment. Never a band to be put off by a music challenge, the guys responded and doubled the workload of each limb. Will Quiring (Vox) took on a synth, Chris Morien (Drums) a drum pad and Matt Kopperud (Guitar), perhaps most impressively of all, organ pedals for humble bass lines, ensuring the show went on. Matt states ‘Although we’re only three people now, the live show always has at least nine limbs working full time to accurately portray the record live.’ In a musical landscape of electronic music and death-by-sampling, it’s a very fitting response to losing a founding member, an often band-breaking situation. ‘We’re not a ‘hit space bar’ band or sample driven band and hope to never become one as we truly love playing our instruments.’

For fans of: Local Natives, Bombay Bicycle Club, Deerhunter

For those of you who remember them as a four-piece, don’t be sad, you’ll love the new music just as much, I promise you!

EU Tour Dates:

May 21 – London UK – Sofar Sounds

May 22 – London UK – Sebright Arms

May 23 – Mainz DE – Schon Schoen

May 24 – Stuttgart DE – Cafe Galao

May 25 – Munster DE – Rotel Lola

May 26 – Wetzlar DE – Kulturzentrum Franzis

May 31 – Berlin DE – Privatclub

June 1 – Rotterdam NL – V11

June 2 – Zwolle NL – Hedon

June 3 – Hulst NL – Vestrock Festival

June 7 – Basel CH – Le Parterre

June 8 – Cologne DE – Stereo Wonderland

June 9 – Paris FR – Le Pop-Up du Label

June 10 – Hamburg DE – About Songs Festival @ Knust

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