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artist Close Talker

Saskatoon, SK, CANADA
Alt Rock, Pop

biographical info

Close Talker the exalted, young, indie-rock trio from Saskatoon recently announced their second full-length album, Flux, will be released on November 4 viaNevado Music. Recorded over three weeks, during the spring of this year at Montreal’s Breakglass Studio with Jace Lasek (Land Of TalkSuunsYoung Galaxy), while the Canadiens were in the throws of their playoff run, the 10 tracks are the first the band has done with an outside producer.

Spin Magazine recently streamed Flux lead track, Burnstick, declaring that the band “pair(s) their rigid yet sanguine melodies with achingly euphoric lyricism.” Exclaim noted of the track, “the song pairs peppy drums with spacious keyboard tones and reverb-drenched guitar shimmers.” Listen and share Burnstick here: The beautiful album art for Flux, was designed by Saskatoon’s Craig Wilson, with a stunning landscape photo provided by Kim Jay from Victoria, BC. 

Formed in Saskatoon in early 2012 Close Talker produced an independently released gem of a debut with Timbers in 2013 that was widely raved about for its “edgy vocals and gentle piano lines and orchestral ambition.” The band went on to become finalists in the national CBC Searchlight competition for Canada’s Best New Artist. They subsequently received substantial airplay across the nation, including spins on CBC R2’s The Drive. Their single, The West Was Won spent seven weeks in the top 10 of CBC R3’s chart. 

The band was recently nominated for a Sirius XM Indie Award for Emerging Artist of the Year alongside bands such as Alvvays and The Barr Brothers. As well, Close Talker was recently nominated for 3 WCMA's in 2015 alongside their latest release, Flux: Independent Album of the Year, Rock Recording of the Year, and Video of the Year, for their song Heads, which was done by Vancouver's Nathan Boey.

Close Talker is:
Will Quiring - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Matthew Kopperud - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Chris Morien - Drums, Vocals

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