We interrupt this vacation to bring you the following breaking news…

Category: Blog — @ 12:00 am July 19, 2008

On the side of a mountain, checking to see if I have signal, I got an e-mail from Jason Kulbel saying Saddle Creek just signed yet another Canadian band — Land of Talk. I’ve never heard of the band. Their last album, a 7-song EP released in April 2006 on Dependent Records called Applause Cheer Boo Hiss, got a 4-star rating by AMG. A trio, lead singer Elizabeth Powell’s voice has been compared to Chan Marshall’s and Sarah Blasko’s. I’ve listened to a couple songs on their myspace page and thought she sounded like neither, more like Emily Haines (of Metric). It’s pure, upbeat indie, and I could see these folks touring with fellow Canucks and labelmates Tokyo Police Club. Says Kulbel, their debut full-length, Some Are Lakes, comes out on Saddle Creek October 7. The album was recorded in Montreal with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). The band spent the better part of 2006 and early 2007 on the road, touring throughout North America and Europe with such acts as The Decemberists , Tapes n’ Tapes and The Rosebuds. I’ll see what more I can find out about why/how Creek signed them when I get off this mountain…

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