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Land Of Talk Tour w/Austin Date + New Album

Montreal’s Land of Talk have always been one of those bands quietly bubbling under the surface, just threatening to become recognized for the talent that it posses.  Or maybe I should say for the talent that Elizabeth Powell posses? The crafty songstress and gifted guitarist for the band has been the foundation for the band since it’s incarnation and continues to grow as a writer and performer.

August 24th will see the band’s sophomore full length come legal, on the Saddle Creek label mysteriously titled Cloak and Cipher. Soon after, the band embarks on a headlining tour that will bring them to Austin for a performance @ The Parish. If I’m not mistaken, this would be their first performance in town in more than 2 years. I’m not mistaken that I’m completely giddy about seeing this band once again.

Cloak and Cipher was produced by Jace Lasek ( Besnard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) and features a slew of Canada’s finest in the modern rock scene. Patrick Watson, Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire, and members of Stars, Wintersleep, Besnard Lakes, and Esmerine.

A sneak peak with the band performing Cloak and Cipher’s “Quarry Hymn” on La Blogotheque’s Take Away Show

Tour dates follow the jump

9/16                  Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*

9/19                  Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern*

9/21                  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*

9/22                  Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*

9/23                  Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*

9/25                  Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*

9/26                  Salt Lake City @ Kilby Court*

9/29                  Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room*

9/30                  Calgary, AB @ Dicken’s Pub*

10/2                  Victoria, BC @ Lucky Bar*

10/3                  Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore*

10/4                  Seattle, WA @ Crocodile # *

10/5                  Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios # *

10/7                  San Francisco, CA @ Independent # *

10/8                  Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Plex (Culture Collide Festival) # *

10/9                  Costa Mesa @ Detroit Bar # *

10/10                San Diego, CA @ Casbah # *

10/12                Phoenix, AZ @ The Rhythm Room # *

10/15                Austin, TX @ The Parish*

10/16                Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare*

11/2                  Portland, ME @ Space Gallery

11/3                  Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s

11/5                  Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas

11/6                  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

11/7                  Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel

11/9                  Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

11/10                Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

11/11                Nashville, TN @ The End

* w/ Suuns

# w/ Besnard Lakes

3 Comments so far

  1. Austin Tolin July 13th, 2010 9:05 pm

    That acoustic performance is fantastic. I still remember their set at the Under The Radar showcase for SXSW in 08. Looking forward to the new record!

  2. michael July 15th, 2010 4:51 pm

    Love this band. Super excited for the new record and the Austin tour date.

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