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Land of Talk announce new album and tour (listen to “Weight of the Weekend”)


Land of Talk are back with new album Indistinct Conversations that will be out May 15 via Saddle Creek. It’s their first album since 2017’s Life After Youth. Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Powell co-produced the album with her bandmates Mark “Bucky” Wheaton (drums/keys) and Christopher McCarron (bass), and made it in a home studio that McCarron built in Wheaton’s basement. The first single is “Weight of the Weekend,” that starts simply enough before blossoming with Powell’s expressive voice and guitar lines. It also deals with some heavy subject matter. “‘Weight of That Weekend’ is a recognition of having been on the receiving end of a lifetime of sexual coercion, assault, boundary violations, and subsequent gaslighting,” says Powell. “It all just came to light after an especially heavy weekend a few summers back. I was so sick of carrying all this weight that wasn’t mine to bear. So sick of being owned by all of this. Imposed on me mostly by men. I grew so sick of suffering and being slowed-down by this weight. The song is a prayer for a lightness of being. A prayer for capital ‘L’ Love.” Listen to that below.

You can catch Land of Talk on tour this spring, with dates in Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia, NYC, Boston, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles. The NYC show happens May 29 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, February 28 with a Citi cardmember presale starting today at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

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Indistinct Conversations tracklist:
1. Diaphanous
2. Look To You (Intro)
3. Look To You
4. Weight of That Weekend
5. Love In 2 Stages
6. Compelled
7. Footnotes
8. A/B Futures
9. Festivals
10. Now You Want To Live In The Light
11. Indistinct Conversations

Land of Talk tour dates:
5/16 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ministere
5/23 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
5/29 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
5/30 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
6/4 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/5 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
6/6 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
6/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

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