CLOSE TALKER ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM, LENS, TO BE RELEASED ON APRIL 21ST, New Single, “Okay Hollywood”

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“Saskatoon band Close Talker is a band that’s built its stellar new single, “Afterthought,” around giving you space. It’s expansive. And as a result, it’s an invitation to lean right in…  the song’s arrangement soars without being in your face. And even though production is slick, the scratches and squeaks of fingers on guitars make sure not an ounce of homegrown feel is lost along the way…”  – NPR

….”[Okay Hollywood] is a promising first taste”Noisey

“Close Talker pair their rigid yet sanguine melodies with achingly euphoric lyricism” – Spin

“Simply good at what they do: Straight forward catchiness, finely tuned and delivered cleanly”Consequence of Sound

Canadian indie rock trio, Close Talker is thrilled to announce their new studio album, Lens, to be released on April 21st via Nevado Music. Today, the trio has unveiled their new single, “Okay Hollywood.”

The band explains, “’Okay Hollywood’ is a sarcastic anthem poking fun at people’s tendencies (ourselves included) to take themselves and their own agenda’s too seriously. Everyone has their own disposition and subconscious strategy to gain self worth, especially within the music industry.  We think the most common mistake is imposing the importance of yourself and your victories onto others.  In a world of “one-uppers” and “people pleasers”, where the loudest opinions get the most headlines, and everyone is just trying to gain an inch, we thought we’d write a song that is a light hearted reality check. and a sober reminder to be grounded and above all else, remain authentic.”

Lens is a 10-track collection that showcases the band’s maturity and poise, while entering new realms of pop sensibility. Produced by Matt Peters (Royal Canoe, Waking Eyes) and mixed by Marcus Paquin (The National, Arcade Fire, Local Natives), Lens unleashes musical talent and precision without
sacrificing the raw energy, homegrown feel, and vulnerability of the band’s acclaimed live show.

Last year, the band released the first single from Lens called “Afterthought” and it received high praise from NPR.

In support of their new album, Close Talker will be performing new music all around the world in North America, Europe and Canada. See tour dates below.

Close Talker are Will Quiring (vocals/guitar), Matthew Kopperud (Guitar/Keyboard), and Christopher Morien (drums).  In just a few short years, Close Talker has released two full-length albums and toured relentlessly across North America, Europe, and the UK, and received international attention from revered and critically acclaimed blogs and publications. Now, with the release of their third album, Lens has lead the band to new depths of creativity while still trusting instincts and simplicity. For Close Talker, Lens marks a new chapter: creating music more authentic than ever before.

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Close Talker Tour Dates
March 14-19 – Austin TX – SXSW
April 12 – La Crosse WI – The Rootnote
April 13 – Milwaukee WI – Company Brewing
April 19 – Los Angeles CA – Pop Obscure Records
April 25 – Nanaimo BC – Queens
April 27 – Vancouver BC – The Biltmore
April 28 – Calgary AB – The Commonwealth
April 29 – Edmonton AB – The Needle
April 30 – Red Deer AB – Bo’s Bar and Grill
May 4 – Saskatoon SK – Amigos
May 5 – Regina SK – The Exchange
May 6 – Winnipeg MB – The Goodwill
May 10 – Kingston ON – Mansion ^
May 11 – Toronto ON – Adelaide Hall ^
May 12 – Montreal QC – Divan Orange ^
May 13 – Ottawa ON – House of Targ ^
May 14 – Quebec City QC – Le Circle ^
May 16 – Fredericton NB – The Capitol ^
May 17 – Halifax NS – Carlton ^
May 22 – London UK – Old Blue Last
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 – Privateclub
June 1 – Rotterdam NL – V11
June 2 – Zwolle NL – Hedon
June 3 – Hulst NL – Vestrock Festival
June 7 – Basel CH – Le Parterre
June 8 – Koln DE – Stereo Wonderland
June 10 – Hamburg DE – About Songs Festival
^ w/ Lost Cousins

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