“‘Afterthought’ captures the Saskatoon trio at the height of its intimate, persuasive power, but that song’s pleasures radiate across Close Talker’s second album Lens: in the warm, subtle shimmer of Matthew Kopperud’s guitars and synths; in Quiring’s voice, which at times mirrors the seductive purr of Rhye’s Mike Milosh; and in an overarching subtlety that’s inviting, never distant.”- NPR

…[Okay Hollywood] a fiery metaphor” – Billboard

….”[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 currently streaming an exclusively first listen of their new album, Lens, to be released on April 21st on Nevado Music.

Listen here.

The lead singer, Will Quiring says, “The album name came about on a long drive through Germany.  We were toying with the idea of doing a self-titled release as we had recently become a 3-piece and this album felt like a new start in a lot of ways.  In its most plain sense, this record is a snapshot of our lives and focuses on all the things we were dealing with at the time, both good and bad. Things like marriage, friendships changing and priorities shifting made us look at life through a different lens which directly effected our music. I think in a large respect; this album is a self-realization of these shifting perspectives taking place within us.  We’ve developed a different outlook than we once had before and, in the most honest way, these songs are us trying to navigate that reality.”

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.

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.

Close Talker Tour Dates
April 19 – Costa Mesa CA – The Wayfarer
April 21 – Los Angeles CA – Hotel Cafe
April 22 – Fresno CA – Fulton 55
April 24 – Seattle WA – Lo Fi Club
April 25 – Nanaimo BC – Queens
April 26 – Victoria BC – Lucky Bar
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 – Grad Club ^
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 Cercle ^
May 16 – Fredericton NB – The Capital Complex ^
May 17 – Halifax NS – The Carleton ^
May 21 – London UK – Sofar Sounds
May 22 – London UK – Sebright Arms
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 – Privatclub
June 1 – Rotterdam NL – V11
June 2 – Zwolle NL – Hedon
June 3 – Hulst NL – Vestrock Festival
June 7 – Basel CH – Le Parterre
June 8 – Cologne DE – Stereo Wonderland
June 9 – Paris FR – Le Pop-Up du Label
June 10 – Hamburg DE – About Songs Festival @ Knust
^ w/ Lost Cousins
* w/ Yes We Mystic

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