Land of Talk

For a refreshing Spotlight On, QRO once again scours the horizon of the breathtaking Land of Talk.

 

Name: Land of Talk

Former name(s): L.E.K.

Associated act(s): The Besnard Lakes, Broken Social Scene, The Slip, Surprise Me, Mr. Davis, Suuns

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec

Members: Andrew Barr (former), Olga Goreas (former), Timothy Kramer (former), Eoin O’Laoghaire (former), Jace Lasek, Chris McCarron (former), Elizabeth Powell, Eric Thibodeau (former), Mark ‘Bucky’ Wheaton, Joe Yarmush (former)

Albums: Applause Cheer Boo Hiss EP (2006), Some Are Lakes (2008), Fun and Laughter EP (2009), Cloak and Cipher (2010), Life After Youth (2017)

Has toured with: The Besnard Lakes, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Cloud Cult, The Dears, The Decemberists, Eulogies, The Fiery Furnaces, Grizzly Bear, Little Scream, Menomena, Josh Reichmann, Retribution Gospel Choir, The Rosebuds, The Stills, Surprise Me Mr. Davis, Suuns, Tapes ‘n Tapes

Land of TalkRelated Articles:

Live review at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on April 5th, 2007

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge

Interview with Elizabeth Powell, Part 1

Interview with Elizabeth Powell, Part 2

Photo gallery from CitySol at Stuyvesant Cove Park in New York, NY on July 14th, 2007

Photo gallery from Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY on September 8th, 2007

Review of Applause Cheer Boo Hiss EP

Live review at Mercury Lounge on September 11th, 2008

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge on September 11th, 2008

Review of Some Are Lakes

Review of Land of Talk as part of CMJ Day Four at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY on October 24th, 2008

Photo gallery from Brooklyn Masonic Temple

Featured in “Top 40 Albums of 2008”

Review of Fun and Laughter EP

Live review at Mercury Lounge on November 21st, 2009

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge on November 21st, 2009

Review of Cloak and Cipher

Photo gallery from TT the Bears in Boston, MA on November 3rd, 2010

Photo gallery from Bowery Ballroom on November 6th, 2010

Featured in “Top 50 Albums of 2010”

Live review at Bowery Ballroom on May 15th, 2016

Photo gallery from Bowery Ballroom on May 15th, 2016

Review as part of Northside Festival at McCarren Park on June 9th, 2016

Photo gallery from McCarren Park

Review of “Inner Lover” and “This Time”

Review of Life After Youth

Live review from Bowery Ballroom on June 14th, 2017

Photo gallery from Bowery Ballroom on June 14th, 2017

Tour dates:

6/24/17 – Calgary, AB, Canada –  King Edward Hotel “King Eddy” (Sled Island)*
6/26/17 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Imperial*
6/27/17 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
6/28/17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
6/30/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
7/2/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Cemetery*
8/12/17 – Wolfe Island, ON, Canada – Wolfe Island Music Festival

* w/ Half Waif

 

Land of Talk playing “Summer Special” live @ Bowery Ballroom on September 8th, 2007:

 

Land of Talk playing “Speak To Me Bones” live @ Bowery Ballroom on September 8th, 2007:

 

Land of Talk playing “Give Me Back My Heart Attack” live @ Mercury Lounge on September 11th, 2008:

 

Land of Talk playing “Speak To Me Bones” live @ Mercury Lounge on September 11th, 2008:

 

Land of Talk playing “It’s Okay” live @ Mercury Lounge on September 11th, 2008:

 

Land of Talk playing “Breaxxbaxx” live @ Mercury Lounge on September 11th, 2008:

 

Land of Talk playing “May You Never” live @ Bowery Ballroom on November 6th, 2010:

 

Land of Talk playing “Loving” live @ Bowery Ballroom on June 14th, 2017:

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