Close Talker is the exalted indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. Formed in 2012, the band has made great strides in a short period of time: two releases, numerous tours throughout North America, Europe, and the UK, and international attention from revered and critically acclaimed blogs and publications. Close Talker is a band born and raised in the prairies, made up of childhood friends Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Christopher Morien. Since becoming a trio in the summer of 2015, the band has now honed their craft, creating an iconically more vast and unique sound that is turning heads and drawing crowds around the world.
Close Talker is set to release their latest recording “Lens” April 21, 2017 through Nevado Music (worldwide) and DevilDuck Records. The 10 song LP showcases the band’s maturity and poise while entering new realms of pop sensibility. Lens unleashes musical talent and precision without sacrificing the raw energy, homegrown feel and vulnerability of the band’s acclaimed live show. Writing and recording during the harsh desolate prairie winter lead the band to new depths of creativity while still trusting instincts and simplicity. The more subtle lead single ‘Afterthought’ received high praise and regular rotation on NPR’s World Cafe, stating the song is “as intimate as it is earnest… its expansive and as a result, an invitation to lean right in”. While Lens remains an energetic and urgent blend of rhythmically driven grooves and spacious indie rock, the band continues to evolve as one of the Canada’s most innovative and, according to Q Magazine, most exciting exports.