7 Songs - Land of Talk


Great news everyone, Land of Talk (one of my top ten favorite bands) is recording again. After disappearing in 2011, most reports were that the band was done as Elizabeth Powell attempted to sell her guitar amps on Facebook. But, unbeknownst to me, Powell began playing shows again in 2015 and has been working on recording new music with Sharon Van Etten and others.

I first heard Land of Talk at the end of high school thanks to my friend Jack (who introduced me to a bunch of great music and influenced my musical tastes more than anyone). Land of Talk was part of arguably one of the best Indie Label lineups ever, signed with Saddle Creek in the days of Bright Eyes, Cursive, Two Gallants, Tokyo Police Club, and Neva Dinova to name my favorites. It was devastating to see a band I loved not be able to make it, especially given their ability to make consistently great music. I anxiously await new music.

In the meantime enjoy some of the discography with me, and if you enjoy it, consider supporting further efforts and buy some merch or tickets to nearby shows. If you don’t, throw some money to an artist you enjoy, they may need your support to continue making the music you love.

Playlist (All songs by Land of Talk)

  1. Speak to me Bones - Applause Cheer Boo Hiss
  2. Summer Special - Applause Cheer Boo Hiss
  3. Some Are Lakes - Some Are Lakes (Produced by Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver)
  4. Got a Call - Some Are Lakes
  5. Sixteen Asterisk - Fun and Laughter EP
  6. The Hate I Won’t Commit - Cloak and Cipher (The breakdown at the end should be enjoyed on loud speakers)
  7. Playita - Cloak and Cipher

Apple Music Playlist

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