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Land of Talk


The brainchild of songwriter Elizabeth Powell, Land Of Talk emerged in 2006 with their self-titled debut EP, signing to Saddle Creek to release the Justin Vernon (Bon Iver)-produced, Some Are Lakes, in October of 2008. Pitchfork called it, "steely, tightly-coiled guitar music you can see your breath in," The New York Times, "intense yet rarely harsh," while Rolling Stone stated, "Elizabeth Powell's sultry howl is like a stiff drink: icy, not too sweet and capable of knocking you on your ass."

Land Of Talk followed with Cloak and Cipher in August of 2010, garnering an 8 out of 10 from SPIN and leading Alternative Press to state, "Lovely and bewitching, Cloak and Cipher unfolds like an elegantly written novel."

Land Of Talk has been quiet since the release of their sophomore full-length Cloak and Cipher in 2010, but along with the recent tour dates, Powell has been hinting via social media at new music in the works, with clips from Breakglass Studio in Montreal with producer Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes). Powell & co. returned to the stage in May with sold-out performances in New York, Montreal and Toronto, along with festival appearances at Northside in Brooklyn, supporting Wolf Parade, Sled Island in Calgary, June, Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario, and the Vancouver Folk Festival last month.


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Calgary, AB, CASled Island FestivalJun 24


Land of Talk vinyl is back in print!

August 23, 2016

Some Are Lakes & Cloak and Cipher are back on vinyl! Available separately, or order them together for only $30!


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Cloak and Cipher

Cloak and Cipher

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