Today Land of Talk share its third single off the long-awaited new album Life After Youth, “Loving.” Elizabeth Powell shared insight into what she learned from making the album after a seven-year hiatus. Co-written with and featuring the heavenly harmonies of Sharon Van Etten.
“It taught me to keep an accurate and legible record of all of my weird guitar tunings under lock and key (instead of scribbling them on napkins) so I’m not reinventing the wheel every time I play a bloody song. All jokes aside, making this record was a master class in RESILIENCE.” – via The Fader.
Life After Youth will be released on May 19th via Saddle Creek.
Produced and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth) and Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes), and featuring Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Sal Maida (Roxy Music/Sparks), and The Besnard Lakes, the album is a collection of songs that sees Powell in the finest voice of her career, and reuniting with original Land of Talk drummer Bucky Wheaton.
This summer, Land of Talk will embark on a North American tour beginning June 13th in Allston, MA. The tour includes dates at New York’s Bowery Ballroom (6/14) and LA’s Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (7/02). A current itinerary is below.
Land of Talk Tour:
* w/ Half Waif
5/25 – Montreal, QC @ O Patro Vys
6/13 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
6/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
6/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
6/18 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
6/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
6/20 – Winnipeg Jazz Fest @ Good Will Social Club
6/22 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s *
6/23 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle Vinyl Tavern *
6/24 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island – King Edward Hotel “King Eddy” *
6/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial *
6/27 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
6/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
6/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
7/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Cemetery *