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Land of Talk

Land of Talk feature Elizabeth Powell (vocals/guitar), a former punk who got her start playing her own anti-folk anthems on the local scene of Guelph, Ontario, during her mid-teens. Upon her college years, with stints playing with the Aaron Riches Nuclear Family Band and the Valentines behind her, Powell set her sights on a solo career in the late '90s. While gigging in and around Ontario and Quebec, she met bassist Blake Markle and his friend, drummer Bucky Wheaton, with whom she formed Land of Talk in 2005. By the time recorded its 2006 debut album Applause Cheer Boo Hiss -- which bore influences such as PJ Harvey, Dinosaur Jr., and Sonic Youth -- Tim Kramer had taken over bass duties. More lineup changes followed in 2007, with Kramer and Wheaton leaving Land of Talk and bassist Chris McCarron and drummer Eric Thibodeau joining. The band landed on Saddle Creek for its second-full length, 2008's Some Are Lakes, which showed off a more eclectic, melodic approach and production by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. For Land of Talk's 2010 album Cloak and Cipher, Powell -- who wrote the album's songs while recuperating from a problem with her vocal cords -- was joined by two new bandmates, bassist Joseph Yarmush and drummer Andrew Barr, as well as members of Stars, Arcade Fire and the Besnard Lakes. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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  1.   Song
  2.   Some Are Lakes
  3.   Quarry Hymns
  4.   Street Wheels
  5.   Better and Closer
  6.   Magnetic Hill
  7.   Sixteen Asterisk
  8.   Breaxxbaxx
  9.   Dark Nature Places
  10.   Playita
  11.   Lossless
  12.   Got A Call
  13.   Corner Phone
  14.   It's Okay
  15.   Give Me Back My Heart Attack
  16.   The Man Who Breaks Things (Dark Shuffle)
  17.   Yuppy Flu
  18.   Speak to Me Bones
  19.   Sea Foam
  20.   May You Never
  21.   As Me
  22.   All My Friends
  23.   2 Ships
  24.   Cloak and Cipher
  25.   A Series of Small Flames
  26.   Summer Special
  27.   Death By Fire
  28.   Young Bridge
  29.   Swift Coin
  30.   Troubled
  31.   Hamburg, Noon
  32.   Goaltime Exposure
  33.   Color Me Badd
  34.   Blangee Blee
  35.   The Hate I Won't Commit
  36.   [CD-ROM Track]

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