New Land Of Talk – “Some Are Lakes”

It was just about a year ago that we had Andrew WK run around CMJ as our expert party correspondent. The night before we filmed I was awed by relative newcomer Bon Iver at Bowery, and hours later I was awed by seeing him bounce around the LES with Lizzie Powell of Class of ’06 BTW Land Of Talk. She mentioned then the pair were “working on something.” Then she and Justin told Andrew about their idea of a party (“renting go-carts”).

A few months later, the “something” Lizzie spoke of revealed itself via MySpace blog post, confirming Vernon was producing the long awaited follow-up to LoT’s buzzy debut EP Applause Cheer Boo Hiss. In the time since the band parted ways with their great drummer Bucky Wheaton (now getting kit work from the Slip’s Andrew Barr), and finished recording the nine tracks in Montreal and one at Bon Iver’s parents’ place in Eau Claire, WI which fill out Some Are Lakes. It’s the title track we get to sample today, which starts with Lizzie’s open-string chord voicings and “at a summer lake,” some dissonance in the hook, and some low-mixed background vocals in the bridge. It’s Applause-y, but you’ll find some new folds at the corners.

Land Of Talk – “Some Are Lakes” (MP3)

Some Are Lakes is out 10/7 via Saddle Creek. Pre-order it here and have it shipped 9/23. A look at the tracklist confirms the LP will include “Young Bridge,” which you can still hear here. Some tourdates (a bunch with BSS) and an album cover for you to stare at:

09/11 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09/13 – Quebec City, PQ @ Envol & Macadam Festival#
09/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod’s
09/19 – Montreal, PQ @ La Sala Rosa
09/20 – Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
09/22 – Laval, PQ @ CEJEP
09/23 – Sherbrooke, PQ @ Telephone Rouge
09/24 – Peterborough, ON @ Montreal House
09/25 – Guelph, ON @ E Bar
09/26 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
09/27 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/08 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Calvin College*
10/09 – Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre*
10/11 – Madison, WI @ Union Theatre/Univ. of Wisconsin*
10/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
10/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown*
10/16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont*
10/17 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note*
10/18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Gargoyle*
10/19 – Urbana, IL @ Foellinger Auditorium/Univ. of Illinois*
10/21 – Richmond, VA @ Toad’s Place*
10/22 – Falls Church, VA @ State Theatre*
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Masonic Temple*
10/25 – Brunswick, ME @ Bowdoin College*
10/26 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre*

# w/ Islands and Sebastian Granier
* w/ Broken Social Scene