Earlier this year (Feb 2019), Canadian indie band Close Talker released their new single ‘Half Past Nine’ from their upcoming album “How Do We Stay Here?” due for release in the fall of 2019. Founded in 2012, their mixture of indie, pop and shoegaze has resulted in three releases with 2019s album to be the fourth.
In discussing the single, they focus on the intimacy of a concert, where its a place where you can find people from every walk of life come together for the same reason. It’s a place where you share something in common with complete strangers and a place where you can experience something transcendent with people you will never even know. ‘Half Past Nine’ is about a concert the three of us attended, at our favorite summer festival. It’s about looking around at friends, at strangers, and seeing each person sing along to words that mean so much to them – words that have carried them through times only they know about.
It’s about holding on to the moments that you never want to end, and then desperately trying to remember them after they are gone. It takes hindsight to recognize when something profound has happened, but every now and then, you’re able to sense it right in the moment. This song is about those moments and the attempts to cling to them.
Watch the video below. More info on the new album to come.
Chill #52 veers away from the industry definitions of chill music and features new music from SPC ECO, After Daylight, Merely and the Suncharms. In the case of the Suncharms, this episode careens to the edge for the indie shoegaze act, releasing new songs for the first time since 1991! SPC ECO is the project of former Curve member Dean Garcia, his daughter Rose Berlin and a list of collaborators that goes back since its 2007 inception. Their newest album “Fifteen” is their 10th release. After Daylight is another project, this time for Death Notes guitarist Martin Bradley (read interview) whose DIY debut album “the New Dawn” was released this past February (2019).
This episode also features music artists performing live at SXSW 2019. Swedish dream pop artist Merely just released “Hatching the Egg” this past Feb(2019) and will be playing at the 2019 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Italian shoegaze music act Rev Rev Rev is also on their way to Austin, TX for the SXSW Festival and their first ever US appearance.