TALKIE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM HABLAS
From the band -
It was the fall of 2014. There we sat at Rock Bottom; no, not a low-point of existence, but rather a local establishment of fine dining with a rather depressing moniker. We heard a whisper: "Hablas.” Puzzled and in desperation we inquired, “¿Hablas? ¡Estamos muy nervioso, no entendemos español!" And yet, the Spanish whisper lingered in the air: "Diles de mi historia. Deje tu montaña y ofrecer la palabra al pueblo." How could we refuse?
After several months of isolation and secrecy, we emerged with the makings of a new record. Pero, ¿dónde iremos? ¿Quién podría comunicar esta pieza? ¿Quién entenderá los misterios y milagros de este mundo que hemos visto? No one. No one, that is...but us. And so, we built a recording studio in a barn and set out to record, re-record, mix, ctrl-z, mix again, and master a new album entirely by ourselves in the summer of 2015. Little did we know that we'd
be making our greatest double LP to date. De nada, Planet Earth.
You've heard it in inglés, you've heard it in español. It is with great pride and bravado that Talkie bring you the follow-up to their CMJ debut: the double-LP experience, Hablas. Clocking in at just under an hour, the entire project was produced in seclusion at Headfone Audio -a new studio facility built and operated by the band.
*Hablas will be available through all digital retailers,
via Slospeak Records and
Milkcarton Media Group.
3. Honest Man
7. Queen of España
14. The Land of the Golden Mountain
15. Get By
...it's a double-LP, you guys.
(preview "Mountain" below)
"Talkie is a band to talk about. Their lyrics relatable, and their songs sophisticated -yet incredibly catchy."
"Talkie is not a band to take lightly; their ability to manipulate their sonic environment and provide an impeccably sincere experience is captivating. Though Hablas is a 16 track double-album, there's just not enough music by these boys out in the world. Here's to much more in the future."
-Nick Howland, Playlistplay.com
“The resulting sound is a mixture of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and The Flaming Lips, which is to say, there's a lot of harmonies and sweet, sweet guitar-driven melodies.”
"Hablas is a strangely and pleasantly undefinable record. I struggled to come up with a definitive genre to describe it, but in the end it just wasn't possible to pigeonhole it."
-WLUR 91.5 FM
Formed in 2014, Talkie consists of drummer Eric Martin, guitarist Christopher Isaacs, and brothers Bradley and Matthew Hagmann –all of whom met while touring in previous acts. The result of their combined experience and chemistry is a fresh brand of rock and roll that’s as influenced by 60′s brit-invasion as it is 90′s alternative. Hablas, the self-produced follow-up to their CMJ debut EP, will soon be available via Milkcarton Media Group and Slospeak Records.