Published Jul 08, 2010Now that Liz Powell isn't a full-time member of Broken Social Scene, the songwriter has more time to devote to her band, Land of Talk. Back in May, the Montreal indie rockers revealed that their second full-length, Cloak and Cipher, would be coming out on August 24 via Saddle Creek. Once it's released, Powell and her bandmates will be hitting the road for an extensive North American tour.
The outing will last for most of the fall, making it Land of Talk's biggest headlining tour yet. It will kick off in Toronto on September 16, with later Canadian dates in Alberta and British Columbia. For the western U.S. leg of the tour, they'll be joined by fellow Montreal indie rockers the Besnard Lakes.
If you head over to Land of Talk's official store, you can pick up tickets in a bundle, along with a copy of Cloak and Cipher.
According to Saddle Creek's website, the new album is "vast yet intricate: expansive arrangements anchored by taut instrumentation. The lyrics are borrowed newspaper headlines, veiled confessions, and passages from books, annihilated and morphed into song."
Check out the tour dates below. Click on the video at the bottom of the page to hear a partial a cappella rendition of album track "Quarry Hymns," courtesy of La Blogotheque.
7/18 Quebec City, QC - Festival d'été de Québec
9/16 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
9/19 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
9/21 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
9/22 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
9/23 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
9/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
9/26 Salt Lake City - Kilby Court
9/29 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
9/30 Calgary, AB - Dicken's Pub
10/2 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
10/3 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore
10/4 Seattle, WA - Crocodile*
10/5 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*
10/7 San Francisco, CA - Independent*
10/8 Los Angeles, CA - Echo Plex (Culture Collide Festival)*
10/9 Costa Mesa - Detroit Bar *
10/10 San Diego, CA - Casbah*
10/12 Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room*
10/15 Austin, TX - The Parish
10/16 Dallas, TX - The Nightmare
11/2 Portland, ME - Space Gallery
11/3 Boston, MA - TT the Bear's
11/5 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
11/6 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11/7 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
* with the Besnard Lakes