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Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2006 – 2013)

Land of Talk was an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed in 2006. The band’s final line-up consisted of Elizabeth Powell (guitar/vocals), Joe Yarmush (bass), and Andrew Barr (drums).

Land of Talk’s debut EP, Applause Cheer Boo Hiss, was released in April 2006, and featured Chris McCarron on bass and Bucky Wheaton on drums. Wheaton left the band in May 2007 and was replaced by Eric Thibodeau. Thibodeau left in early 2008, and was replaced by Andrew Barr (of The Slip). McCarron left to play guitar for The Dears and was replaced by Joe Yarmush.

The band released their full-length debut, Some Are Lakes, on Saddle Creek Records in September 2008. They opened for Broken Social Scene on their fall 2008 tour.

On October 27th, 2009 the band released Fun And Laughter EP under Saddle Creek Records. This album was released prior to their short west coast tour that began in San Diego on October 27th and ended in Vancouver, B.C. on November 7th the same year. This showcased four songs.

The band’s fourth album, Cloak and Cipher, debuted August 24, 2010 on Saddle Creek Records. After touring for the album for a while, the band was completely shrouded in mystery, no trace of them could be found. Their official website was replaced but they were/are still listed on the official website of the label. It was only in 2013, when the band manager confirmed that they are officially over.


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  • robot_boy71

    love this band so much. dying for a reunion tour. [2] Lizzie's vox and guitar playing are sorely missed...Go listen to Blangee Blee, one of the most amazing songs ever. The last minute of the song, which is just instrumental, is sheer perfection...

    9 Jun 8:22pm Reply
  • borkegirard

    love this band so much. dying for a reunion tour.

    7 May 9:53pm Reply
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    6 May 1:50pm Reply
  • colderskin

    reborn as frances quinlan

    7 Mar 7:15pm Reply
  • pointpleasant


    21 Feb 5:04pm Reply
  • radio_cabeza

    What started at a summer lake :)

    15 Jan 12:57pm Reply
  • kuki_kambara

    Whatever happened to these guys..

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • colderskin

    Maybe Little Scream's The Golden Record

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • colderskin

    czlowiek-z-lash, Hop Along album Get Disowned, Broken Social Scene album You Forgot it in People

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • BrokenTel

    Elizabeth Powell, where art thou? Love you forever.

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • czlowiek-z-lasu

    hey folks! great music and voc., someone can post some familiar bands? im looking for something more like Some Are Lakes or Applause Cheer Boo Hiss

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • colderskin

    Reminder that this band was incredible. Hop Along being signed to saddle creek feels like the perfect fit for their absence. I hear a lot of Elizabeth Powell in frances quinlan

    8 Nov 2014 Reply
  • headeffects

    a bunch of these songs sound familiar, but i know i haven't heard them before.. the fuck?

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Qong

    Darn :( What happened to them?

    7 Sep 2014 Reply
  • NabilBashir

    Update:They're officially over as per the ban manager.

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • NabilBashir

    Greatest Mystery I know of in the Indie music track what so ever!! If anyone out there personally knows or have an access to any of the band members, please find out and let us know!!

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Fevered17

    We need more! LoT is amazing!

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • colderskin

    kind of crazy how i was going to talk about how under-appreciated they are, yet i see they have over 2M scrobs and are still getting plays. so at least that's cool. i mean, quarry hymns has got to be close to perfect. hell, all of cloak and cipher is gorgeous.

    3 Jun 2014 Reply
  • FuckingJens666

    Kinda forgot about them

    15 May 2014 Reply
  • colderskin

    man cloak and cipher is still so good. Can't believe I decided to listen to these dudes based on a Facebook ad.

    1 May 2014 Reply
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