Sweet Talk are an Austin based quartet fronted/founded by former Uptown Bums guitarist/vocalist Stephen Svacina, who a few of you might know from his additional guitar work alongside Mark Ryan in Denton, TX’s Mind Spiders. Flanked by Wiccans/Video/Brain Attack bassist Harpal Assi and southpaw guitar wiz/Ft. Wayne transplant Mitch Frazier (Church Shoes), Svacina’s Sweet Talk were likened by a peer to something that “combined the best parts of Cheap Trick, early UK power pop and the dual guitar work of Thin Lizzy."
Lofty praise, sure, but in the last year, Sweet Talk have become one of the best live bands in a region that isn’t exactly hurting for good ones. I’d say they’ve made the leap from crazily-catchy to downright transcendent in record time, but it’s not like I’ve been standing around with a stopwatch. You’ll find out for yourself when Sweet Talk hit the road in 2013. Their debut LP/CD, ‘Pickup Lines’ (12XU 043-1,2) is in stores January 29, and is available for preorder now.