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Close Talker, Jung People, Mike Edel Close Talker the exalted, young, indie-rock quartet from Saskatoon recently announced their second full-length album, Flux, will be released on November 4 viaNevado Music. Recorded over three weeks, during the spring of this year at Montreals Breakglass Studio with Jace Lasek (Land Of Talk, Suuns, Young Galaxy), while the Canadiens were in the throws of their playoff run, the 10 tracks are the first the band has done with an outside producer.Spin Magazine recently streamed Flux lead track, Burnstick, declaring that the band pair(s) their rigid yet sanguine melodies with achingly euphoric lyricism. Exclaim noted of the track, the song pairs peppy drums with spacious keyboard tones and reverb-drenched guitar shimmers. Listen and share Burnstick here: The beautiful album art for Flux, was designed by Saskatoons Craig Wilson, with a stunning landscape photo provided by Kim Jay from Victoria, BC.Formed in Saskatoon in early 2012 Close Talker: Will Quiring (vocals, guitar), Matthew Kopperud (guitar, vocals), Jeremy Olson (vocals, bass), and Chris Morien (vocals, drums) produced an independently released gem of a debut with Timbers in 2013 that was widely raved about for its edgy vocals and gentle piano lines and orchestral ambition. The band went on to become finalists in the national CBC Searchlight competition for Canadas Best New Artist. They subsequently received substantial airplay across the nation, including spins on CBC R2s The Drive. Their single, The West Was Won spent seven weeks in the top 10 of CBC R3s chart. closetalker.ca Founded in late 2010 by childhood friends Bryan Buss and Jordan Bassi after attending the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA. Although instrumental, their idealisms and morals regarding Animal Liberation and Social Awareness are displayed heavily into their album art, song titles, T-shirt designs and online presence. Despite the bands inherent punk-rock spirit, the music plays in contrast with its melodic and positive nature.By 2013 Jung People had played 90+ gigs across Canada and opened for artists such as Crystal Castles, Olafur Arnolds, BRAIDS, Rene Hell and Pick A Piper along with playing 2013s SXSW Austin, TX and Canadian Music Week in Toronto, CA.Jung People have recently recorded their first full length studio album entitled 'Gold Bristle' produced by Howard Bilerman (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Arcade Fire).jungpeople.caWith his debut The Last Of Our Mountains, Edel has learned that home, love and youthfulness are neither innocent nor simple. Born in rural Alberta, his youth was spent between rocky mountains and vast wheat fields. These landscapes shaped the album; a sharp and urgent collection of 8 songs that give way to the adventurous, compassionate and delicate. mikeedel.comTickets are $10 in Advance from BigTickets.ca and Sloth Records
Streaming Cafe is proud to present Mike Edel with special guest Kiana Brasset Friday, Oct 17. Show at 8pm - $10 cover at the door Mike Edel is no stranger to touring, he has toured across Western Canada 5 times and the Pacific Coastal States on 3 occasions. Since relocating to Victoria, Edel has grown to be one of the city’s best singer/songwriters. He’s performed at The Rifflandia Festival, The Tongue on the Post Folk Festival, selected as the Peak Performance Projects Top 20 artists in BC 2012, and won Rawlco Radio’s 10K20 grant while playing alongside Vince Vaccaro, Aidan Knight, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Chad Van Gaalen. http://mikeedel.com/ Kiana Brasset is a Victoria BC singer/songwriter/fiddler https://www.facebook.com/music.kianabrasset This show is live streamed! If you live out of town, watch the live stream of the show @ www.streamingcafe.net and tweet questions/comments to the artists live to the stage @streamingcafe
Manager: Phil Knudtson
Bio: In the music of Mike Edel, listeners are gently brought into contact with what it means to be a human being. Born in rural Alberta with a constantly reflective mind, adventurous spirit, and compassionate heart, his honest lyrics poignantly and humanly wrestle with such universal themes as lost lo...See Full Bio
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"Edel's craft is a mature fabric of fluidity and inspiration"