Strange Talk to Release Debut Album CAST AWAY, 4/29
Strange Talk, the Melbourne, Australia based alt-pop four-piece will release their self-produced Wind-up Records debut album Cast Away on April 29, 2014. All songs were mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix) with the exception of "Climbing Walls," "Eskimo Boy" and "Is It Real?" which were mixed by Eliot James (Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club).
Rolling Stone (Australia) gave Cast Away a four out of five star review calling it "Equal parts Cut Copy and Daft Punk with pinches of Eighties pop, Strange Talk's album is a fizzy cocktail of synths, breathy vocals and tinny drums." Billboard said, "Stateside fans of stylish alt-pop acts like Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy and Royksopp will be getting very familiar with Strange Talk... Bursting with ornate synthesizers and warm vocals..."
Strange Talk's anthemic electro-tinged debut single "Young Hearts" will go to radio on February 4 and was produced by Captain Cuts (Grouplove, Smallpools, The Mowgli's) and mixed by Tony Hoffer. Neon Gold premiered the track yesterday stating, "From the sizzling coming-of-age synth arpeggios to the contagious singalong choruses, it's an ageless beauty that bleeds neon and shimmers like glitter and gold." Listen to it HERE. "Morning Sun," another track off Cast Away, premiered on Indie Shuffle last week and is featured in the Zac Efron film That Awkward Moment. The soundtrack was released on January 28th; the movie was released January 31st. Today, the band's Daytrotter session went live. You can listen to it HERE.
Strange Talk recently did multiple sessions including Spotify (listen HERE), Rhapsody Soundcheck (watch HERE) and Daytrotter (listen HERE) and played several shows at CMJ last year to packed houses including The Fader Fort at Converse's Rubber Tracks Studio. Their SXSW schedule will be announced soon. The band has racked up numerous accolades including #1 Billboard Uncharted for "Climbing Walls." They were #1 Most Blogged Artist according to Hype Machine and had #1 remixes including Foster The People - "I Would Do Anything For You." The band has also had some great syncs including "Climbing Walls" featured in American Eagle Project Live Your Life Campaign (YouTube + 950 AE retail stores), Cheer, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, 90210 and Billabong among others. They've played such festivals as Parklife, Stereosonic, Future Music, Soundscape and Falls, opened for Foster The People, the Rapture, Neon Indian and Marina and The Diamonds. Now Strange Talk will make their U.S. album debut with Cast Away - 12 tracks of indie-meets-electro gems (album art and track listing below).
They've played such festivals as Parklife, Stereosonic, Future Music, Soundscape and Falls, opened for Foster The People, the Rapture, Neon Indian and Marina and The Diamonds. Now Strange Talk will make their U.S. album debut with Cast Away - 12 tracks of indie-meets-electro gems (album art and track listing below).
Pre-orders are available today on iTunes HERE. Those who pre-order will get six songs instantly including "Young Hearts," as well as two exclusive bonus songs. Pre-order the CD or limited edition double white vinyl from Amazon HERE and get the digital version added to your cloud player for free on April 29, 2014. Exclusive merchandise and album pre-order bundles are also available through the band's store HERE
Strange Talk is Stephen Docker (vocals, keys), Gerard Sidhu (bass, keys), Travis Constable (drums) and Gillan Gregory (guitar, keys).
1. Cast Away
2. Falling In Love
3. Picking Up All The Pieces
4. Eskimo Boy
5. Young Hearts
6. Another Day
7. So So LaLa
8. Is It Real?
9. Climbing Walls
10. Come Back Home
11. Morning Sun
12. Wanted (Dead or Alive)