GIRL BAND - THE TALKIES (CD1/LP1)
LABEL: Rough Trade
CD CAT#: RT0065CD / CD UPC: 191402006520
LP CAT#: RT0065LP/ LP UPC: 191402006513
RELEASE DATE: 9/27/2019
WEIGHT: CD-0.11 lb / LP-0.79 lb
Recorded at Ballintubbert House, Ireland, The Talkies deals with the phenomenon of sound, as artistic communication becomes sensory rather than cognitive. Lyrically, the language is de- contextualized, allowing it to rock seamlessly between the absurd and the every day. The sound of the record mirrors the distorted realism of Dara's lyrics. To take life's monotony and bring it into the realm of the absurd simply by exposing it; to look at the everyday, then to look at it again/and again/ and again/ until it becomes swol- len and distorted to the point of surrealism... Like the house itself, like the recordings, the songs are living and breathing, undergoing continual metamorphosis. "This one is a return to their all-consuming form, and it's gnarly, acetic underbelly makes most other "indie" rock feel like child's play. " - Stereogum "The alien construction of Ballintubbert and it's corridors help to navigate Girl Band's cataclysmic sound within a world of it's own. " - Northern Transmissions.