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Release InfoCatalog #: JNR101
Release Date: 10/23/2012
- Lone General
- Bad Date [MP3]
- Hot Water Burns
- Shot This Time
- Baby Your Hearts Too Big
"Talk Normal's intensity hasn't subsided. If anything, Sunshine cranks things up a notch... Eschewing easy crescendos and flashy turns, Talk Normal build tension strictly from momentum. Register and Ambro persistently dole out rigorous beats, sheets of guitar, and woven singing until what began as a orderly march feels like headlong rush."
"Unhinged, visceral noise rock."
-- TINY MIX TAPES
"A horizon meltingly lush skronk-rock meditation."
"Sunshine is a thing of rusting rawness that hits as hard as [Thurston Moore] at his melody violated bluntness... [it] is a violent force of targeted creativity."
"dreamy and cacophonous"
"More like a solar flare than sunbeams."
"It shifts and folds in on itself, sounding like several songs packed into one and showcasing how the duo is unafraid to experiment with structure."
"The music is complex, but not in a Philip Glass orchestral kind of way... [they] avoid any predictable musical patterns you might have heard in the last 40 years of listening."
--THIS IS FAKE DIY
"If Talk Normal are not a guitar band, then they are a noise band, and an intimidatingly good one at that."
--DROWNED IN SOUND
"Talk Normal is on top of a game that hardly anybody else has the ability to play, much less master."
-- THE VINYL DISTRICT
"There's nobody else who sounds like Talk Normal."
"Sunshine is entrenched in texture, depth and sonic growth. Maturity is perhaps a condescending term to use, but the transition and evolution from the group’s debut to this is one that is on a steady incline."
-- LOUD AND QUIET
"They're not solely reliant on musical abrasion to skew perception. When not no-waving it instrumentally, they'll amp up the weird lyrically."
-- CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
"Hell, give [Andrya Ambro] toothpicks and a silver dollar and she will create sounds so tremendous and esoteric your toes will curl with delight."
-- BOXX MUSIC MAGAZINE
"The Brooklyn duo's sophomore effort is an extremely refined and stylish affair... melding fractured rhythms, chanted vocals and that angry, sonic charm which has come to define the band."
"Sort of reminds you of the first time you heard The Raincoats and The Slits and realized that women have a greater command of every musical property than men do."
--THE BIG TAKEOVER
"A lovely mix of suitably urban fragility vibrating beneath a seemingly controlled cacophony of rolling punk-edge drum rhythms."
"... they ride a constant wave of subtle tension with a combination of polyrhythmic drumming, atonal guitar riffs, and detached, almost robotic vocals."
--ROCK A ROLLA
"[Talk Normal] teeter on the edge of chaos."
"Sunshine is somewhat of an ironic title, given how dark this music sounds. However, that sound is intriguing and unlike anything else released this week. Recommended."
--THE WHITEBOARD PROJECT
"This music feels so curiously now that it's hard to listen and not impulsively believe that it's genuinely important. It'll sound as good on your stereo speakers at home as it will on tiny earphones, fighting with rather than against the background noise of day-to-day existence. Fuck the sound of 2012, fuck the sound of 2013 - this is the living, breathing sound of your life and mine right now."
-- THE LINE OF BEST FIT
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