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Talk Normal


Second release of post punk from the Brooklyn duo featuring Sarah Register on guitar and Andrya Ambro on drums

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Joyful Noise Recordings
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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This is the living, breathing sound of your life and mine right now
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    When Talk Normal fuzz things up, they do so with intent, and when the vocals are left clean, the impact is tremendous
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    All sharp turns, dramatic build-ups. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Sunshine reveals a Talk Normal that is a little more immediate and a lot more assured
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  5. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Entrenched in texture, depth and sonic growth
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  6. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Eschewing easy crescendos and flashy turns, Talk Normal build tension strictly from momentum
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  7. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    As soon as one particular set of motorized rhythms and a repeated guitar phrase feels comfortable, they jump tracks, grabbing onto the next weirdness on the horizon
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  8. 7.0 |   DIY

    'Sunshine' can be heard as a post-breakdown record. Not a personal breakdown, but more of a societal breakdown
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  9. 6.7 |   Bowlegs

    A lovely mix of suitably urban fragility vibrating beneath a seemingly controlled cacophony of rolling punk-edge drum rhythms
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  10. 6.5 |   The 405

    Not quite as daring as what came before
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  11. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    With a little less mess, and a little more hook, the band might find some truly zealous followers
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  12. 4.0 |   Q

    By turns thrilling, frustrating and annoying, often within the same song. Print edition only

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