July Talk (Island Records) Concludes Tour Documentary + New Tour Dates

July Talk Concludes Four Part

“From the Road” Doc on Culture Collide

Heading on North American Tour

“…It’s safe to say that July Talk brings the party themselves; the band has had a seemingly tireless trek across the states, and through their video series we’ve felt like we were part of it.” –Culture Collide

“Tom Waits-meets-Wolf-Parade.” -Consequence of Sound

“The contrast between Dreimanis’ Tom Waits-ish growl and Fay’s soprano is remarkable, it just works” -NPR’s World Café Next

With their sleek yet gritty brand of alt-bluesy garage rock, Toronto-based five-piece July Talk create rock & roll that’s both boldly intimate and wildly confrontational. Each track in the band’s repertoire is a conversation in song form, with singers Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay trading lines in a lyrical face-off that’s at turns hot- tempered and tender, reckless and poetic. Onstage that conversation warps into beautiful chaos, thanks to the band’s joyfully unhinged, spontaneity-fueled live performance.

In fall of 2014 they toured across Australia, Canada and the United States. The majority of this tour was documented in an online series entitled ‘From The Road’ shot and edited by award winning director Jared Raab. The results are gorgeous and captivating. Culture Collide writes of the series, “Jared Raab’s cinematography is almost hyperreal; even a walk through a department store in search of Halloween costumes in the band’s signature black and white aesthetic is like watching fiction. They do nothing to obscure this illusion; they ooze with charisma, and Raab has authentically captured their personalities on film.”

July Talk formed in 2012 when Peter met Leah in a downtown Toronto bar, quickly adding Josh Warburton (bass), Ian Docherty (guitar) and Danny Miles (drums) the band begin recording a studio album in the summer of 2013. During which they toured alongside Billy Talent, Sam Roberts, Weezer, and Tegan and Sara. In 2014 July Talk was nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the 2014 Juno Awards, and in 2015 they took home a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year. Additionally in 2015 July Talk’s debut album was released worldwide via Island/Polydor/Universal Records. July Talk have played at multiple festivals including Isle of Wight, Osheaga, SXSW and CMJ. Additionally the band have announced Spring/Summer 2015 dates across the US, UK and Europe.

Tour Dates
5/19/2015 Brooklyn Brooklyn Bowl
5/28/2015 Denver Lost Lake
6/1/2015 Seattle Sunset Tavern
6/2/2015 Portland White Eagle Saloon
6/4/2015 San Francisco Rickshaw Stop
6/5/2015 San Diego The Hideout
6/6/2015 Los Angeles The Echo
6/7/2015 Phoenix The Rebel Lounge
6/9/2015 Austin Cheer Up Charlie’s FREE
6/10/2015 Dallas Three Links
6/11/2015 Norman The Opolis
6/12/2015 Omaha Reverb
6/13/2015 Minneapolis Triple Rock
6/14/2015 Madison The Frequency
6/16/2015 St. Louis Off Broadway
6/17/2015 Indianapolis Hi-Fi
6/18/2015 Grand Rapids Founders Brewing Co.
6/19/2015 Chicago Beat Kitchen
6/25/2015 Buffalo CanalSide
6/30/2015 Milwaukee Summerfest
7/16/2015 Rochester First & Third Summer Street Market FREE
7/17/2015 Green Bay The Backstage at Meyer Theatre

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