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New Album: Strange Talk – Cast Away


Strange Talk just released their self-produced Wind-up Records debut album Cast Away on April 29, 2014.  All songs on the album 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).  The album streamed in its entirety before it hit stores through Billboard’s website.

Stream Album: Strange Talk – Cast Away

Strange Talk’s anthemic electro-tinged debut single “Young Hearts” was produced by Captain Cuts (Grouplove, Smallpools, The Mowgli’s) and mixed by Tony Hoffer. The music video for “Young Hearts,” directed by Mathematics (award winning director of Empire of The Sun’s “Walking on a Dream” video) premiered on VEVO.

Shazam the video to unlock a free download of The Chainsmokers remix of “Young Hearts.” The song immediately shot to #1 on Hype Machine and has garnered over 1,200,000 plays to date.

Listen: Strange Talk – “Young Hearts” (The Chainsmokers remix)

Strange Talk was also #1 Billboard Uncharted for “Climbing Walls.”   They played multiple SXSW Shows to rave reviews – press coverage included “30 SXSW Acts About to Break” in Huffington Post, “50 Acts You Need To Hear” on Buzzfeed and “25 Songs From SXSW That Will Stick In Your Head” in Elite Millennial among others.  The band has had some noteworthy syncs recently including “Morning Sun,” featured in and on the soundtrack of the Zac Efron film That Awkward Moment and in the April 1st episode of GLEE.  “Climbing Walls” was featured in American Eagle Project Live Your Life Campaign and Cheer, “Cast Away” was used in Need for Speed: Most Wanted and 90210 among others.  They are currently on tour throughout the United States; their May 14th Los Angeles date with Broods is now sold out.



Mon 05/12/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Bardot
Wed 05/14/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo w/BROODS – SOLD OUT!!!
Fri 05/16/14 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene w/ The Hundred Days, Cub Sport
Sun 05/18/14 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/CHAD VALLEY
Mon 05/19/14 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
Thu 05/22/14 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Fri 05/23/14 – Toronto, ON – The Drake
Tue 05/27/14 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Wed 05/28/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade

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Download: Strange Talk – Cast Away (Plastic Plates Remix)

“…fantastic remix that stays true to the catchy vocals of the original while adding a healthy amount of Tropical vibes and funktastic bassline.”Gotta Dance Dirty

“A synth-happy track gets The Goonies treatement. Prepare for three-minute music video magic.”NYLON

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Strange Talk – “Cast Away”

Melbourne’s four-piece Strange Talk return to the fray with a new single, “Cast Away”, the first offering from their debut album due out in early 2013.

A laid-back cavalcade of synth washes, toms, layered vocals and organic instrumentation, “Cast Away” perfectly showcases Strange Talk’s ambitions to bring together futuristic soundscapes with hook-laden direct songs.

Key songwriters and producers, Steve Docker and Gerard Sidhu’s influences (the pomp and clout of Queen, the dream haze of M83) are as diverse as their backgrounds (Steve a classical violinist, Gerard a club DJ).

Strange Talk have already commanded airwaves and online with their previous singles “Climbing Walls”, “Eskimo Boy” and “Sexual Lifestyle”. They’ve followed this up with key performances at the likes of Falls Festival, Parklife and supports slots for the likes of Kele, Marina & The Diamonds, Foster The People, The Rapture, and Art Vs. Science.

THU 10/11 – SAN FRANCISCO @ RICKSHAW STOP w/ Violens (tix Rickshaw Stop)
FRI 10/12 – LOS ANGELES @ ECHO w/ wildcat! wildcat! (tix Echo)
WED 10/17 – NEW YORK @ Mercury Lounge (CMJ) (tix Mercury Lounge)
FRI 10/19 – NEW YORK @ Terminal 5 w/ The Presets (CMJ) (tix Terminal 5)

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