hardly criminal...
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008

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Thieving is certainly not the most socially acceptable of behaviors. Thankfully, this matters not to Lisa Molinaro and Kevin O'Connor...a fact I assure you we're better off for. Dubbed Talkdemonic, the Portland duo do introspective indie instrumentals that pocket here and there from the current genre's collective collection plate. They've nicked Sufjan's banjo, swiped just enough of Au Revoir Simone's woozy electronics, hi-jacked Arcade Fire's string compositions, and even robbed Godspeed of some of their dramatic flair (to name just a few). But these offenseslet's call them "influences"are placed in caring and creative hands. Better yet, they'll ultimately be turned over to you in the form of their soon-to-be-released third album, Eyes at Half Mast, in a few days. It's an emotional soundtrack, though assigning which sentiments the album taps in to over the course of its' 14 elegiac tracks is no easy task. Whichever heart string gets a hearty tug depends on which moments in their lives listeners catch themselves absorbing the work , thereby making Eyes at Half Mast a unique listen several times over.

Eyes at Half Mast will be made available Tuesday September 16th, courtesy of the Arena Rock Recording Co. The band is also on tour. Check out the complete list of dates below.

Talkdemonic On Tour
Sep 20 - The Wonder Ballroom - Portland, Oregon
Sep - he High Dive - Seattle, Washington
Oct 1 - The Badlander - Missoula, Montana
Oct 3 - The Aquarium - Fargo, North Dakota
Oct 4 - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 7 - Schuba's - Chicago, Illinois
Oct 10 - Khyber - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 11 - Mercury Lounge - New York, New York
Oct 12 - The Red and The Black - Washington DC, Washington DC
Oct 13 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Oct 14 - Village Tavern - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Oct 15 - The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 17 - The Crowbar - Tampa, Florida
Oct 18 - Common Grounds - Gainesville, Florida
Oct 21 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 22 - The Mohawk - Austin, Texas
Oct 24 - Plush - Tucson, Arizona
Oct 27 - The Casbah - San Diego, California
Oct 29 - Spaceland - Los Angeles, California
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MP3: Talkdemonic:: March Movement" - Eyes at Half Mast
Talkdemonic @ MySpace

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