Talkie, a four-piece band based in San Francisco, released their album 'Fundamental Things' on April 27th, 2018 and gained an amazing response, hitting #13 and #20 on the FMQB SubModern Albums and Singles Chart. This new LP is self-recorded, self-produced, and self-released, just as their last, and features the recently released single 'Fuzzy Disco'. The vibe consists of indie and funk influences, which will never leave you bored. Between the amazing vocal range and use of harmonies to the instruments creating that light-energetic feel, Talkie really builds a stage for each other to shine and create the perfect balance for your ears. 'Fuzzy Disco' is the perfect song to blast through the city at night, or anywhere for that matter. It's definitely a happy-groove song that you'll find yourself wanting to move to.
The amount of creativity from these guys have is tremendous and we see their music being heard and loved by many, especially with the response from their new album and the features they garner from San Francisco's Alt 105.3, The Bay Bridged, SF Weekly, Indiemono, and Atwood Magazine.
Check out their new single 'Fuzzy Disco' from 'Fundamental Things', oh, and don't forget to add it to your favorite playlist!
We had the chance to sit down with Talkie and discuss their new song!
Here's what they had to say:
Care to introduce yourself?
Brad: Greetings. I’m Brad, this is Eric and this is Chris. You can’t see it, but I’m gesturing to each of us right now.
We're completely in love with your new song 'Fuzzy Disco'. Can you tell us a bit about the song and the writing style behind it?
Eric: We were inspired by the following question: "What would it sound like if Sonic Youth was actually fronted by Barry Gibb?" I can't remember which one of us asked it, but we changed our studio computer's wallpaper to a glamorous shot of Barry and his posh mane. There was no turning back.
Brad: Yeah, there were more than a few moments where we’d be in production and would stop, look at that picture, and ask “does this sound like it could be coming out of Barry’s bronzed face?” If the answer was “yes”, we’d proceed.
Where did the inspiration behind 'Fuzzy Disco' come from?
Brad: Being a millennial in the new millennium. That dang Backstreet Boys album certainly didn’t help things. Also, struggling to get a job after college.
Let's get personal for a second! What are 3 things you would love your fans to know about you?
Brad: Eric and I are pretty passionate about vaporwave. Maybe a little too passionate.
Chris: I happen to teach elementary school and there is a Talkie poster in the principal’s office. I am secretly but not secretly at all a videogame geek. I regularly play world of warcraft and fighting games.
Brad: Matty isn’t here to defend himself, but I’ll add that he’s oddly obsessed with Halloween. Really, just spooky things in general. He told me the other day that he wouldn’t mind being a ghost. Not sure what to do with that information.
Eric: We all have college degrees. I think that’s pretty cool.
Brad: More about me, you ask? Come now, you’re making me blush! I love anime. I work for Supergiant Games, sometimes. I don’t know if I like the new Star Wars films or not. Fight me.
Eric: That’s 3, I think.
Any upcoming shows in the near future? For a new fan who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you describe your live performance?
Chris: Yes we do have one! We’re playing at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz with Hurricane Roses on September 22nd. I’d describe our live performance as lighthearted. We all genuinely love playing music together and were all groomsmen in each other’s weddings. I think people can pick up on the positive vibes and that helps make it a good time. We also enjoy adding extra bits to our songs to give people a different experience live.
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