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[FEATURE] Talk Time — Live at the Hi Hat 10/16

Talk Time is a big band with a poppy but totally not too poppy sound and I’m only saying it like that because everyone else has already said how fantastic their song Year Of Self is. However, if you’re interested in people’s opinions other than my own, I’d be inclined to inform you that Conan O’ Brien chose Talk Time for a show he sponsors and Chris Douridas spun Year Of Self on KCRW as well as a bunch of other radio DJs across the airwaves.
Why? Because they’ve got a smash hit alt rock banger called Year Of Self and everybody seems to know it already. So what’s the deal? Well, like many good things, there isn’t enough Talk Time to go around. The band just put out their EP (also titled Year Of Self) out in 2019 so I believe that this is the beginning of an avalanche of their popularity!
Go watch the music video for Year of Self.

Is 2019 the Year of Talk Time? I’m curious to find out. Their mix of synthy-poppy alt rock cascades out of my speakers and wraps around my head like yarn carried by cellophane butterflies. Their music is shoe-gazy, it’s warm and sensitive, and it’s life-giving. I can imagine this album/EP would be a great soundtrack for burning your house down (so you can go live free in the wild) in slow motion or plucking chameleons off dewy tree stumps on a delightful Autumn morning or making out with your significant other by the embers of the fire in the fireplace in a remote cabin in the woods. The music feels rooted in nature and authenticism.
I can’t wait to see them live at the Hi Hat on Wednesday October 16th so I can ask them what’s going on with their lives since they seem to be on the verge of explosion with their big banger, the title track of their EP, Year of Self. The song is anthemic. It’s poised for celebration. It carves it’s own niche in the genre of poppy alt-rock. Their music jumps out of the speakers with a shining gleaming prettiness that wakes up your spirit and sets your soul into dance mode. Excited to see them live.

Their single – Colors – is another funkadelic popelectric joy filled happy-maker. Give them a listen if you’ve never heard of them and let me know if those riveting guitar licks and full-bodied wall of sound convinces you to get your keister out to groove. Safe to say… they feel like a success. Strong sound. Confident playing. Rhythm and groove, baby.
Catch them live Wednesday, October 16th at The Hi Hat!
Orly Israel
Orly was the first baby to be born in a blimp. He loves to write, surf, and think about the day he gets two Holstein cattle a Bernese Mountain dog and a little black cat as pets.