Close Talker is the exalted indie rock trio from Saskatoon, Canada. Formed in 2012, the band has made great strides in a short period of time: two releases, numerous tours throughout North America, Europe, and the UK, and international attention from revered and critically acclaimed blogs and publications. Close Talker is a band born and raised in the Canadian prairies, made up of childhood friends Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud, and Christopher Morien. Since becoming a trio in the summer of 2015, the band has now honed their craft, creating a more vast and iconic sound that is turning heads and drawing crowds around the world.
With the addition of new members this summer, The Silkstones are able to create lush and full sounds that are heard on the album and have translated into sophisticated and exciting live shows. Their violinist Megan Brown gives a lavish string dynamic while their guitarist Joel Gray provides energy and melodic solos that complements Wagner’s guitar. Their drummer Skyler Bjorn Benoit-Jones and Christina Prakash provide a solid percussive blanket for everyone else to build upon and create the lush ambient art-rock sound The Silkstones are known for.