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SF Local Band Spotlight: There’s Talk

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There’s Talk is a Bay Area electronic dream-pop trio, that’s getting ready to play the Rickshaw Stop on March 8. The show will also be a record release party for their new EP Bathed Water Moon, which features the single “Give it Up,” a song that reached the #4 spot on Hypem. We recently spoke with the band about their upcoming show, what’s the craziest thing that’s happened at one of their gigs, and what music means to them.

How would you describe your sound?


What inspires you to write music?

Really ball shatteringly great music. New underground music defying the machine. Long drives, showers, friends  in no particular order.

What’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you at a show?

An enthusiastic lady in Sacramento hit on all three of us indiscriminately. Then proceeded to physically pick up Young, who was confused about what to do and just stared at us wide-eyed while we hysterically laughed. We loaded out in a trot sneaking past her.

What are you listening to these days?

Lushloss, Jenny Hval, Hand Habits, Phoebe Bridgers, Emily Sprague, Big Thief, Winter, Palehound, Fever Ray, High and Fragile, Lauren O’Connell, sweet angel Suf (always)

There's Talk
There’s Talk

You released a new EP on Friday, what can you tell us about it?

First I was listening to lots of lofi and bedroom rock, then I was getting into doom and shoegaze, then a lot of ambient and sample-based electronic. Our songs tend to shapeshift with inspiration. I think that goes without saying.

You’re set to play the Rickshaw Stop in March for the record-release party. What can fans expect at your show?

We rewrite our music every show (oops). I’m not sure if people can tell on sight but it’s important to us that we perform it all live aside from a few sample launches. We’ll be playing lots of new songs and the other bands are local favorites that are very, very epic.

What’s your take on all the live music clubs closing in the Bay Area and people calling the music scene dead?

I went to four close to sold-out shows this week, so I’m not sure that I see it that way.

What’s your favorite neighborhood in the city and why?

The Mission forever has my heart. I’ll always see a familiar face there.

What does music mean to you?

Music follows us everywhere. Dancing, love, transcendence, sex, rage, revolution, apathy, heartbreak. It’s inspiring. Sometimes informing our belief systems, celebrating in our bliss, unconditionally there for us in grief. It’s so important to sustain a symbiotic relationship with the lifeblood soundtracking our lives.

There’s Talk plays the Rickshaw Stop on March 8, w/ Topographies, Petheaven, and High & Fragile.

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An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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