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Talk, Tired Thanatoid Announce West Coast Tour & Album Reissue
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Split between Orange County and Berkeley California, the two members of Talk, Tired Thanatoid are coming together for their first tour in over a year. They will be heading up the West Coast just as their debut album, Sunflowers Bitter As Ocean Water, is being reissued on cassette through (my own) Pacific Nature Records and a new young label out of St. Louis, Fishbulb Records.
Sunflowers Bitter As Ocean Water fused math rock riffs and twinkly emo with pop sensibilities and anxiety filled lyricism. The album treads familiar ground as a coming of age meditation on moving away from home and trying to adapt to new phases of life. The album is a stuffed with catchy melodies and sing-a-long choruses that change tempo or time signature on a dime.
It’s fitting for this reissue to happen this summer, not only because of their west coast tour, but as the singer and guitarist Zackary Kiebach says: “So much of that album is about transitional periods, growing up, & growing out. I’m kind of in a similar place right now as I was when I wrote the album- preparing to be booted into the Real World™, in terms of leaving university life. Back then, I was soaking in a big pot of anxiety concerning the move out of my parent’s home and into an unfamiliar social environment. It feels like things are coming full circle.“
Catch Talk, Tired Thanatoid on tour starting tonight in Los Angeles at All Star Lanes! The reissue also includes fan favorite “Donut Girl” as a bonus track on the B-side of the tape! You can pick up a copy of Sunflowers Bitter As Ocean Water on cassette with either blue (Fishbulb Records) or transparent (Pacific Nature Records) shells online.