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My wife and I took a little trip to Seattle this week to see Toronto rockers July Talk. The band played Tuesday at a place called the Sunset Tavern.

The Ballard neighbourhood of Seattle is a hip place. Lots of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, record stores and all those little places you’d expect in a groovy part of town.

We wandered up to the sold out show to see the last couple songs of Toronto band Little Junior.

The next group up was Nashville’s Mona. The group was new to us, but there were quite a few people in the Seattle crowd to see them. They really impressed Coral and I. Maybe a cross between Kings of Leon and Gaslight Anthem (though after listening to ep on the drive back to Vancouver, we heard less Gaslight on the recorded EP).

Big rock & roll sound. The music really punched through in the small club.

Nothing like going to a show and coming home with a new favourite.

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Co-fronters Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis from the Toronto rock & roll band July Talk were in Vancouver today in front of their second sold out show at The Commodore Ballroom.

July Talk have been piling on fans and praise since the release of their 2012 self-titled debut. The band’s live show is something people talk about, they scored a Juno Award in 2014, and in 2016 they followed up July Talk with Touch.

The record has already smashed out two Much Mega hits in Canada. “Push + Pull” and now “Picturing Love.” “Picturing Love” is an interesting song that talks about human relationships, sexuality, and how they are influenced by our addiction to screens and pornography.

Before July Talk, Peter ran a video production company in Toronto called Vulture Culture Films with Josh Warburton (he is the bass player in July Talk). They worked with other bands like Arkells, Born Ruffians, and Tokyo Police Club on their music videos. With July Talk, Peter and Josh (and the rest of the band) were able to really put their creative vision into play.  The music video for “Picturing Love” is an interesting music that is diving into the themes of screens and male gaze.

Peter says the video for picturing love came about “at a time where Black Mirror had come out and we were really talking about a lot of technology and how a lot of technology is meant to bring us closer together but sometimes it pushes us further apart.”

Leah adds, ” the song is also about pornography, westernized Hollywood pornography and how it is effing up the way people sleep together and relate to each other. ”

The song and video have a dark edge to it, but in the end I felt that it ultimately has an uplifting message.

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Halifax electronic spinsters Pineo & Loeb remixed July Talk’s “Push + Pull.” The guys added a verse from Juno Award nominated rapper Ghettosocks.

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