talker Celebrates The Release Of Her Latest EP At School Night
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… talker, aka Celeste Tauchar, and her new eight-track EP, In Awe of Insignificance, is a fantastic collection of emotionally impactful, pop-infused, indie rock. From the get-go, the opening track “Sad Girl” sets the stage for the emotional outpouring of frustration, despair, and isolation that’s obviously coming from a personal space. The heavy themes, however, are contrasted with pulsing rhythms (other than the purposefully mellow numbers) and catchy riffs so that the themes are never overbearing. It is a solid album, and if you are in the mood for some angsty alt/grunge rock tunes to sing (or yell) along to in your car on full blast, you can’t go wrong with talkers new album.
As for her performance, this was my first time seeing Celeste perform her own music with a full band… and boy… did she deliver. The only other times I’ve seen her perform were either as part of a backing band for another artist, or solo acoustic. While I thought she had a solid stage presence when she performed her acoustic set, she absolutely commanded the stage for School Night.
Performing almost all of the songs from the new album in order (excluding her most mellow track “Little Bird” and only doing an interlude of “My Meds” three-quarters of the way through her performance), Celeste was able to really let her star shine, and let the music, and emotion, flow from her throughout the performance. It was a side of her I hadn’t seen before, and it was an eye-opener, proving to me that she has the stuff.. the music, and stage presence… to really take a big step forward for her solo career. As far as I’m concerned, she needs to find a way to tour with a full band and let others around the country realize what I realized in person, up close and personal.
A couple of other things to note from the performance: (1) continuing the “talk” theme, she included a whimsical cover of Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House” into her set, and (2) Daniel Murcia p/k/a “Ex Manana” (formerly, El Manana), joined on stage for the track that he produced, “IRL”…”
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