9:10 - 9:55 PM
Since forming Land of Talk in Montreal in 2006, the one certainty in Elizabeth Powell’s life has been uncertainty. After years with and without the music, beautiful times and difficult ones, Land of Talk returned to the stage in 2015; going from being one of Montreal's most brash, buzzy indie rock acts to one of its most elusive and enigmatic with hypnotic synth and graceful serenities.
Even the songs built atop more traditional rock foundations exist in that liminal space between dreaming and waking life, confidence and doubt, raw feelings and soothing sounds. "That's all I feel I'm trying to create: moods that are very conducive to connecting, that make people feel good enough to let their guard down and let them know it's okay to just open up."
From Montreal to Orillia to Toronto to New Jersey and back to Montreal again, the story of Life After Youth resembles one of those Raiders of the Lost Ark maps with the red routing lines bouncing back and forth into a blur-"which is kind of like what my brain is like," Elizabeth says with a laugh. These are the songs that got her through the tough times. And now, they can do the same for you.