Land of Talk has released ‘Pwintiques’, the second offering from their upcoming album Performances. Following lead single ‘Beautiful Self’, the track arrives with an accompanying video directed by Ana-Maria Espino Trudel. Check it out below.
“I’m so excited that this is a single,” the band’s Lizzie Powell said in a press release. “It originally started as a minute-long demo when I brought it to the studio. Rena [Kozak] and Laurie [Torres] really brought me out of my shell to expand it. I remember giving Laurie so many drum references like Fugazi, Tortoise, and Trans Am, and she kept on nailing it. Rena cut and edited some of these and built them into an epic whole. She made it into a gargantuan event. The last three minutes feature me and Laurie playing drums together. I loved all these bands when I was younger so this felt like a return or at least a tip of the hat to my teenage self. You can get lost along the way sometimes so it was nice to go back to my roots.”
“I’ve always loved the aesthetic of Twin Peaks, which is at once campy, creepy and scenic. I wanted to recreate some of these atmospheres by playing with colors, lighting and effects to create a sense of magic and otherworldliness,” Trudel added of the visual. “We were excited to get to riff on the idea of queering Twin Peaks with a nod to James and Donna played by Felicity DeCarle and her girlfriend Éléa Saunier. Lizzie’s enigmatic presence was a perfect counterweight to the cheesy love scene.”
Performances comes out October 13 via Saddle Creek.