Talk Normal | Sugarland

FRESH BAKED in NYC Talk Normal Sugarland 2009 | Rare Book Room A-

The first word that pops into my head listening to Sugarland, the first full-length from Brooklyn duo Talk Normal, is “industrial.” I’m hesitant to use the word, because I think it dredges up sonic images of the band Ministry and early Nine […]

This Week In Shows


WEDS, DEC. 2 Jaguar Love, The King Left, Yes Giantess, Violent Soho Mercury Lounge 8:00 PM, $10 adv/$12 do, 21+ People have said that Johnny Whitney of Jaguar Love sounds like “Robert Plant on steroids.” I was gonna say he sort of reminds me of Jay Reatard in a higher […]

This Week In Shows



Talk Normal, Pterodactyl, Antimagic Cake Shop 8:00 PM, $8, 21+ Well I had a great time interviewing Talk Normal, and our writer Helen Buyniski claims their live set is awesome, but I’ve yet to see them perform, so I figure no better time than their Sugarland […]

WFMU Fest @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg | 10.3.09

LIVE JOURNAL @ Music Hall of Williamsburg October 3, 2009 | Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Sightings, Talk Normal, Drunkdriver

The final performance of the WFMU Fest, featuring seminal 1970s No Wave ensemble Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, took place last Saturday in the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opening duo Talk Normal cloaked […]

Talk Normal


photo by Lori Baily

Brooklyn noise duo Talk Normal may be a minimalist band, but they sure have a lot going on. Though certainly drawing on No Wave influences, drummer Andrya Ambro and guitarist Sarah Register are hard to pin down, shouldering against boundaries and weaving a variety of other musical […]