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10:13 pm
Sun December 18, 2011

12/20/11: Local Music - Spell Talk

12/20/11: Local Music - Spell Talk

Salt Lake City, UT – Since Andrew Milne, Jared Phelps and Sammy Harper formed Spell Talk four years ago the band has quickly become one of the biggest fish in Salt Lake's admittedly small-pond music scene. They first drew crowds with a brand of droney, blues-inflected psych rock, but their latest release, Touch It, features the band's new sound: rock n' roll, raw, gritty and unadulterated. Spell Talk will play live in the RadioWest studio on Tuesday, and we'll review the best in local albums from the year that was.

  • Give a listen to Spell Talk.
  • Spell Talk's next gig in Salt Lake is on Friday, December 30, at 8 p.m. at Urban Lounge (21+, 241 South 500 East).

    Spell Talk performed their new song "Willy" live on RadioWest. Watch the video:

  • SLUG and City Weekly music guru Gavin Sheehan's Top 10 Local Albums of 2011:
  • 1. SubRosa - No Help For The Mighty Ones
    2. The Suicycles - Sex, Drugs, and Death
    3. The No-Nation Orchestra - More More More EP
    4. The Numbs - Soulburn
    5. Top Dead Celebrity - Midwestern Rube
    6. Palace Of Buiddies - Summertime
    7. Spell Talk - Touch It!
    8. Starmy - Blue Skies Ahead
    9. The Most & The Flame - The Moth & The Flame
    10. Fox Van Cleef - Prescription Tea Party

  • City Weekly Music Editor Austen Diamond's Top 11 Local Albums (in rough order) from 2011:
    No-Nation Orchestra - More More More
    Desert Noises - Mountain Sea
    The Moth & The Flame - The Moth & The Flame
    The Chickens - The Chickens
    The Devil Whale - Teeth
    Erin Barra - Illusions
    The Poorwills - Drinks on the Wing
    Matteo - The Morning Market
    YYBS - YYBS EP
    Bronco - Painting Pictures Of A Perfect Life
    Joshua Payne Orchestra - Zoom

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