Live Photos: July Talk Devours Chicago Despite Van Break-In

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Live Photos: July Talk Devours Chicago Despite Van Break-In

If the sheer devotion of July Talk was ever questioned, let last friday’s Chicago performance bear testament: despite a van break-in earlier in the day, the group devoured the sold-out crowd at Subterranean, with vocalists Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis indulging in some tandem crowd-surfing. Or maybe that’s just their superlative Canadian temperament. The fire-cracker friction of Dreimanis’ sand-paper growl and Fay’s wind turbine melodies translates beautifully on stage, escorting the crowd through the blues dirges of tracks like “Picturing Love” and post-punk dance numbers like “Push + Pull.” Photographer Sarah Hess caught the glorious chaos, as well as some portraits and (sniff) shots of the victimized automobile in question. July Talk is currently on tour in Europe through March.

Song Highlights
“Picturing Love”
“Lola + Joseph”
“Push + Pull”
“Paper Girl” (Fay ripped up a setlist during this song and ate some of the paper.)