new ep
'in awe of insignificance'
out now

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"Fans of Muna, Haim and Japanese Breakfast should adore talker’s new track “Don’t Want You To Love Me,” though L.A.-based singer-songwriter Celeste Tauchar’s brand of witty, confessional indie-pop is singular enough to defy A-to-B comparisons."

- Billboard

"With her latest EP, In Awe Of Insignificance, the artist has created a sort of sampler platter of her greatest strengths, from cynically playful upbeat numbers to stomping midtempo rockers to thrumming, heartrending electro-pop. It’s an ideal introduction to the exciting musician for anyone who has yet to discover what a compelling songwriter she is."

- The A.V. Club

"It’s safe to say that talker’s 2022 release is nothing short of remarkable."

- New Noise

"Maybe some of the sadness in talker’s songs comes from being a genius. How else could you describe someone who started playing piano at four, writes Emily Dickinson-caliber poems/lyrics and has the vocal dynamic range to emote yet belt and scream with the best of them (like Sheryl Crow, Liz Phair and Brandi Carlile)?"

- Two Story Melody

coming up...

  • Bartees Strange remix of "Don't Want You To Love Me" Summer 2022

  • co-headline U.S. tour, June 2022

  • talker playing herself in the new Netflix film "Purple Hearts", starring Sofia Carson & Nicholas Galitzine, July 2022





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Management: Brittany Hughes

Press: Jamie Coletta

Distribution: Wehearnoise

Publishing: Modern Works Music Publishing


talker is the indie rock project of Los Angeles-based Celeste Tauchar – or as she calls it, “indie rock with glitter all over it”. The name is a nod to her last name, notorious in her family for being misspelled and mispronounced.

Starting out touring and playing for other bands including electro-pop group FRENSHIP, Tauchar quickly gained extensive performance experience at venues and festivals like Red Rocks, The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The El Rey Theatre (LA), Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands.

After years of touring with Frenship and developing her own artistry, Tauchar began independently releasing music under the name “talker”, which received attention from such notable outlets as Billboard, NPR, Alternative Press, The A.V. Club, Grimy Goods, Buzzbands LA, We Found New Music, and more. Her first singles charted on HypeMachine and were featured on Spotify editorial playlists, all while being independently released and promoted by talker.

talker’s second EP “Wax” was released by Common Ground Records in March 2020. Coming out just in time with a few days to spare before the California lockdown began, talker celebrated the release with a set at LA’s beloved Emo Nite at the Echoplex. The A.V. Club named the track "Suck Up" "an absolute riot—Tauchar cinches up her verses so tight that her spring into the chorus is nothing short of ecstatic."

Throughout 2020, talker headed up to collaborator Dan Sadin's Ojai studio to work on her next record, "In Awe of Insignificance". The 8-song EP released on March 25th, 2022 and includes the singles "Sad Chick" "Summerlin", "Don't Want You To Love Me", and "My Meds". "Summerlin" reached #1 on KROQ Locals Only, and was featured on Apple Music's "New in Alternative" & "New in Rock" playlists, TIDAL's "Rising: Indie Rock" playlist, and several Amazon Music playlists.

"In Awe of Insignificance" is not only a musical body of work, but a visual universe as well. Every single has a video produced by talker, including "For the Sake of It", a new video released with the EP. Each video sees talker diving further into the landscape of each song and creating a world for listeners & viewers to immerse themselves in.

Along with the new EP, Spring 2022 will see talker release a new remix from Bartees Strange, and be a featured cast member in the Netflix film "Purple Hearts", playing herself as a keyboardist alongside Sofia Carson, Nicholas Galitzine, and Kat Cunning.

Touring history

03/28/22 - It's a School Night Showcase @ Bardot, Hollywood

11/20/21 - Support for Party Nails @ Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco

11/18/21 - Direct Support for Party Nails @ McMenamin's White Eagle, Portland

11/16/21 - Sofar Sounds, Seattle

11/14/21 - Direct Support for Party Nails @ Holy Diver, Sacramento

11/11/21 - Headlining We Found New Music's Bar Lubitsch Showcase, Los Angeles

10/5/21 - Writer's Block @ Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

8/14/21 - Street Food Cinema, Los Angeles

7/1/21 - Co-headlining Show with The Dumes & Liv Slingerland @ Eagles Hall, Los Angeles

3/8/20 - Wax EP Release Show @ the Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles

3/6/20 - Emo Nite @ The Echo, Los Angeles

2/20/20 - Direct Support for Wildermiss @ Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles

2/5/20 - Support for Luna Aura & Fever Joy @ The Echo, Los Angeles,

2/2/20 - Sofar Sounds, Vancouver

1/30/20 - Co-headlining with Dan Sadin and Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue @ The Crocodile, Seattle

1/28/20 - Co-headlining with Dan Sadin and Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue @ The Liquor Store, Portland

1/26/20 - Co-headlining with Dan Sadin and Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue @ The Starlet Room, Sacramento

1/25/20 - Co-headlining with Dan Sadin and Madi Sipes & The Painted Blue @ Neck of the Woods, San Francisco

12/5/19 - Opening for The Score @ The Roxy, Los Angeles

11/19/19 - Writer's Block @ Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

11/13/19 - Headlining We Found New Music's Showcase @ the Hi Hat, Los Angeles

9/9/19 - Support for Talk Time Residency @ The Satellite, Los Angeles

8/17/19 - Buzzbands LA Echo Park Rising Showcase @ TAIX, Los Angeles

8/9/19 - Support for Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin' Stones @ Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles

7/14/19 - Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles

5/2/19 - Support for Madilyn Bailey @ The Roxy, Los Angeles

4/17/19 - Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles

3/28/19 - Girls Are Loud Showcase @ the Women's Club of Hollywood, Los Angeles

2/27/19 - Horror Films EP Release Show @ the Hi Hat, Los Angeles

12/11/18 - We Found New Music Holiday Party @ Madame Siam, Los Angeles

12/8/18 - Support for Yoke Lore @ The Dacres in Walla Walla, Washington

11/6/18 - Support for Colyer @ Lodge Room, Los Angeles

10/19/18 - Support for Future Feats @ Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

8/19/18 - Rova LA's Echo Park Rising Showcase @ Trencher, Los Angeles

August 2018 - 

7/24/18 - Collateral Damage Single Release Show with We Found New Music @ Madame Siam, Los Angeles

 6/28/18 - Support for Dan Sadin @ Lodge Room, Los Angeles

Touring Highlights With FRENSHIP

3/10/2020 - The Warfield, San Francisco

7/31/19 - Grammy Museum, Los Angeles

7/2/19 - Summerfest, Milwaukee

5/18/19-6/15/19 - U.S. Headlining Tour

10/27/18 - Voodoo Fest, New Orleans

8/5/18 - Lollapalooza, Chicaco

6/7/18 - Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN

4/2/18-5/24/18 - U.S. Headlining Tour

11/19/17 - Schubas, Chicago

9/24/17 - Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas

8/13/17 - Outside Lands, San Francisco

3/12/17-3/18/17 - SXSW, Austin

1/31/17-2/12/17 - Support for Bastille, Europe

9/6/16-11/20/16 - Support for Cherub, U.S.