'in awe of insignificance'
"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."
"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."
"talker’s 'In Awe Of Insignificance' gets my vote for Best Indie Pop EP of the year – and she has five videos from that release that could lay claim to Video of the Year."
"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)?"
Remix EP featuring Overcoats, FRENSHIP, and Oceanator coming Spring 2023
Co-headlining West Coast tour with Lou Roy March 2023
Recording debut album early 2023
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Management: Brittany Hughes
Press: Jamie Coletta
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 "IRL", the latest video. 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, 2022 has seen talker as a featured cast member in the Netflix film "Purple Hearts", playing herself as a keyboardist alongside Sofia Carson, Nicholas Galitzine, and Kat Cunning. The film is one of the top 10 most successful Netflix movies of all time.
After spending the back half of 2022 touring throughout the U.S. and writing new music, talker is currently recording her debut album, touring, and releasing a remix EP featuring remixes from Overcoats, FRENSHIP, and Oceanator.
03/18/23 - SXSW Smartpunk Records Showcase @ Spiderhouse/The Ballroom, Austin
03/17/23 - SXSW Gillian Jean Showcase @ Icenhauer's, Austin
03/05/23 - Support for Future Teens @ The Roxy, Los Angeles
03/04/23 - Support for Future Teens @ Chain Reaction, Anaheim
03/03/23 - Support for Future Teens @ Valley Bar, Phoenix
02/22/23 - Direct Support for ZOLA @ Ché Cafe, San Diego
12/3/22 - Common Ground Collective Holifade Showcase @ The Shed, Los Angeles
11/16/22 - Support for Arrows in Action @ Chain Reaction, Anaheim
11/07/22 - Support for Night Talks Residency @ Echoplex, Los Angeles
09/29/22 - Co-headlining with Cuffed Up & Annabel Lee @ Gold Diggers, Los Angeles
07/14/22 - Co-headlining with Mel Bryant & The Mercy Makers @ The Basement, Nashville
07/09/22 - Direct Support for DD Walker @ The Sultan Room, New York City
06/29/22 - Co-headlining with Lady Pills @ Dusk, Providence
06/28/22 - Left of the Dial, Philadelphia
06/27/22 - Co-headlining with Lady Pills @ Quarry House Tavern, Washington D.C.
06/26/22 - Co-headlining with Lady Pills @ The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh
06/25/22 - Co-headlining with Lady Pills @ Little Rose Tavern, Cleveland
06/24/22 - Sofar Sounds Chicago
06/23/22 - Co-headlining with Lady Pills @ Burlington Bar, Chicago
06/19/22 - Direct Support for Tolliver @ Soda Bar, San Diego
06/18/22 - Headlining @ Junior High, Los Angeles
06/11/22 - Co-headlining with Maddie Ross @ Neck of the Woods, San Francisco
06/10/22 - Co-headlining with Maddie Ross @ The Starlet Room, Sacramento
06/08/22 - Co-headlining with Maddie Ross @ The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz
06/06/22 - Co-headlining with Maddie Ross @ The Sunset Tavern, Seattle
06/05/22 - Co-headlining with Maddie Ross @ McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon, Portland
06/03/22 - Co-headlining with Maddie Ross @ Gratitude Brewing, Eugene
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 - Rove LA's Echo Park Rising Showcase @ Trencher, Los Angeles
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.