All Talk - S/T

After recording their last EP, upstairs/downstairs, in a Brighton apartment, the members of All Talk were ready to get back into a large studio to work on their new self-titled full-length release. Band members, Tim Mensel (bass, vocals), Cole Maxwell (guitar, vocals) and Dan Shapiro (drums) ended up choosing Big Nice studio in Lincoln, RI as their base of operations. The space this studio provided lent itself well to the sound of the new record.

As Mensel put it, “Big Nice has 30 foot high ceilings so a lot of the character of our new record comes from working the natural sounds of that room.” This more open space is clear as day on Maxwell’s guitar work – often hopping from groovy arpeggios to jangly riffs. It also shines through in moments like the downtempo, calming close to “Endless Love is a Mantra” and the gentle guitar bounces of “Habit of Living.”
— Harry Gustafson, Allston Pudding