In a perfect world, Montreal three-piece Land of Talk would rule Canada's indie landscape with an iron fist. Yet their career remains a waltz around success—for every mammoth step forward the band takes (getting signed to Saddle Creek), sudden tragedy forces them to take a step backwards. In recent years, the stumbling block has been front woman Liz Powell's battle with throat surgery—her fiery yelp is the centerpiece of the Bonnie Raitt-like power ballad "It's Okay," and burns insouciantly through the group's harder tracks. Poised to play this year like it's... More >>>