It's now 20 years since U.S. MAPLE and TALKER were sent to the Drag
City office. Their third album took the egretions and abrasions of their early
music to a new height of quiet horror, their contribution to the summer of
'99-a hot, trying season, one that won't soon be forgotten.
U.S. MAPLE made two more records after TALKER before dissolving in the
mid-aughts. TALKER has been out of print on vinyl since 2008.
TALKER has been newly replated for vinyl with all original packaging (gatefold sleeve, notebook paper insert, poster, cover sticker), because some
experiences, like high school, should keep getting replayed over and over