The avant-instrumental duo of Kevin O’Connor and Lisa Molinaro aka Talkdemonic are based in Portland, Oregon and began playing music together in 2003. Molinaro plays viola and cello and originally didn’t play live, until O’Connor convinced her to in 2005. He plays everything else including drums, synths and acoustic instruments. Their debut album ‘Mutiny Sunshine’ was released in 2004, leading to tours with The National and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. After releasing their second record ‘Beat Romantic’, the pair signed to OLI who re-released the LP in 2007. Talkdemonic’s 3rd album ‘Eyes At Half Mast’ was released the following year.