11/28/2016

Tasseomancy Share Video For "29 Palms" || Playing US Shows In NY And CA

Playing November and December Shows in NY and CA
Do Easy Out Now On Bella Union

photo credit: Steven Perlin

Tasseomancy US Tour Dates:
11/30/16 – Brooklyn, NY – Sunnyvale
12/5/16 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
12/15/16 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo*
*With Weyes Blood


 Following the recent release of their striking new album Do Easy on Bella Union, Toronto twin sister duo Tasseomancy (formerly of Austra) have shared the alluring video for track “29 Palms”. Watch it here. Described by Tasseomancy’s Romy Lightman as: "An ode to all the women in waiting for their psychic plumage to arrive", the tracks rings anthemic in its delivery, resounding vocals echoing throughout rollicking synth lines and sensual saxophone.

The band elaborates further about the video: “The video for ‘29 Palms’ was created by our friend, the very talented visual artist Jesi Jordan, on one of her many worldwide adventures. To us, this song encapsulates so much: written for women; for artists and for any human who has ever felt themselves falling into nothingness while grasping at their own poetic string. Whether it be a loss of self, loss of another or an attempt to create meaning in what has so been recently confirmed to be an unjust and crazy-cruel world. Jesi's video is like a friend who calls us up on the phone early in the morning and gently reminds us that life is not elsewhere but is happening by the touch of our own hand in this very moment and that's all we've got.”
Tasseomancy will be play a short series of US dates in New York and California before heading to the UK in early 2017 to embark on a month-long tour supporting Andy Shauf.

Genesis P-Orridge and Kathy Acker believed William Burroughs to be a vibrant beam of clarity. P-Orridge—a disciple of Burroughs—referred to “The Discipline of D.E. as a smooth hand of magic”. Romy of Tasseomancy stumbled upon the Discipline of D.E. (Do Easy), a short story outlining a don't-bust-a-gut Buddhist philosophy and “like a gentle old cop making a soft arrest”, she was deeply touched and set out to find the easy way.

For the seasoned loners, stoners, and lackadaisically laid, Do Easy was written as a dead-beat anthem for a generation who was told that anything is possible after the possibility slows. Written in Toronto and Montreal, Do Easy was created as a lamp shade of hope and of soft survivalism. Serene, strange and magnetically sung, it honors its free thinking forbearers without being weighed down by them, creating immersive worlds of loving allusion. 

Soft synths and crystalline harmonies merge hypnotically on “Dead Can Dance and Neil Young”, an invitation to “fade into folk song”. If folk song is this, it’s folk of great idiosyncrasy, where vocoded chorales provide atmospheric shading and alto-saxophones drift like cigarette smoke from a David Lynch dream-film. Between the new age synth of “Claudine & Annie”, the ambient swoon of “29 Palms”, Kate Bush-like prog-psych of “Missoula” and gently lapping title-track, Do Easy plays like pop from a parallel world.
Sisters Sari and Romy Lightman are former members of queer cold-wave band, Austra. Channelling their former forays in psychedelic folk into a kind of lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream-pop along with
bandmates Johnny Spence and Evan Cartwright, they explore manipulated sounds, all with mood in mind. Assisted by friends Brodie West (alto-sax), Ryan Driver (flute) Simone Schmidt (voice of a young Neil Young) and Alex Cowan (Blue Hawaii) that exploration reaches full bloom on Do Easy, the sound of a band hitting their richly imagined, luxuriously executed stride. And, wealth of evocative references included, making it all sound easy.

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