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TASSEOMANCY shares ’29 Palms’, taken from new album “Do Easy”, released 18th November on Bella Union

November 10, 2016
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Eva Michon

TASSEOMANCY

Share new song, ‘29 Palms

Taken from Do Easy, due 18th November via Bella Union

“Otherworldly experimental pop—think Kate Bush soundtracking an interdimensional shuttle ride.” – Noisey

“Tasseomancy have added a bit of magic to the mundane, injecting the pop stratosphere with their own transfixing blend of influence.” –i-D

“Glowing, dreamy retro-pop song, undercut with a little bit of melancholy” –FADER

Following the announcement of their new album Do Easy that will see release on November 18th through Bella Union (and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada) and the sharing of tracks “Do Easy” and “Missoula”, Toronto twin sister duo Tasseomancy (formerly of Austra) have shared alluring new track “29 Palms”. 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.
Tasseomancy – 29 Palms

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.

Do Easy tracklisting:
1. Dead Can Dance & Neil Young
2. Claudine
3. Jimi Infiniti
4. Missoula
5. Wiolyn
6. 29 Palms
7. Do Easy
8. Do Easy Reprise
9. Gentle Man
10. Emergency
11. Eli

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