Tasseomancy share video for current single “29 Palms” and announce UK live dates for February 2017

December 1, 2016



Share video for ‘29 Palms

Announce UK Tour in February

New album Do Easy is out now on Bella Union

Following excellent reviews for their just-released album Do Easy, their first for Bella Union, TASSEOMANCY have today shared a surreal video for current single 29 Palms.Of the video Tasseomancy say: “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 have also announced news of a European tour throughout February next year which reaches the UK for the below three dates:
Wednesday 8th February – LONDON – Oslo
Thursday 9th February – MANCHESTER – Gullivers
Friday 10th February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Critical acclaim for Do Easy, out now on Bella Union:
“Oracular chants drowse on the edge of visionary rapture, while the title track seems to have found its own cosmic portal, sounds of sea, saxophone and steel drums creating a kind of tropical Avolon, a beach party hosted by Bat For Lashes and Let’s Eat Grandma… Irresistible.” MOJO – 4 Stars ****
“Exquisite…. On their sumptuous third album they situate their voices on a pillowy bed of experimental pop, freak folk and, best of all, the sax-enhanced exotica of the title track.” 
Uncut – 8/10 
“Wonderful and beguiling… After the year we’ve had, there’s time for an album that’s essentially a huge weird cuddle.” The Observer – 4 Stars ****
“Everything feels effortless on Tasseomancy’s third LP. This is a record of shades and shifting colours and a warm, graceful luxuriousness.” DIY – 4 Stars ****
“Easily the finest work of art to come out of Canada all year… Do Easy is a beautiful, big-sounding lesson in how to do witty, wise, lyrical dream-pop with the sort pf perfection that the genre deserves.” Monocle
“A languid and mystical form of baroque folk pop that alternates between seducing and confounding the listener. Missoula resembles Jonna Newsom performing at David Lynch’s Club Silencio… Hypnotic.” The Guardian 
“Extraordinary dreamlike music… If you’re a Kate Bush fan who wishes she’d bring out albums more often than once every couple of decades, you might find that Tasseomancy’s music will fill the log, aching gaps nicely.” Sunday Times
“Equally in thrall to early Kate Busy and Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti, this is dream-pop keen to tune into the otherworldly.” Q
“This is ethereal, dreamy, folk-cum-pop music: Kate Bush meets Joni Mitchell by way of the soundtrack from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet.” Loud & Quiet – 7/10
Sisters Sari and Romy Lightman, aka Tasseomancy, 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 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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