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Tallies Share New Single “No Dreams of Fayres” Out via Kanine Records / Hand Drawn Dracula / Bella Union

November 9, 2021
 Alexander Zen


Share New Single “No Dreams of Fayres”
Out via Kanine Records / Hand Drawn Dracula / Bella Union

Toronto-based trio, Tallies are sharing their new single, “No Dreams of Fayres” which is out via Kanine Records (US)Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Bella Union (UK/EU). The new single marks the first new music from the band since their self-titled debut that found fans at Clash, NYLON, DIY, CRACK, MOJO, Exclaim, Under the Radar and more. Tallies were recently announced to play at next year’s SXSW Festival in Austin and New Colossus Festival in New York.

This vibrant release commences with the sweeping instrumentation and this crucial ambiance, engulfed and immersed from the first rhythms. When the dreamy and unique sweeter vocal melody enters the atmosphere, the vocal notes bring this complexity and this emotional pull. Tallies deliver this intoxicating melancholic world that bursts with brighter textures and immense instrumentation and this clear, honest movement. This woozy world becomes this must-be destination.

“No Dreams of Fayres” marks a step up in what 2019’s Tallies promised, once again drawing on the ethereal dream-pop aesthetics of Lush, Beach House and Cocteau Twins but this time turning the dial on some of those shimmering guitar lines. Produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and Dylan Frankland of the band at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto, “No Dreams of Fayres” documents singer, Sarah Cogan’s battle with depression; the moments when she was trying to work it out but couldn’t find the energy to do so.

Speaking about the new single, Cogan of the band says: “‘No Dreams of Fayres’ is a reflection of thoughts that I remember going through my mind when I stayed still in bed. Feeling as though staying still in bed was the only thing that would help the sadness – basically, disconnecting myself from family, friends, and having a life. Finding the way out of depression was hard but possible. ‘No Dreams of Fayres’ is also about the realization of letting yourself feel real feelings but not mistaking them for emotions. I had to learn to get a grip of what I wanted out of life and go for it with no self-sabotage – which was music, as cliché as it sounds. It pulled me out of bed, physically and mentally.”

Tallies, who have previously opened for the likes of Mudhoney, Hatchie, Tim Burgess and Weaves, is made up of founding members, guitarist, Dylan Frankland and singer/guitarist, Sarah Cogan who are joined by drummer, Cian O’Neill. We’ll have more new music and live dates to share shortly.

Tour dates
Dec 03 – The Casbah, Hamilton, ON
Mar 09-13 – New Colossus Festival, New York, NY
Mar 14-20 – SXSW Festival, Austin, TX

“No Dreams of Fayres”
Out via Kanine Records / Hand Drawn Dracula / Bella Union

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