TASSEOMANCY

Shares video for 'Jimi Infiniti' 

New album Do Easy is out now on Bella Union

 

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 video for track “Jimi Infiniti”.
 
Tasseomancy's Sari says of the video: 

When my sister and I were little girls, we used to pour boxes of cereal onto the floor and take turns ‘swimming’ into shallow piles of stale grains, dried raisins clinging to our unbrushed hair.

ideas of Desire often seems delicious until poured into practise. As Leonard Cohen once wrote, “nothing in this human realm is meant to work”, so watch it fall fast into messy, consequential snack. Jimi Infiniti riffs on a borderless drive, an endless, impossible love and a life spurred on by the all night search for the alternative milkshake. The video makes visual nods to tom rubnitz and it’s conceptual glamour that quickly shifts shape when it’s entirety is spilled upon the kitchen floor.
 

29/11/16 TASSEOMANCY 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.” Watch below...
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
 
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. 
 
Do Easy is out now on Bella Union. 

04/11/16  Tasseomancy Share new song, '29 Palms' Taken from Do Easy, due 18th November via Bella Union

Canadian twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman (formally of Austra) channel their former forays in psychedelic folk into lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream-pop.

 

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.

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 will be released 18th November on Bella Union. 

18/10/16 Tasseomancy Release Video For Missoula From New Album "Do Easy" out 18 November 

Share video for 'Missoula' 

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

 

Following the announcement of their new album Do Easy that will see release November 18th through Bella Union (and Hand Drawn Dracula in Canada), Toronto twin sister duo Tasseomancy (formerly of Austra) have shared the alluring, self-directed video for track “Missoula” . Showcasing the versatility and range of sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, “Missoula” proves beguiling in its simplicity, a transient’s anthem, referencing the plight of Hebraic wanderers.

The band explain:"Missoula is a song for the roaming and an ode to the Unknown. There are so many transient people on the planet today, both fleeing and voluntarily in motion. I can’t speak for their experience, but as an artist, I find myself moving often. There is the desire to stay, the urge for going, and the split feelings of being a floating, uprooted bag of mostly water. Missoula has a repetitive Hebraic melody at it’s center, coming from a lineage of wandering Jews. A nod to one of my favorite Pentangle recordings, Let no man steal your thyme."
 
The video transmits the song through the lens of a surreal weather newscast, replete with whimsical costuming, symbolic imagery and dancing. Watch it below...

17/10/16 Tasseomancy New Album "Do Easy" out 18 November via Bella Union

Bella Union are delighted to announce the signing of TASSEOMANCY, aka Canadian twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman, whose new album Do Easy will be released 18th November via the label. 

Genesis P-Orridge and Kathy Acker believed William Burroughs to be a vibrant beam of clarity. P-Orridge, a disciple of Bouroughs, 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.

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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