DO EASY LP OUT NOVEMBER 18 VIA OUTSIDE MUSIC / HAND DRAWN DRACULA
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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN NOVEMBER 17
“Do Easy invites you into its own rarefied world, a world where things are exotic, tranquil and seductively unique and makes you want to stay there.” - Line Of Best Fit
“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
“Creatively endearing and delightfully unsettling as Kate Bush herself” –Consequence of Sound
“A really lovely record” –Brooklyn Vegan
PHOTO CREDIT : Steven Perlin
Tasseomancy’s new album, Do Easy, is set for release next week, however listeners can get an advance stream of the entire LP today courtesy of Exclaim!. Twin sisters, Sari and Romy Lightman, aka Tasseomancy, will support the record with a string of North American tour dates beginning at M For Montreal on November 17. Do Easy hits the shelves on November 18 though Outside Music / Hand Drawn Dracula.
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 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. 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.
Nov 17 – M for Montreal, Montreal
Nov 18 - Hamilton, Strangebarn
Nov 20 - Guelph, Ebar
Nov 21 - Peterborough, The Garnet
Nov 23 – Baby Gs, Toronto
Nov 24 - Le Temporaire, Ottawa
Nov 25 – Vitrola, Montreal
Nov 30 – Sunnyvale, Brooklyn
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