DO EASY LP OUT NOVEMBER 18 VIA OUTSIDE MUSIC / HAND DRAWN DRACULA
PRE-ORDER DO EASY VIA ITUNES
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN NOVEMBER 17
“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
With a few short weeks remaining until the release of their of the new LP twin sisters, Sari and Romy Lightman, aka Tasseomancy, are sharing another song from the upcoming Do Easy. “29 Palms” is “a track of hope and ‘soft survivalism’ for the outliers, stoners, and dead-beats navigating the strange times we live in,” claims Noisey, who premiered the track yesterday. It was written “in an American desert town wedged in between the infinite sands, the all night 7-11s, and the 24-hour razor fades,” Romy tells Noisey. “An ode to all the women in waiting for their psychic plumage to arrive."
In time with the release of Do Easy, out November 18 through Outside Music / Hand Drawn Dracula, Tasseomancy are announcing the first run of their North American tour dates beginning November 17. Full tour dates can be found below.
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 23 – Baby Gs, Toronto
Nov 24 - Le Temporaire, Ottawa
Nov 25 – Vitrola, Montreal
Nov 30 – Sunnyvale, Brooklyn
PRE-ORDER DO EASY VIA ITUNES