TASSEOMANCY // MISSOULA (VIDEO) via I-D Magazine


TASSEOMANCY share “Missoula” video via I-D Magazine.
Do Easy LP release November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada).
*** Limited Canada Only Clear Vinyl Edition /// Pre-Order HERE.
 
“This fifth album from twin sisters Sari and Romi Lightman is easily the finest work of art to come out of Canada all year. Do Easy is a beautiful, accessible, jaw droppingly big sounding 11 track lesson in how to do witty, wise, lyrical dream-pop with the sort of perfection that the genre deserves.” ~ MONOCLE / MAGAZINE
 
“The Toronto-born duo have tapped into their folk origins to explore the otherworldly dimensions of pop music in their new release Do Easy (due out November 18 via Bella Union). The album’s atmospheric grooves draw from synth-pop and prog-rock to create a psychedelic pop experience.” ~ I-D MAGAZINE.
 
17th November – M for Montreal, Montreal
23rd November – Baby Gs, Toronto
24th November – Le Temporaire, Ottawa
25th November – Vitrola, Montreal
30th November – Sunnyvale, Brooklyn
 

THE SEAMS // THE SEAMS (stream) via THE FADER


“Members of Toronto indie bands Fake Palms, Elsa, and U.S. Girls have converged to create THE SEAMS,
a jangle-psyche supergroup in the tradition of Real Estate and nascent Britpop – indulge in
the jolly restlessness of their self-titled single The Seams” ~ THE FADER

“Meet The Seams” debut album released digitally and on limited cassette Oct 28th via Hand Drawn Dracula
// pre-order here: goo.gl/V4kY7T

HIS CLANCYNESS // ALBUM PREMIERE VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN


HIS CLANCYNESS‘ new album, Isolation Culture, is streaming now in advance of October 14th release via via BROOKLYN VEGAN // PRE-ORDER the VERY LIMITED North American Gatefold Vinyl HERE.

“His Clancyness’ new album, Isolation Culture, finds the group in full blossom. They made the LP at Portishead’s Invada Studios with Matthew Johnson (Hookworms) and Stu Matthews (BEAK>, Anika, Portishead), and the dark vibe that that may conjure is definitely apparent here, but so is Clancy and the group’s way with a chorus. If you dig Wolf Parade and Preoccupations, you will likely find much to like here.” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

 

Tasseomancy // Missoula (stream) via LOBF & Brooklyn Vegan


TASSEOMANCY reveal “Missoula”, the subtly beautiful new track is streaming via THE LINE OF BEST FIT (UK).
Do Easy LP will be released November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada).
*** Dates TBA + Limited Canada Only Coloured Vinyl Edition /// Pre-Order HERE.
 
Missoula has hypnotic rhythms with jazz brass and Bon Iver-y vocals. It creeps and slinks, with bursts of colour peppering the shadowy bones of the song – noises swoop in and out of earshot, never lingering long enough to clutter the atmosphere.”
~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“pulling from faery folk, Cocteau Twins and other mid-’80s 4AD, Kate Bush and other earthy, witchy sources.
It’s a really lovely record” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN

“musical cues from Hebraic tradition, but enters the modern age with waves of warm synths and cool, hypnotic vocals” ~ EXCLAIM!

“holds itself as a deadbeat anthem for a generation unsure if anything is possible, synths and steady drums inhaling and exhaling, that’s worth drawing into your arms based on the tamber of their vocals alone – creatively endearing and deleightfully unsettling”
~ TOP 10 SONGS OF THE WEEK / CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
 

VALLENS // CONSENT (VIDEO) via NOISEY


VALLENS CONSENT video premiere and interview with Robyn Phillips and director Michele Ayoub via NOISEY.
Vallens debut “Consent” LP available on limited Blue vinyl HERE.
 
“The lo-fi Toronto band’s David Lynchian inspired video demands respect and belief in women. – Vallens’ debut album, a dark aura of lo-fi rock led by singer-songwriter Robyn Phillips that explores a myriad of women’s issues including sexual, physical, and communicative consent” ~ NOISEY
 
“dissonance, piercing guitars and impassioned vocals to make a sound akin to Siouxsie & the Banshees or Los Angeles’ X”
~ TOP 10 FROM POP MONTREAL / CLASH
 
Sept 21 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto w/ Psychic TV
Sept 22 – Club Lambi – Montreal (Pop Montreal)
Sept 23 – Pressed – Ottawa w/ His Clancyness
 

HIS CLANCYNESS // URANIUM (stream) via NOISEY & EXCLAIM!


HIS CLANCYNESS premiere “Uranium” via NOISEY and EXCLAIM! Magazine. Isolation Culture LP was produced by Matthew Johnson (Hookworms) and Stu Matthews (Beak, Anika, Portishead) and will be released October 14th 2016. PRE-ORDER the VERY LIMITED North American Gatefold Vinyl HERE.

“A motorik rhythm accompanied by a layered lament synthetico paint a claustrophobic landscape – balanced by the warmth of analog recording – a slacker Kurt Vile meets the artistically lo-fi approach of Swell Maps, the austerity of Berlin Bowie and the romanticismo stramboide of the first 4AD releases” ~ NOISEY

“ascending guitar line, live drums and “Blade Runner synth” were added to the track at Geoff Barrow’s Invada studio in Bristol, UK. There might not be any bass, but there’s plenty of other sound play to keep your ears entertained” ~ EXCLAIM!

 

FRESH SNOW // Three-Way Mirror (stream) via FLOOD Magazine & Song Of The day via The Line of Best Fit

FRESH SNOW share “Three-Way Mirror” stream via FLOOD Magazine & land SONG OF THE DAY over at UK’s THE LINE OF BEST FIT.   New LP “ONE” out this Friday // PRE-ORDER LIMITED WHITE VINYL HERE.

 

FRESH SNOW // JANUARY SKIES (stream) via CLASH


FRESH SNOW premiere another track from their brand new album “ONE” (9/9) // Stream “January Skies” via CLASH (UK).
PRE-ORDER limited white vinyl via HERE.

“Fresh Snow seem to have returned from the wilds of Canada with their most visceral, immediate, and engrossing record yet –
Epic musicianship that looks out towards the extremes” ~ CLASH

 

FRESH SNOW // I CAN’T DIE (stream) via THE FADER


FRESH SNOW premiere their track “I Can’t Die” via the good people at THE FADER.
“ONE” LP is out September 9th in limited white vinyl and available for PRE-ORDER.

“I CAN’T DIE Is Eternally Menacing Krautrock – a classic krautrock marathon morphs into something sacred with the introduction of an Italian boy’s choir and church organ, and closes with warm psychedelic trails” ~ THE FADER

 

TASSEOMANCY // DO EASY (stream) via THE FADER

Excited to announce TASSEOMANCY, aka Canadian twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman, have joined Hand Drawn Dracula! The title track of their new album, Do Easy, is streaming via The Fader and the LP will be released November 18th via Bella Union (ROW) and Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada). *** Dates TBA + Limited Canada Only Coloured Vinyl Edition Pre-Orders HERE.

“glowing, dreamy retro-pop song, undercut with a little bit of melanchony – Romy and Sari’s lush vocals flit between pillowy and crystalline” ~ THE FADER

“Inspired by the wild flamingos of all the night karaoke soirees and the domestic manifesto of William S Burroughs’s The Discipline of DE, “Do Easy” is a iconoclast pop hit written from Romy Lightman’s sub-conscious in a basement apartment. Burroughs’s doctrine on finding “the easy way” struck me as something rare and I hung onto it like a piece of protection. Later on, I discovered that Genesis P-Orridge believed this text to be one of the greatest magic techniques for retraining the mind. Endorsed by Occultists, stoners, freaks, the ultra zen and the highly sensitive, Do Easy attempts to infuse the mundane with a gentle joy and a sense of simple delight. Tasseomancy’s choral interpretation was created with all this in mind. Additional vocals by Sari Lightman and arrangements by band members Johnny Spence on synth/piano and Evan Cartwright on drums with musical accompaniment by Brodie West on saxophone.” ~ TASSEOMANCY

FRESH SNOW // JANUARY SKIES (live) via EXCLAIM! TV


FRESH SNOW perform “January Skies” live for EXCLAIM! TV ~ from their second full-length album “ONE” ~ available September 9th, 2016 via Hand Drawn Dracula on limited white vinyl // PRE-ORDER HERE

“The genre-jumping quartet let their imaginations run wild with their cosmic, electronic-based music, focusing heavily on ambience and groove – another awe-inspiring performance” ~ EXCLAIM! TV



 
 






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