Monday, October 31, 2011

Tasseomancy celebrates Halloween with a new mixtape and video for their new song "Black Milk" - Currently on tour with Austra and "Ulalume" out now!

While on tour with Austra, Tasseomancy crafted the perfect mix for your Halloween festivities! Also, the band captured a live performance of a new song, "Black Milk," while they were in Iceland earlier this month

Ulalume is out now on Out of This Spark!
On Ulalume (out now on Out Of This Spark), Tasseomancy expanded its scope to move beyond earlier acoustic arrangements, combining the rhythmic soundscapes of Popol Vuh and Comus with the dream-like state of Julee Cruise. The outcome is both terse and expansive, haunting and resonant in the manner of early soul music, with a smoke ribbon shape and full peal all its own. The band couldn't be more excited about their upcoming debut performances in the US when they open for Austra in November. On tour, Sari and Romy Lightman's live performance as a trio will be rounded out with the help of the highly talented, multi-instrumentalist Maya Postepski (of TRUST and Austra).

Download and share Tasseomancy's Halloween Mixtape using this Soundcloud link:

Tour Dates:
11.14.11 - Portland, OR @ Holocene
11.16.11 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
11.17.11 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack's
11.18.11 - Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
11.19.11 - Calgary, AB @ Hi Fi
11.20.11 - Lethbridge, AB @ Tongue & Groove
11.22.11 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo's
11.23.11 - Regina, SK @ Exchange
11.24.11 - Winnepeg, MB @ WECC
11.25.11 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
11.26.11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11.28.11 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11.29.11 - Detroit, MI @ Crookfoot

12.01.11 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
12.02.11 - Montreal, QC @ Caberet Mile End
12.03.11 - Ottawa, ON @ Ritual
12.04.11 - Waterloo, ON @ Starlight
(all dates above with Austra)

What the press is saying about Ulalume:
"On Ulalume, they offer down-tempo dirges and detailed ethereal lyrics that put this record in a sonic space somewhere between Cass McCombs latest album, Wit’s End, and Nico’s classic The Marble Index." VICE

"Tasseomancy's upcoming sophomore album, Ulalume (recorded with and produced by Timber Timbre), is dark, eerie, and a little bit off-kilter, so it becomes more intriguing the more times you press play." NYLON

"You may recognize the voices of Sari and Romy Lightman as the haunting backup singers for Toronto synth-poppers Austra. They are also the forces behind their own, equally dark but folkier group Tasseomancy." Brooklyn Vegan

"Toronto twins Sara and Romy Lightman exist on a different plane of sound, mating ethereal voices with a playground of haunting and lush melodies." RCRD LBL

"Who said psych-folk is dead? Here, we see all it’s tennets in glorious detail - gorgeous witchy women, death, lace, ghosts, bad dreams made beautiful… set to a stunning number fit for a seance. I’m in love."  yvynyl

"I'm just now getting into the whole album, but this new video for one of its tracks, "Heavy Sleep," should give you a pretty good idea of how ethereal it sounds." NPR Music

"The Lightman twins have really fined tuned how to meld their whispery, eerie harmonies into a fuller sound than what they introduced in their previous outfit, Ghost Bees. Songs like "Diana" and "The Darkness of Things" truly come across as otherworldly." BUST

"There’s an aura of soft dissonance that surrounds the entire release, bathing Ulalume in a sinister light, even when it’s at its most cheerful..." The Line Of Best Fit

"They seem to occupy a completely different universe from the one I'm living in. The songs are old-sounding, like some sort of forgotten relic from another time." Diamond Rings on his favorite new artist at Pitchfork
  Watch and share the video for "Heavy Sleep":
Heavy Sleep

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