This Week: Tasseomancy @ Read’s Newsstand

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Sari and Romy Lightman return to the East Coast this week with an all-ages Fredericton performance on May 5.

Tasseomancy have returned from a full run of European tour dates with Andy Shauf and have set out on the road in North America this month with an all-ages show in Fredericton on May 5 at Read’s Newsstand.

On their latest album, Do Easy, sisters Romy and Sari Lightman explore the Discipline of D.E. (Do Easy), a William Burrough’s short story outlining a don’t-bust-a-gut Buddhist philosophy. On the album, i-D claimed that “Tasseomancy have added a bit of magic to the mundane, injecting the pop stratosphere with their own transfixing blend of influence,” while the FADER described it as “Glowing, dreamy retro-pop song, undercut with a little bit of melancholy.” Noisey called Do Easy “Otherworldly experimental pop—think Kate Bush soundtracking an interdimensional shuttle ride.”

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.

Tasseomancy Tour Dates:

04/29 Toronto, ON – Live in The Stacks @ Yorkville Branch w/ Castle If
04/30 Ottawa, ON –  Pressed*
05/02 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle (Basement)*
05/04 Halifax, NS –  Seahorse tavern*
05/05 Fredericton, NB – Reads (All Ages w/ Mega Bog and Counting On Downstairs)* View Event 
05/06 Montreal, QC – Escogriffe*
05/07 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool*
05/08 Cleveland, OH – Mahalls*
05/09 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
05/10 Detroit, MI – Seraphine Collective*
05/11 Sarnia, ON – Refined Fool Brewery*
05/12 Hamilton, ON – HAVN*

*with Mega Bog

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