TALLIES debut album: HYPE MACHINE premiere, ROUGH TRADE RECORDS (UK/US) ALBUM OF THE MONTH, and gets multiple spins on Steve Lamacq’s show on BBC Radio6. To celebrate, Tallies performed a free in-store at Rough Trade NYC. TALLIES self titled debut album OUT NOW via Hand Drawn Dracula /// ORDER HERE: http://smarturl.it/tallies
 
“Their woozy, jangly sound brings to mind dream pop of the 1980s” – HYPE MACHINE

“The guitars come right out of the 80s (and occasionally early ‘90s) for that jangling, chiming resonance and make for a dreamy soft-focus glow while the vocals bounce out to ace the sound.” – ROUGH TRADE

“Like nostalgia, spring is temporary, and Tallies are nearing full bloom, with all the pieces to outlast any season” – 8/10 EXCLAIM!

“Tallies is less an album than an old book of secrets, passed down from one generation to the next when the right age has come.” – BANDCAMP ESSENTIAL RELEASE

“Working together like a team of gifted archeologists, the band have created the best kind of backward-looking album. It doesn’t just repeat the past, it mines it for gold while tossing out the dross, a process that works to refine this record until it gleams like a precious gem.” – ALLMUSIC

“Sounding fresh and exciting whilst fully highlighting not only Cogan and Frankland’s insatiable knack for crafting timeless melodies, but also the taut rhythm section of bass player Stephen Pitman and drummer Cian O’Neill underpinning their every move… It’s also a glorious entrée of sorts to what promises to be a glittering career for its creators.” – 8.5/10 UNDER THE RADAR
 
01/09/19 Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade
01/10/19 Philadelphia PA – No Face Studios
01/11/19 Washington DC – Songbyrd
01/12/19 Richmond VA – Hardywood
02/01/19 Toronto ON – The Drake (Record Release Party) ***
03/07/19 New York NY – The New Colossus Festival
03/09/19 Savannah GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
03/11-17/19 Austin TX – SXSW Festival
+ TBA

PRAISES featured in a fantastic new interview with the UK’s ASBO Magazine alongside the premiere of their latest video for C To C co-directed by Ivy Lovell and Jessica Upton Crowe.

PRAISES new album In This Year: Ten of Swords is OUT NOW via Hand Drawn Dracula — ORDER HERE

ALBUM REVIEWS //

8/10 : “Crowe makes her dark nights of the soul feel hypnotic, carving out territory between Bats for Lashes and Nick Cave’s Skeleton Key. Bleak but vivid, there’s a power to its precision” – EXCLAIM Magazine

4.5/5 – EDITORS PICK : “one of the most gorgeous and sorrowful records to have come out this year” – SPILL Magazine

“For listeners willing to dive deep into Crowe’s world, the album functions well as a forced entry into darkness and unnamable despair” – SLUG Magazine

TALLIES share their new video for “Easy Enough” directed by Christopher Mills (Interpol, Leonard Cohen, Modest Mouse) via CLASH MAGAZINE.

“Dreamy guitar pop with that Canadian sensibility, with influences ranging from The Pastels to The Sundays, Orange Juice, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.” – CLASH MAGAZINE

TALLIES self titled debut album out Januray 11, 2019 via Hand Drawn Dracula
PRE-ORDER here: http://smarturl.it/tallies

Dec 17 – Brooklyn NY, Baby’s All Right (Kanine, Dr Martens, Collide Party)
Jan 09 – Brooklyn NY, Rough Trade NYC
Jan 11 – Washington DC, Songbyrd
Jan 12 – Richmond VA, Hardywood Brewery
Feb 01 – Toronto ON, The Drake (Record Release Party)
Mar 07 – New York NY, The New Colossus
Mar 09 – Savannah GA, Savannah Stopover
Mar 11-17 – Austin TX, SXSW

PRAISES premieres ‘In This Year: Ten of Swords’ LP via EXCLAIM! MAGAZINE. In This Year: Ten of Swords on limited clear w/ black swirl vinyl released by Hand Drawn Dracula December 7th 2018 // PRE-ORDER HERE

“Hear that emotional rawness translated into music by streaming In This Year: Ten of Swords” – EXCLAIM MAGAZINE

PRAISES “Prey” video directed by Christopher Mills (Leonard Cohen, Interpol) premieres via CVLT NATION. In This Year: Ten of Swords on limited clear w/ black swirl vinyl released by Hand Drawn Dracula December 7th 2018 // PRE-ORDER HERE

“the music that they create is pretty freaking magical! Jesse Crowe’s voice is powerful and serene at the same time” ~ CVLT NATION

11/19/18 Manchester UK – The Peer Hat
11/20/18 Nottingham UK – Chameleon Arts
11/22/18 Leeds UK – Northern Guitars
11/23/18 London UK – Caravansérail
11/25/18 Oxford UK – The Library
w/ Dumb Angel

TALLIES “Trouble” digital single out November 16th.
Premiere streaming via THE STROMBO SHOW (1hr 30mins in) and via THE LINE OF BEST FIT.
PRE-ORDER Tallies debut album via Hand Drawn Dracula here: http://smarturl.it/tallies
 
“”Trouble” is both brooding and bright, merging jangly, psychedelic guitar tones with a crashing beat that runs into the distance with vocalist Sarah Cogan’s angelic vocals.” – THE LINE OF BEST FIT

“already hotly tipped to feature in many of 2019’s end of year Best Of lists – Tallies bares all the hallmarks of indie pop’s golden era” – DROWNED IN SOUND

“11 Best Music Releases Of The Week – Ready to roll my windows down and turn the volume all the way up” – NYLON
 
11/15/18 London ON – London Rec Room w/ Favours
12/17/18 Brooklyn NY – Baby’s Alright – Doc Martin Party w/ The Natural
03/07-09/19 Savannah GA – Savannah Stopover Music Festival
05/16-18/19 Wrexham UK – Focus Wales Festival

Today, Toronto’s PRAISES – the dark electronic solo project of BELIEFS‘ Jesse Crowe – announces her debut album, In This Year: Ten of Swords, set for release on December 7th via Hand Drawn Dracula. She unveils the album’s haunting piano driven sound with its first single, “Love Unkind”, before embarking on a European tour that begins on November 10th.

In This Year: Ten of Swords features all instruments played and self-recorded by Crowe with contributions from her longtime collaborator Josh Korody, whose work as a producer includes celebrated releases from Dilly Dally, Partner, and Fucked Up. As the shoegaze/industrial band Beliefs, Crowe and Korody have earned praise from publications including Pitchfork, The Guardian, Billboard, NOISEY, FADER, Stereogum, Exclaim!, BrooklynVegan, Dazed, Clash, and The Quietus.

Praises’ In This Year: Ten of Swords will be released by Hand Drawn Dracula on December 7th.
It is now available for PRE-ORDER HERE.

 
11/10/18 Berlin DE – Madame Claude
11/11/18 Leipzig DE – TBA
11/12/18 Kassel DE – Sanderhause
11/14/18 Copenhagen DK – Blagards Apotek
11/17/18 Amsterdam NL – Vondelbunker
11/19/18 Manchester UK – The Peer Hat
11/20/18 Nottingham UK – Chameleon Arts
11/22/18 Leeds UK – Northern Guitars
11/23/18 London UK – Caravansérail
11/25/18 Oxford UK – The Library
w/ Dumb Angel

HAPPY RELEASE DAY THE SEAMS !! “Another Side Of The Seams” is out now !! Produced by The Seams and Ian Mcgettigan (Sloan, Thrush Hermit, Joel Plaskett).

“Another Side of the Seams feels as soft as a hug and as sweet as smile. This is a gentle record made by and for kind hearts” ~ DAILY BANDCAMP – ESSENTIAL RELEASE

Exclusive limited vinyl made by Meritorio Records
ORDER via Hand Drawn Dracula >>> HERE or STREAM

TALLIES have a jangly sound that at times recalls The Smiths, The Sundays and other ’80s alt bands, but singer Sarah Cogan’s smoky vocals pull things into other territory” – BROOKLYN VEGAN

“Matching the songwriting prowess of The Sundays or Teenage Fanclub against the sheer lust for sound evident in the Cocteau Twins” – CLASH

“While they’re still in their relative infancy, you might want to get out and see them live, so you can say “I saw them when…” – The 405

Tallies announce their self titled debut album and premiere a new video for “Beat The Heart” via BrooklynVegan!
PRE-ORDER the album here: http://smarturl.it/tallies

OCT 18 Halifax NS – The Local 2PM
OCT 18 Halifax NS – T-Room 7PM
OCT 22 Quebec City QC – L’Anti Bar Spectacles
OCT 24 Montreal QC – Casa Del Popolo 8PM
OCT 25 Ottawa ON – Bar Robo 7PM
OCT 26 Sudbury ON – The Townehouse 7M
DEC 17 New York NYC – Baby’s Alright w/ Natvral (of Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Nicole Yun (of Eternal Summers)

THE SEAMS are back with “On the Shelf” from their second full-length album Another Side Of The Seams, produced by The Seams and Ian Mcgettigan (Sloan, Thrush Hermit, Joel Plaskett).
 
“It’s got all the touches that make musical waves nowadays, from a slight hint of the jangles, dreamy touch on the vocals and the faintest hint of paisley to top it off” – AUSTIN TOWN HALL

“NEW & NOTABLE – The Seams’ jangly pop is full of lovely melodic twists and elegant turns-of-phrases delineating the quotidian details of love and romance.” – BANDCAMP
 
Available October 26th via Hand Drawn Dracula, with exclusive limited vinyl via Meritorio Records.
PRE-ORDER Another Side Of The Seams now via HDD >>> HERE

 

TALLIES “Beat the Heart” digital single out October 19th.
Candian & USA October tour dates including MONDO NYC and Halifax Pop Explosion…
 
BEAT THE HEART TOUR 2018
10/03 New York, NY – MONDO / PIANOS (tickets)
10/04 Brooklyn, NY – Flowers For all Occasions
10/05 Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe * (FREE RSVP)
10/10 Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware (tickets)
10/11 Syracuse, NY –Spark Contemporary Art Space * (tickets)
10/12 Providence, RI – Dusk *
10/13 Northampton, MA – Red Cross House *
10/14 Boston, MA – Deep Thoughts *
10/15 Portland, ME – The Apohadion Theater (info)
10/16 Charlottetown, PEI – Baba’s Lounge
10/18 Halifax Pop Explosion – The Local 4pm
10/18 Halifax Pop Explosion – The T-Room 11 pm
10/22 Quebec, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles (tickets)
10/24 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo (tickets)
10/25 Ottawa – Bar Robo
10/26 Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse Tavern

* w/ The Natvral (of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)