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TALLIES share “Special“, the latest single from their forthcoming album Patina. Out July 29th, 2022 via Kanine, Bella Union and Hand Drawn Dracula Records. “Special” arrives following a string of recent singles which have found support at Clash, Under the Radar, Exclaim, CBC Radio, Stereogum, BBC 6 Music and more.


Stream / Pre-order / Pre-save: HERE
EXCLUSIVE VINYL: HERE / Canadian Signature Edition, Copper Green Vinyl, Obi Strip, signed Art Card (100)

PRESS: SHE MAKES MUSIC, INDIE MACHINE, THE MOST RADICALIST, NICHE MUSIC, INDIENATIVE, POSTCARDS FROM UNDERGROUND, PHOTOGMUSIC, OUR CULTURE, INDIE 88, PASTE MAGAZINE, UNDER THE RADAR, BANDCAMP (N+N)

Special’ is about longing to be seen and heard by those who matter to you most. Sometimes feeling invisible is particularly painful when the indifference comes from someone whose opinion means a lot to you.” – Saraha Cogan (Tallies)

The juxtaposition of light and dark is a strong theme in the music of Tallies and certainly apparent once more with this new single, “Special” – another fine example of their gliding, shoegaze-adjacent jangle-pop reminiscent of The Sundays, Galaxie 500, Ride, etc. While many of their songs are upbeat, with Frankland’s breezy guitar lines drenched in reverb, soaring over Cian O’Neill’s propulsive drumbeats, Sarah’s lyrics can add a hint of shadow to even their most jangly tunes.


*** RELEASE SHOW : July 29 – The Garrison, Toronto ON – TIX

TALLIES return with their new single, “Hearts Underground” and announce their second album, Patina which is out July 29, 2022, via Kanine Records (US), Bella Union (UK/EU), Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada). The latest single, which comes with a video made up of public domain footage, directed by Justis Krar, arrives following a string of recent tracks such as “No Dreams of Fayres” which found support at Clash, Under the Radar, Exclaim, CBC Radio, Brooklyn Vegan with the new record following their self-titled debut which earned acclaim at NYLON, DIY, CRACK, MOJO, KEXP, BBC 6 Music and more.


Stream / Pre-order / Pre-save: HERE
Limited Canadian Signature Edition pressed on Copper Green Vinyl, with Obi Strip and Art Card signed by Tallies: HERE

PRESS: BROOKLYN VEGAN, SIDEWALK HUSTLE, IF IT’S TOO LOUD, SHE MAKES MUSIC, NICHE MUSIC, INDIENATIVE, THE AUTUMN ROSES, GOD IS IN THE TV, OUR CULTURE, INDIE MACHINE, INDIE 88, EXCLAIM, PASTE MAGAZINE, UNDER THE RADAR, STEREOGUM


Produced by Graham Walsh (METZ and Alvvays) alongside Dylan Frankland of the band at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto, the new record arrives as a true labor of love, one that was delayed due to the pandemic but ultimately is a truly rewarding collection for the band. It pricked the ears Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde – a hero of the band – who signed Tallies to his Bella Union label, providing “a light at the end of a dark tunnel” according to Sarah Cogan of the band.

Speaking about the new single, singer Sarah Cogan says: “This song is that little voice that kicks yourself. The voice that says, “why’d you do that?” In this case, it was about how it holds me back, sometimes for the better. It’s about self-sabotage. Sometimes you wish this little voice would speak up sooner and not just after the fact. I wrote a song about that little voice that I’ve heard my whole life; it’s a reflection on times when I’ve held back too much or when I wish I’d held back more.”

May 5 | Wrexham, UK – Focus Wales, GlyndwrTV
May 5 | Wrexham, UK – Focus Wales, Penny Black Room 2
May 6 | Wrexham, UK – Focus Wales, The Parish
May 7 | Wrexham, UK – Focus Wales, Penny Black
May 8 | Glasgow, UK – Hug & Pint
May 9 | Newcastle, UK – Bobiks
May 10 | Hull, UK – Tower Ballroom 2
May 11 | Liverpool, UK – Future Yard Birkenhead
May 14 | Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
May 16 | London, UK – Old Blue Last

TALLIES return with two new tracks, “Wound Up Tight” (video directed by Christopher Mills) and “Heavens Touch” which make up a mini-EP alongside recent single, “No Dreams of Fayres” (tipped at Clash, Under the Radar, Exclaim, CBC Radio, Brooklyn Vegan and more). The two new tracks are out via Kanine Records (US), Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Bella Union (UK/EU), marking the first from the band since their 2019 self-titled debut that found fans at NYLON, DIY, CRACK, MOJO, KEXP, BBC 6 Music and more.

STREAM HERE: BANDCAMP / SPOTIFY / APPLE

FEATURED: INDIE MACHINE, WRSZW, MUSIC AND RIOTS, INDIE88, BROOKLYN VEGAN, UNDER THE RADAR

“Wound Up Tight” continues to deliver on the promises that their debut record outlined pulling on the shoegaze / dream-pop tropes of Lush, The Sundays, Beach House, placing laser-focused guitar lines below washes of synth and electronics. Produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and Dylan Frankland (Tallies) at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto.

Speaking about “Wound Up Tight,” singer Sarah Cogan explains: “This song is about being stuck in a constant rotating vicious cycle that makes one want to tear their own hair out. It’s about a feeling towards someone who just doesn’t care enough to make a change.” When discussing “Heaven’s Touch,” Cogan explains: “This song is someone’s pleas for more love, more time, and more effort from their partner. They’re willing to do whatever it takes in exchange for more love.”

March 09 : New York, NY – New Colossus Festival / Pianos (Live Room) 6PM
March 10 : New York, NY – New Colossus Festival / Berlin 11:30PM
March 11 : New York, NY – New Colossus Festival / Pianos (Live Room) 3PM
March 11 : New York, NY – New Colossus Festival / Mercury Lounge 10:45PM
March 17 : Austin, TX – SXSW Festival / Try Hard Coffee 4PM
March 17 : Austin, TX – SXSW Festival / Mohawk Indoors 11:40PM – 12:20AM (Bella Union Showcase)
March 19 : Austin, TX – SXSW Festival / Lazarus Brewing Co 5PM (Bella Union and Heavenly Day Party)
March 25 : Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest / The District 5:20PM
March 26 : Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest / The Hideout 2PM
Apr 05 : Hamilton, ON – Bridgeworks w/ TOPS
Apr 06 : London, ON – Rum Runners w/ TOPS
Apr 07 : St. Catherines, ON – Warehouse w/ TOPS
Apr 08 : Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre w/ TOPS
May 05 – 07 : Wrexham, UK – Focus Wales

TALLIES returns with their new single and video (directed and shot by Colin Medley and edited by Christopher Mills) for “No Dreams of Fayres”  via Hand Drawn Dracula (CAN), Kanine Records (US) and Bella Union (UK/EU). The new single follows the 2019 self-titled debut which found fans at Under the Radar, KEXP, Exclaim, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, MOJO, Bandcamp Daily and more.

PURCHASE SINGLE HERE: BANDCAMP / STREAM

FEATURED: GLOBAL NEWS, CIRCUIT SWEET, WRSZW, GOD IS IN THE TV, INDIENATIVE, EXCLAIM, INDIE88, BROOKLYN VEGAN, UNDER THE RADAR, BBC LONDON, BBC WALES, CLASH

BEST NEW INDIE / FIRST LISTEN: INDIE88

“No Dreams of Fayres” marks a step up in what 2019’s Tallies promised, once again drawing on the ethereal dream-pop aesthetics of Lush, Beach House and Cocteau Twins but this time turning the dial on some of those shimmering guitar lines. Produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and Dylan Frankland of the band at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto, “No Dreams of Fayres” documents singer, Sarah Cogan’s battle with depression; the moments when she was trying to work it out but couldn’t find the energy to do so.

Speaking about the new single, Cogan of the band says: “‘No Dreams of Fayres’ is a reflection of thoughts that I remember going through my mind when I stayed still in bed. Feeling as though staying still in bed was the only thing that would help the sadness – basically, disconnecting myself from family, friends, and having a life. Finding the way out of depression was hard but possible. ‘No Dreams of Fayres’ is also about the realization of letting yourself feel real feelings but not mistaking them for emotions. I had to learn to get a grip of what I wanted out of life and go for it with no self-sabotage – which was music, as cliché as it sounds. It pulled me out of bed, physically and mentally.”

04/30/22 Hamilton ON – Mills Hardware w/ Sahara – tickets
04/13/22 London ON – Rum Runners w/ Sahara – tickets
03/23-27/22 Boise ID – Treefort Music Fest
03/14-20/22 Austin TX – SXSW Festival
03/09-13/22 New York NY – New Colossus Festival
02/11/22 St. Catherines ON – Warehouse w/ Sahara – tickets
12/19/21 Toronto ON – The Baby G * FREE
12/16/21 Barrie ON – The Queens Hotel
12/03/21 Hamilton ON – The Casbah w/ Capital

TALLIES share their USA 2020 tour dates and share their CJLO – 1690AM live session today!

3/11 New York NY – Pianos, The New Colossus Festival
3/12 New York NY – Pianos, Kanine Records Party
3/13 New York NY – The Delancey
3/14 New York NY – Arlenes Grocery, Rough Trade NYC Day Party
3/14 New York NY – Arlenes Grocery, Halifax Pop Explosion Party
CANCELLED
3/19 Austin TX – SXSW Palm Door On Sabine, Bella Union Showcase
3/20 Austin TX – SXSW Scratchouse Backyard, M for Montreal Showcase
3/22 Los Angeles CA – The Echo w/ Vanishing Twin
3/27 Boise ID – Linen Building, Treefort Music Fest
3/28 Boise ID – The Hideout, Treefort Music Fest
3/29 Boise ID – Firenza Pizza, Treefort Music Fest
3/30 Logan UT – Why Sound w/ No Swoon
3/31 Denver CO – Lions Lair w/ No Swoon
4/01 Kansas City MO – MiniBar w/ No Swoon
4/03 Austin TX – Cheer Up Charlies, DreamGaze Fest

Congratulations to TALLIES on their debut album making it on ROUGH TRADE UK & USA’s TOP 100 ALBUMS OF 2019, among a stellar list of international albums, including two fellow, Canadians Mac DeMarco (UK, USA list) and Orville Peck (USA list).

UK: https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/albums-of-the-year-2019
US: https://www.roughtrade.com/us/albums-of-the-year-2019-top-100

 

As well as making it on legendary Don Letts’s (BBC Radio / Big Audio Dynamite) MID YEAR and his END OF YEAR / BEST OF 2019 LIST ~ “their excellent record echoes so many of my favourite things.”

And being forecasted by DROWNED IN SOUND ~ “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”

TALLIES announce USA Winter Dates including stops at M for Montreal, Brooklyn, Detroit and Chicago.

12.05 Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville – tickets
12.06 Washington, DC – Songbyrd
12.07 Richmond, VA – Poor Boys
12.11 Detroit, MI – PJ’s Lager House – tickets
12.12 Chicago, IL – Schubas – tickets
12.13 Kenosha, WI – Public Craft Brewing
11.29 Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe – tickets
11.23 Montreal QC – @mformontreal L’Escogriffe

(photo: Colin Medley, poster: James Mejia)

TALLIES kick off their EU/UK tour with a new 360° inspired video for “Midnight” – directed by Christopher Mills – and announce the second pressing of their debut album.

TALLIES vinyl pressings on Kanine Records (US), FOMO Records (UK/EU) and Rough Trade (UK/US)  sold out months after its initial release. Finally a special limited edition FOURTH pressing arrives with an alternate album color design, fold out poster, and green vinyl. Order online via Kanine Records or FOMO or ask your local indie record store.

TALLIES FIRST vinyl pressing is still available from their home base of Canada via Hand Drawn Dracula on ultra clear with light blue swirl vinyl, alternate album color design, and alternate tracklisting. ORDER LP HERE: HDD SHOP

06 Sep – NL The Hague, Paard Van Stal – tickets
07 Sep – NL Asten, Misty Fields – tickets
08 Sep – UK London, Old Blue Last – tickets
09 Sep – UK Glasgow, Hug And Pint – tickets
10 Sep – UK Leeds, Oporto – tickets
11 Sep – UK Manchester, Gullivers – tickets
12 Sep – UK Cardiff, The Moon – tickets
14 Sep – UK Brighton, The Hope & Ruin – tickets
16 Sep – FR Paris, Espace B w/ Patience (Veronica Falls) – tickets
18 Sep – DE Berlin, ACUD w/ RVG – tickets
19 Sep – DE Hamburg, Kukuun – Reeperbahn Festival – tickets
20 Sep – DE Hamburg, Molotow – Reeperbahn Festival – tickets

TALLIES head back to EU/UK this September with many more dates in the works & make Don Letts’, legendary musician (Big Audio Dynamite), dj, film maker & videographer (The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders), BEST OF 2019 SO FAR:

“To continue tonight’s Best of 2019 session, here’s Toronto based quartet Tallies with a cut from their excellent self-titled debut album that came out back in January and it’s a record that echoes so many of my favourite things.” ~ DON LETTS / BBC RADIO

Their critically acclaimed debut is available now in Hand Drawn Dracula EXCLUSIVE vinyl edition ::: HDD STORE.

09/20/19 Hamburg DE – Reeperbahn Festival
09/19/19 Hamburg DE – Reeperbahn Festival
09/18/19 Berlin DE – ACUD w/ RVG
09/16/19 Paris FR – Espace B w/ Patience (Veronica Falls)
09/14/19 Brighton UK – The Hope & Ruin
09/13/19 Sheffield UK – Picture House Social
09/12/19 Cardiff UK – The Moon Cardiff
09/11/19 Manchester UK – Gullivers NQ
09/10/19 Leeds UK – Oporto
09/09/19 Glasgow UK – The Hug and Pint
09/08/19 London UK – The Old Blue Last
09/07/19 Asten NL – Misty Fields
09/06/19 The Hague NL – Paard
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08/18/19 Toronto ON – Wavelength Music Fest at Stackt
08/17/19 The Blue Mountains ON – Blue Mountains Village
08/10/19 Picton ON – True North Beer Fest
07/21/19 St. Catharines CAN – Quench Fest
06/15/19 Brantford CAN – True North Beer Fest

(photo: Colin Medley)

TALLIES kick off their first EU/UK tour May 8th at The Social w/ Perfect Body, DJ Andy Bell (RIDE).

Their EXCLUSIVE Hand Drawn Dracula vinyl edition is available now in the HDD STORE.

05/08 London UK – The Social w/ Perfect Body, DJ Andy Bell (RIDE)
05/09 Brighton UK – The Great Escape, The Walrus 1:15am
05/09 Brighton UK – The Great Escape, Green Door Store 2:40pm
05/11 Bristol UK – The Lanes w/ Be Forest.
05/14 Glasgow UK – Glad Cafe
05/15 Liverpool UK – The Shipping Forecast
05/16 Nottingham UK – The Chameleon
05/17 Wrexham UK – Focus Wales, Memorial Hall
05/18 Wrexham UK – Focus Wales, The Parish
05/19 London UK – Sebright Arms
05/22 Ghent BE – Kinky Star
05/23 Paris FR – Le 1999
05/25 Freiburg DE – Wodan Halle
05/26 Offenbach DE – Hafen 2

TALLIES “Eden” is KEXP’s Song of the Day – “The self-titled effort displays sharp songwriting and memorable melodies, proving their ascension is inevitable”

Catch them on tour in the USA with stops at The New Colossus Festival, Savannah Stopover Festival, SXSW and more! Tallies EXCLUSIVE Hand Drawn Dracula vinyl available in the HDD STORE.


KEXP – Song of The Day “Eden” (04/03/19)
KEXP – Music That Matters (20/02/19)
iTunes – Favorite New Artist (21/02/19)
BTR Radio Artist of the Week (11/02/19)
The Current (89.3FM) – Song of the Day “Beat The Heart” (06/02/19)
CBC Radio1 (99.1 FM) – Song of the Week “Not So Proud” (04/02/19)
CBC Radio3 – #1 “Easy Enough” (08/03/19)
Rough Trade – Album of the Month (10/01/19)


03.07.19 New York – New Colossus Festival – Coney Island Baby 8PM
03.07.19 New York – New Colossus Festival – PIANOS 10:45PM
03.09.19 Savannah – Savannah Stopover – El Rocko Lounge 3:30PM
03.10.19 Birmingham – Trim Trab Brewery 7PM
03.11.19 Baton Rouge – South Side Arts Center
03.12.19 Austin – SXSW – The Main 11PM
03.13.19 Austin – SXSW – Canada House Bungalow 3:20PM
03.14.19 Austin – SXSW – Full Circle Bar 3:15PM
03.15.19 Austin – SXSW – Guero’s Taco Bar 2PM
03.15.19 Austin – SXSW – JW Marriott Rooftop Pool Bar 5PM
03.16.19 Austin – SXSW – Las Perlas 10PM
03.17.19 Salado – Northbound & Down Fest – Barrow Brewing 4PM
03.20.19 Los Angeles – Highland Park Bowl
03.24.19 Salt Lake City UT – The Loading Dock
03.27.19 Des Moines IA – Vaudeville Mews
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