TALLIES share the latest video, “Memento“, as the final advance preview of their forthcoming album Patina… following previous singles No Dreams Of Fayres, Hearts Underground, Wound Up Tight, Special. Out this Friday July 29th, 2022 via Kanine, Bella Union and Hand Drawn Dracula Records.
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“I am a firm believer in “what goes down must come up,” people usually say the opposite, but this is a motto I’ve used throughout my life. When things aren’t going well, they have a tendency to bounce back. ‘Memento’, to me, is my pick-up song. When I sing “gotta get you on your way now”, I’m saying that it’s time to move on and move forward. I’ve had many moments in my life where I’ve lost momentum and felt directionless like I’d fallen into a black hole. It’s hard to crawl out of the hole and get back on track. I think there are a lot of people who spend their time thinking about how they need to get back on track. Listen to this song and remind yourself it’s time to look forward and lean into the future.” – Saraha Cogan (Tallies)
The balance of optimism and something more world-weary and wise is symptomatic of Tallies’ music, this new single “Memento” lays into those ideas once more while drawing on 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 pull out deep thought and emotive responses to day-to-day struggles.
Coming produced by Graham Walsh (of Holy Fuck, previously helmed records by METZ and Alvvays) alongside Dylan Frankland of the band at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto, Patina arrives as a true labor of love; one that was delayed due to the pandemic but ultimately marks a truly rewarding collection for the band. Upon sharing the music with labels, it pricked the ears of 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.
July 29 – The Garrison, Toronto ON *** RELEASE SHOW
Sep 02 – FME, Rouyn Noranda, QC
Sep 04 – Townhouse Tavern, Sudbury, ON
Sep 10 – Supercrawl, Hamilton, ON
Sep 17/18 – Hallowfest, Perth, ON
Oct 06 – Berlin, NYC, NY
Oct 07 – Tellus360, Lancaster, PA
Oct 08 – Pie Shop, Washington, DC