TALLIES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PATINA AND SHARE NEW SINGLE “HEARTS UNDERGROUND” | TOUR DATES
The Toronto-based band, Tallies have shared their new single, “Hearts Underground” which comes in tandem with news of the band’s second album, Patina which is out July 29, 2022, via Kanine Records (US), Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada) and Bella Union (UK/EU). 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.
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, 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.
The juxtaposition of light and dark is a strong theme in the music of Tallies. While many of their tunes 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. This idea is also apparent in “Hearts Underground”, a track that describes the slippier side of personal relationships over effervescent indie-pop – undercut, of course, by a deliciously discordant guitar solo.
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.”
Tallies, who have previously opened for the likes of The Ocean Blue, Sloan, Mudhoney, Tim Burgess and Hatchie, is made up of founding members, guitarist, Dylan Frankland and singer/guitarist, Sarah Cogan who are joined by drummer, Cian O’Neill.
Pre-order Tallies’ Patina HERE.
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