Tallies – Patina [Streaming]

Today the Toronto based band Tallies dropped their long awaited second album Patina via Hand Drawn Dracula (Canada), Kanine Records (USA) and Bella Union (UK/EU).
A easy breezy dreamy album that is a throwback to late 80s/early 90s shoegaze pop-rock vibe.

About the album:
Patina, 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 is 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.

Patina gets: 📷📷📷📷📷📷📷📷/10.

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