You may recognize the voices of Sari and Romy Lightman as the haunting backup singers for Toronto synth-poppers Austra. They are also the forces behind their own, equally dark but folkier group Tasseomancy. They release their first full length under Tasseomancy, Ulalume on August 30 via Out of this Spark. The album is the follow up to Tasseomancy, which they released under the name Ghost Bees. The new album was recorded with Taylor Kirk and Simon Trottier of fellow Canadian gloomy folk band Timber Timbre, who they released a split single with in 2010. Watch the video for album track "Heavy Sleep" below and grab Maya Postepski's remix of the track above.

Austra recently stopped in at "Room 205" in LA to perform a few songs. The video for "Darken Her Horse" off their incredible debut Feel It Break can be watched below. Other videos in the series will be released on July 18th and 25th. Austra play a free show tonight (7/14) with tUnE-yArDs at Pier 54 at 14th St & the West Side Highway ("Doors open at 6pm, free, no tickets required").

The above MNDR remix is from Austra's forthcoming remix EP. Videos and dates below...

Tasseomancy - "Heavy Sleep" Official Video

Austra - "Darken Her Horse" Live at Room 205

Austra Tour Dates
July 14 New York NY - Pier 54^
July 16 Chicago IL - Empty Bottle
July 20 Victoria BC - Lucky Bar
July 21 Vancouver BC - Biltmore Cabaret*
July 22 Portland OR - Doug Fir*
July 23 Seattle WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
July 25 San Francisco CA - Great American Music Hall*
July 26 San Diego CA - The Casbah*
July 27 Los Angeles CA - Ukrainian Center*
July 29 Salt Lake City UT - Urban Lounge*
July 30 Denver CO - Bluebird Theatre*
July 31 Omaha NE - The Waiting Room*
Aug 01 St Louis MO - Firebird*
Aug 02 Cleveland OH - Grog Shop*
Aug 04 Washington DC - Rock and Roll Hotel*
Aug 05 Philadelphia PA - Voyeur*
Aug 06 New York NY - Bowery Ballroom*
^With tUnE-yArDs
*With Cold Cave

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