Tasseomancy, aka sisters Romy and Sari Lightman (formerly of Austra), will release their new album, Do Easy, on November 18 via Bella Union/Hand Drawn Dracula. The title comes from an essay by William S. Burroughs advocating the DE philosophy (“DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way.”) It is indeed an easygoing record, pulling from faery folk, Cocteau Twins and other mid-’80s 4AD (there’s a song called “Dead Can Dance and Neil Young”), Kate Bush and other earthy, witchy sources. It’s a really lovely record. The duo have just released a new track, “Missoula” which the describe thusly:
“Missoula” is a song for the roaming and an ode to the Unknown. There are so many transient people on the planet today, both fleeing and voluntarily in motion. I can’t speak for their experience, but as an artist, I find myself moving often. There is the desire to stay, the urge for going, and the split feelings of being a floating, uprooted bag of mostly water. Missoula has a repetitive Hebraic melody at it’s center, coming from a lineage of wandering Jews. A nod to one of my favorite Pentangle recordings, Let no man steal your thyme.
You can stream that, and Do Easy‘s sax-tinged title track, below.
Tasseomancy – Do Easy tracklist
1. Dead Can Dance & Neil Young
3. Jimi Infiniti
6. 29 Palms
7. Do Easy
8. Do Easy Reprise
9. Gentle Man