TALLIES – ” Patina “

Posted: April 16, 2022 in MUSIC

For the past few years, Toronto band Tallies have been perfecting their own shimmery, jangly take on ’80s and ’90s dream-pop. The band got together in 2018, and they’ve released one album, a self-titled affair that came out on Kanine Records in 2019. For the past few months, Tallies have been cranking out new singles, and now they’ve announced that they’ll release their sophomore LP “Patina” I Really like this stomper of a song which is a nice addition to their typical light twangy melancholy discography 

Tallies recorded their new album with Holy Fuck member and Metz/Alvvays producer Graham Walsh. The band’s new single “Hearts Underground” makes a nice introduction to the band. It’s an upbeat, twinkly shamble with some elegantly weary vocals from bandleader Sarah Cogan. The band put together their own found-footage video for the clip, and it works as a sort of mood-board for the song itself.

In a press release, 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.

“Patina” was produced by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and Dylan Frankland of Tallies at Palace Sound, Baskitball 4 Life and Candle Recording in Toronto. The Canadian group’s new record is brimming with hooks, heart and fully realised widescreen pop songs, brushed with elements of gaze and indie pop, it deepens the connection between the emotive lyrics and the earworm tunes; it’s a wonderful delight. Decorated by singer Sarah Cogan’s distinctive bittersweet tone and documenting the valleys and peaks of her own emotional landscape, imbued with light of the melodies with the dark of the subject matter. Tallies sound oscillates between the wistful jangle pop of The Sundays colliding with the abrasive textures of the likes of Curve or Throwing Muses

Releases July 29th, 2022

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