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Sleep Deprived Music Review: Tallies

Tallies. How much do you love the Adele Shirt? xoxo

https://tallies.bandcamp.com/album/tallies

The Toronto-based band, Tallies, is coming out with a new album tomorrow, January 11. Some people might categorize them as dream pop, like Mazzy Star. I think even the band might say that they are a mix of dream pop, surf rock and shoegaze.

I don’t disagree but they sound a bit more upbeat and new wave, like the Go-Go’s. Maybe Tallies will fill the void that the Go-Go’s left in my heart.

Ironically, I do like the song “Beat the Heart.” My New Year’s resolution is to listen to more positive or more upbeat music. I feel like listening to a different playlist will help to fight the winter blues. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Tallies will be on everyone’s playlist this year and for many more years.

Sarah Cogan of Tallies has this to say about the new album:

“Tallies was written over the course of 2018. It was a year filled with on-going changes and the adaptation of adult life. This album embarks on a year of growing and the feelings left behind when everything around you is shifting.”

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Interview with . . . There’s Talk

 

 

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Some people play music that is perfect for playing at a snooty hipster coffee shop. There’s Talk is the first band that should be on your coffee shop playlist.

There’s Talk is a Dance/Electronic/dream pop from Oakland, California. The band members are Olivia Lee, Kellen Balla and Young Lee. They have a new album, bathed water moon, that has just been released.

 

 

When I listen to their records, I want to talk about books, music and social injustice with people wearing corduroy and beanies. They are my people. There’s Talk could be your people too.

Until I find a good coffee shop, I will have to do interviews like the following one with Olivia Lee from There’s Talk.

 

 

Where was your first show?

We played at El Rio. I remember the headliner sporting bras on their heads by the end.

Do you think that this album is different from “Tiny Strands?”

I wrote Tiny Strands before I met Young and Kellen. It’s been a blast collaborating with them on many more layers of reverb and electronic wizardry.

What’s your favorite social media outlet?

I’m really pleased by my friends’ absurd Instagram stories.

What have you been listening to lately?

Lushloss, Jenny Hval, Hand Habits, Phoebe Bridgers, Emily Sprague, Big Thief, Winter, Palehound, Fever Ray, High and Fragile, Lauren O’Connell, sweet angel Suf (always)

Was it a drastic change from playing in your friend’s garage/studio to playing in front of crowds?

It was a shared garage and we used to practice in headphones in the dark so sometimes Kellen’s neighbors would walk in to do laundry and we would just appear to be singing acapella and banging our heads. I guess a show is not any less awkward, just brighter and louder.

Would you ever go on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert?

Yes. We would just need a lot of outlets.

What do you do when you’re not in the studio or on tour?

Think about being in the studio

Are there any causes/charities that you support?

ACLU, HRC, Trevor Project, Advancement Project, Transgender Law Center, It Gets Better Project, Muttville, Cat Town

 

Links:

There’s Talk website

bathed water moon album on bandcamp