Up until last autumn, indie folk twins Sari and Romy Lightman performed under the name Ghost Bees, who released an album called Tasseomancy back in 2008. As previously reported, the duo have since changed their moniker to Tasseomancy and are now finally gearing up to release the outfit's debut full-length.
Dubbed Ulalume, the LP will be dropping in August via Out of This Spark. Lending a hand are Taylor Kirk and Simon Trottier of Timber Timbre, who co-produced the album and provided some instrumental backing.
According to a press release, Ulalume features a "heavier, more ambient sound, ripe with dreamy, dissonant vocals, influenced by Eastern song, drone music, phonography and myth."
The PR goes on to add that the album "expands its scope to move beyond earlier acoustic arrangements, combining the rhythmic soundscapes of Popol Vuh and Comus with the dream-like state of Julee Cruise."
Listen to new tracks "Healthy Hands (Will Mourn You)" and "The Darkness of Things" over at the label's website.
While Ulalume isn't out until sometime in August, before then you can catch Tasseomancy on the road with Timber Timbre at one of the dates listed below the tracklist.
UPDATE: Ulalume is due out August 30.
2. "Heavy Sleep"
4. "Healthy Hands (Will Mourn You)"
5. "The Darkness of Things"
8. "Up You Go, Little Smoke"
9. "Soft Feet"
10. "Mourning Chest"
5/26 Winnipeg, MB - The Park Theatre *
5/27 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos *
5/28 Calgary, AB - Central United Church *
6/1 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre *
* with Timber Timbre