Tallies Sleep Soundly with New Single "No Dreams of Fayres"
The track marks the Toronto band's first release since 2019
Published Nov 08, 2021Tallies are back in a big way with the release of their new single, "No Dream of Fayres," via Hand Drawn Dracula. It's the first new music from the Toronto-based shoegaze/surf-pop trio since their 2019 self-titled debut.
Thematically, the single is concerned with examining mental illness — specifically, singer and guitarist Sarah Cogan's experiences with depression. "'No Dreams of Fayres' is a reflection of thoughts that I remember going through my mind when I stayed still in bed," Cogan explained in a press release. "Feeling as though staying still in bed was the only thing that would help the sadness — basically, disconnecting myself from family, friends, and having a life. Finding the way out of depression was hard but possible."
Cogan expanded upon finding hope amidst the debilitating nature of depression: "'No Dreams of Fayres' is also about the realization of letting yourself feel real feelings but not mistaking them for emotions. I had to learn to get a grip of what I wanted out of life and go for it with no self-sabotage — which was music, as cliché as it sounds. It pulled me out of bed, physically and mentally."
Filled with expansive synths and jangling guitar, "No Dreams of Fayre" levels up on all the potential of their debut album, recalling the sounds of Cocteau Twins, Lush and the Sundays. The single was produced by Holy Fuck's Graham Walsh alongside singer/guitarist Dylan Frankland of Tallies.
The group will perform in Hamilton, ON, this December, and recently announced plans to play at next year's SXSW Festival in Austin and the New Colossus Festival in New York.
Stay tuned for new Tallies, and watch the Colin Medley-directed video for "No Dreams of Fayres" below.
Tallies 2021/2022 Tour Dates:
12/03 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
03/09-13 New York, NY - New Colossus Festival
03/14-20 Austin, TX - SXSW Festival