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Tasseomancy, 'Heavy Sleep'

Sari and Romy Lightman, the twin sisters and backup singers for the broody electro-pop group Austra, will release their own album late this summer under the name Tasseomancy. The record, Ulalume, is due out August 30 and was recorded with Taylor Kirk and Simon Trottier from the equally creepy-strange band Timber Timbre.

Sari and Romy Lightman of the bands Tasseomancy and Austra. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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I'm just now getting into the whole album, but this new video for one of its tracks, "Heavy Sleep," should give you a pretty good idea of how ethereal it sounds.

"['Heavy Sleep'] is about how terror is extracted from our daily anxieties," Sari Lightman says. "And [then] manifests into something beautifully surreal in sleep."