Tallies is a dream pop band based in Toronto whose music brings together some fairly well-articulated and fairly obvious influences from previous generations of artists. This is especially prominent with Dylan Frankland's guitar work that often reflects Johnny Marr's jangle, Robin Guthrie's hazy swirl, and Robert Smith's shimmer (guitarists of The Smiths, Cocteau Twins, and The Cure, respectively). Vocalist Sarah Cogan seems to be channelling Harriet Wheeler (of The Sundays) quite a bit. References to Lush, etc can also be added, but that would be missing the point. Tallies, as a band, finds a way to navigate around the shadows of some of these genre greats and '80s legends to find their own path, creating lively, energetic, and slightly pensive but mostly joyful music. Their songs are melodically very strong, and the band performs them with a lot of attention and precision.