AVALON TASSONYI CELEBRATES RELEASE OF DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM
OUT NOW ON VAIN MINA RECORDS – LISTEN HERE
ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS NEXT MONTH
IN TORONTO, OTTAWA AND MONTREAL
TORONTO, ON – March 25, 2022 – Right in time with the turning of the seasons, Avalon Tassonyi (TAH-show-nee), welcomes their captivating debut self-titled album – out today on Vain Mina Records. A collection of songs in adjacent genres, all tethered by Avalon’s charming vocals and lyrical storytelling, the record sees the folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist re-emerging to share music under their own name for the very first time. Listen today on all streaming platforms.
“I'm thrilled to finally get this album out there; it's been nearly 3 years in the making!” exclaims Avalon. “I've released plenty of music with various projects in the past but this is the first time I can honestly say I'm fully content with each and every song on the record from front to back.”
In celebration of the release, Avalon will be giving special performances in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal in early April, bringing their songs to life on stage. See below for full details.
“The band is back together and I'm really excited to bring the new show around Ontario and Québec,” Avalon remarks. “We've got members of Eliza Niemi, Little Kid and Jaunt in the lineup and it's going to be a really lively concert experience.”
Immerse yourself in the debut from Avalon Tassonyi and don’t miss them live in concert next month!
April 7 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch Tavern TICKETS
April 8 – Ottawa, ON – Happy Goat TICKETS
April 9 – Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes TICKETS
DOWNLOAD – hi-res press photo | DOWNLOAD – album cover artwork
ABOUT AVALON TASSONYI
Born and raised in Toronto’s west end, Avalon Tassonyi (they/them) grew up tinkering on the family piano, learned to play guitar and soon began writing songs from a young age. At 17, they moved to Montréal to pursue music, playing in a number of bands over the better part of a decade. During this time, they explored different styles from jazz to indie rock to country, ran DIY shows and released music independently at a high volume. Their longstanding former moniker, Inland Island, is most noted for the album Zsa Zsa’s Window Opens Slowly (2016, Egg Paper Factory), which was an exploration of trans femininity, radical softness and Hungarian cultural diaspora.
Avalon has come full circle, now living in Niagara-on-the-Lake on the peach farm where their maternal family has been rooted since immigrating to Canada. With that, they’ve come to embrace the acoustic, folk and country sounds that they grew up on, re-emerging to share music under their own name for the very first time. Avalon Tassonyi’s songs are grounded in lyrical prowess, self-assuredness, an embrace of simplicity, and a love for all human emotion, from its silliest to most sombre elements.
Folk stylings of the likes of Nick Drake run clean through the album’s track-list. Other apparent influences include Springsteen’s Nebraska, early Wilco, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket, John Prine and Joni Mitchell. From protest songs, to piano ballads, to alt-country barn burners, Avalon appears poised throughout, playing nearly every instrument on the record and coming off as believable while holding the tune in a wide vocal range.