Tara Jane O’Neil – “Curling”

Been a while since Tara Jane O’Neil’s name surfaced around here (probably since her excellent Gnomonsong LP) but she’s continued to craft intimate, shrouded pop gems in the interim despite my own distraction. TJO returns this spring with a new album, The Cool Cloud of Okayness, revisiting her more song-based structures. The cut is hung on a dark ripple of bass and the propulsive snap of percussion from Sheridan Riley (Alvvays). Out of this tangle, O’Neil’s voice rings clear as ever, an iced breezed slipping down from the hills to grip the listener. The album features quite a few other familiar names besides Riley, including guitar work from Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) and Marisa Anderson and multi-instrumentalist Walt McClements who provides processed accordion on “Curling.” The new record is out April 6th from Orindal Records.

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