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Tara Jane O’Neil – “Blow”

Tara Jane O’Neil’s forthcoming self-titled LP is shaping up to be something extraordinarily radiant. On “Sand” — the album’s lead single, which we named one of the 5 Best Songs Of The Week — O’Neil proved an alchemist capable of crafting gold via sunsetting synths, autumnal percussion, and an evocative tonality both mellifluous and grand. If “Sand” sounded like a long day drawing to a necessary close, “Blow” is the proceeding crack of dawn. It’s an improbably idyllic yet undoubtedly weathered tune, yielding warmth through residual smolders from a flame long-since tapered. You can hear every day of O’Neil’s decades of songwriting in the callused composure and graceful flutter of her delivery. For four minutes, “Blow” dislodges you from the chaos of your daily urgencies to sit unperturbed in equanimity, before quietly fading out and leaving you lost in its afterglow.

O’Neil shared her own thoughts on the track:

“Blow” is kind of a song that feels like everything ambiently in the rooms where I was growing up. I’ve made all the heavy records already, now it’s really heavy. It’s music thats been inside me for a long time.

Listen below.

Tour dates:
03/15 Manhattan, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge*
03/16 Brooklyn, NY @ The Hall at MP*
03/17 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
03/18 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits*
03/19 Miami Beach, FL @ North Beach Bandshell*
03/20 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
03/21 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar*
03/22 Gainesville, FL @ High Dive*
03/23 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
* w/ Tortoise

04/19 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater (Record Release Show)#
04/20 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout#
04/21 Joshua Tree, CA @ Taylor Junction#
04/22 Ojai, CA @ Greater Goods#
04/24 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel#
04/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios#
04/27 Seattle, WA @ Gallery 1412#
#w/ Califone and Rachel Blumberg

05/10 Allston, MA @ Great Scott^
05/11 Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre^
05/12 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall^
05/13 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
05/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle^
^w/ Mirah

06/09-10 Sonoma CA @ Gundlach Winery (Huichica Festival)

Tara Jane O’Neil is out 4/21 via Gnomonsong. Pre-order it here.