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Tara Jane O'Neil - "Elemental Finding"

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Trickling vibraphone, lithe strings, and a delicate but assertive voice, this new Tara Jane O’Neil track, “Elemental Finding” makes me officially excited for her new LP, Where Shine New Lights. Every note is perfectly placed, and there is a quiet drone that washes underneath throughout, and the song ambles along unassumingly, slyly cramming itself into your brain. “You will never be my companion,” O’Neil intones, cementing the sadness the instruments all craft so effortlessly.

Listen above and get your minds ready for Where Shine New Lights out January 27, via Kranky.

Tara Jane O'Neil - "Wordless in Woods"

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Remaining basically silent since 2009's A Ways Away, Tara Jane O'Neil is now ready to return. Her new record (and first on Kranky) is called Where Shine New Lights, and the first track to drop from it, "Wordless in Woods," is a beautiful, ambient-minded slow-mo ripple of a song. Distant and still, with a twinge of eeriness, O'Neil clearly knows how to hold attention despite the sound she's making being so quiet.

Where Shine New Lights is out January 27, via Kranky.