Songs for Peacock by TJO (Tara Jane O'Neil) out July 10 / "Cruel Summer" premiere up now at Brooklyn Vegan 18 Jun 2020
Twenty-eight years into her kaleidoscopic discography, Songs for Peacock is the first album singer/guitarist/composer Tara Jane O’Neil has credited to just her initials: TJO. ecorded at home using a borrowed drum machine & synthesizer in addition to her reliably nuanced arrangements of guitar, bass & voice, Songs for Peacock is a collection of pop covers recalled from TJO’s youth, intended as a “mixtape” for her late brother Brian. Over twelve tracks & thirty-nine minutes, Songs for Peacock abstracts radio hits by the likes of Boy George, Bananarama, Leonard Cohen, Siouxsie and the Banshees & INXS, distilling earworms into thin wisps of dreamlike atmosphere, or stretching them into languorous psychedelic soundscapes. Songs for Peacock warps our collective musical memory to form a singular & cohesive body of work that defines TJO’s highly personal sonic landscape.
This morning, Brooklyn Vegan premiered "Cruel Summer," the first single from Songs for Peacock, along with its accompanying music video, directed by Peter Nichols.
Songs for Peacock will be released on deluxe "Stained Glass Blue" transparent vinyl (w/ 5 postcard set), standard black vinyl & digital formats on July 10. Pre-order your copy now & get an instant download of "Cruel Summer" HERE.
Until the end of June, 100% of revenue from digital sales of Songs for Peacock will be donated to The Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.