by Andrew Sacher

photo by Amy Bezunartea
Jennifer O'Connor

Jennifer O'Connor releases her new album Surface Noise on March 4 via Kiam Records (pre-order). We already posted "Start Right Here from that record, and we've now got the premiere of another song from it, "Black Sky Blanket." It's a hushed folk song that starts out with just Jennifer and her guitar, eventually adding some light piano embellishment, a simple drumbeat, and very pretty backing harmonies. Listen below.

Jennifer begins her tour with Neko Case later this month, which includes the NYC-area date March 4 at Tarrytown Music Hall (tickets). After that, she plays a release show for Surface Noise in NYC proper on March 7 at Mercury Lounge. Since we last spoke, Amy Bezunartea (who also took the above photo of Jennifer) was added as an opener. Tickets are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new song, below...

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Jennifer O'Connor -- 2016 Tour Dates
2/26 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater *
2/27 - Buffalo, NY @ Babeville *
2/28 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre *
3/1 - Portland, ME @ State Theater *
3/3 - Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House *
3/4 - Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall *
3/5 - Troy, NY @ Troy Music Hall *
3/7 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Record Release Show) ^

* w/ Neko Case
^ w/ Amy Bezunartea