After relocating from Minneapolis to New York City in 2014, Tanbark quickly found their place in the thriving Brooklyn music scene. The material for their second album started to come together, and in 2017, they enlisted engineer and musician Sam Owens (Cass McCombs, Blonde Redhead) to help bring it to life. The resulting nine songs explore themes of innocence and desire against a Laurel Canyon backdrop of pianos and guitars. Nelson’s rich, delicate vocals anchor the sound as the arrangements move between Fleetwood Mac-pop and Neil Young-folk. The album, “Tanbark,” will be released May 31, 2019.