November 28, 2011
After earning a swarm of fans with her 2010 album Epic, Sharon Van Etten is preparing to release her third album, Tramp, and the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter has brought a few friends along with her. The album was produced by The National’s Aaron Dressner with Bryce Dressner on guitar and there are definite similarities between the brooding, tumultuous first single “Serpents” and the Dressner brother’s main gig. The comparison is most evident for me in the drumming (provided by The Walkmen’s Matt Barrick) which has the same thunderous quality as tracks like “Mr. November” and “Bloodbuzz Ohio”. Sharon’s new album also includes appearances by Zach Condon of Beirut, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and Doveman’s Thomas Bartlett, and as evident by this fiery cut it’s definitely going to one to watch for next year. Download below.
Tramp will be released on February 7th on Jagjaguwar.