Archive for January 31st, 2012


New Music Tuesday – Sharon Van Etten

sharon van etten 520I go nuts for bands who stream their albums before they get released. It’s just a very humble, thoughtful thing to do y’know?

It’s like they’re saying, “Here’s what we did, if you like it, spread the word and buy the album and if you don’t, no biggie, just carry on with your life and let’s pretend like this never happened, ok?”

With Sharon Van Etten’s new album Tramp, you’re gonna want to buy it when it gets released though – one listen to the first single “Serpents” and I was instantly hooked and as for the rest of the album, well let’s just say I thought it was pretty damn decent.



Besides the fact that Van Etten has a dead sexy voice and a natural songwriting ability, the album is produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner and there’s a distinct flavour he adds to the tracks on Tramp that fans of The National will pick up on instantly.

Give “Serpents” a listen below and if you dig it, hit this link to stream the whole album.



She’s got something, some kinda magic happening there that I think is pretty cool.

What do you crazy cats think?