Posts Tagged ‘aaron dessner

31
Jan
12

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.

26
May
10

Album Review: The National – High Violet

Call me old school, but I have a profound respect for hard-working bands. I’m talking about the kind that take a decade or more to fine-tune their sound and get a little better with every album they release.

The National released their first album in 2001 and have since released another four studio albums, the last of which, 2007’s Boxer, received widespread critical acclaim, so much so that their song ‘Fake Empire” was used by the Obama campaign at many high-profile events during the last election.

 

 

And so the pressure was on for the band to deliver the goods for their new album, High Violet, and they sure as hell didn’t disappoint.