Sharon Van Etten – Serpents [new mp3]

by Woody on December 2, 2011


Sharon Van Etten has a new album coming out on February 7th via the fine folks at Jagjaguwar. Below you gives you a taste of what you are in for with the first single, “Serpents.” We criminally overlooked Epic in our “best albums of 2010 list,” but I feel confident we won’t be making the same mistake in 2012. Here is some PR from Jagjaguwar and some tour dates. I’m guessing by the lack of activity in March, you’ll see her in Austin.

Sharon Van Etten – Serpents

We are pleased to announce that Sharon Van Etten’s debut album on Jagjaguwar, Tramp, will be released February 7. The album, which is the culmination of 14 months of scattered recording sessions with the National’s Aaron Dessner, contains as much striking rock as pious, minimal beauty; it can be as emotionally combative as it can sultry. Contributions from Matt Barrick (The Walkmen), Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman), Zach Condon (Beirut), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Julianna Barwick, and Dessner himself add a glowing sheen to the already substantial offering.

Van Etten will play shows with Shearwater and The War On Drugs all over North America in support of this release. A list of tour dates is below:

12/13/11 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre w/ The National
02/10/12 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Shearwater
02/11/12 Washington, DC – Black Cat w/ Shearwater
02/12/12 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle w/ Shearwater
02/14/12 Columbus, OH – Wexner Center w/ Shearwater
02/15/12 Newport, KY – Southgate House w/ Shearwater
02/16/12 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ Shearwater
02/17/12 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ Shearwater
02/18/12 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center w/ Shearwater
02/21/12 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/ Shearwater
02/22/12 Montreal, QC – Il Motore w/ Shearwater
02/23/12 Boston, MA – Paradise w/ Shearwater
02/24/12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Shearwater
02/25/12 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Shearwater
03/20/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Avalon w/ The War on Drugs
03/21/12 San Francisco, CA – The Independent w/ The War on Drugs
03/23/12 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre w/ The War on Drugs
03/24/12 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret w/ The War on Drugs
03/25/12 Seattle, WA – The Neptune
03/27/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room w/ The War on Drugs
03/28/12 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater w/ The War on Drugs
03/31/12 St. Louis, MO – Luminary Center for the Arts w/ The War on Drugs
04/01/12 Bloomington, IN – Rhinos w/ The War on Drugs

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Mars December 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Such a refreshing sound! Looks like I now have plans on March 31st. Thanks for the enlightenment!

dominique December 5, 2011 at 5:05 am

it sounds good, and the cover is also cool 🙂

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