« Music video: The Stepkids - "Suburban Dream" | Main | Video: Ted Leo covers Chumbawamba's "Rappaport's Testament" »
Wednesday
Nov232011

Listen: Sharon Van Etten - "Serpents" ft. Julianna Barwick, Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett, & Jenn Wasner

Sharon Van Etten

New Jersey native Sharon Van Etten released quite an impressive track off her new album, Tramp, today. On “Serpents”, Van Etten employs a star-studded ensemble of her fellows: Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, Julianna Barwick, Thomas Bartlett of Doveman, and Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak. Impressive crew aside, though, it’s Van Etten’s vocals that make the melancholy track compelling.

“Serpents” comes from Van Etten’s forthcoming third album, Tramp, which comes out on February 7th via Jagjaguar. Van Etten’s ragtag crew gets even more impressive on the rest of the album with the help of Zach Condon of Beirut and Matt Barrick of the Walkmen. Check out “Serpents”, and review her tour dates, below.

 

Sharon Van Etten 2011/2012 tour dates

12-13 New York, NY - Beacon Theatre ^
2-10 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
2-11 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
2-12 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
2-14 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center *
2-15 Newport, KY - Southgate House *
2-17 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
2-18 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
2-21 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *
2-22 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore *
2-23 Boston, MA - Paradise *
2-24 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
2-25 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
3-20 Los Angeles, CA - The Avalon #
3-21 San Francisco, CA - The Independent #
3-23 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater #
3-24 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret #
3-25 Seattle, WA - The Neptune 
3-27 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room #
3-28 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater #
3-31 St. Louis, MO - Luminary Center for the Arts #
4-01 Bloomington, IN - Rhino's #

^ with the National
* with Shearwater
# with the War on Drugs