Friday, January 06, 2012

Sharon Van Etten Plays "Serpents" on Jimmy Fallon (Video); Starts Presale for New Album

The up-and-coming Sharon Van Etten has been getting a lot of well-deserved attention recently, the biggest being her debut network TV appearance last night playing "Serpents" on Jimmy Fallon (video below). She also opened for The National on one night of their multi-night stand at the Beacon Theatre.

And today Van Etten announced on Twitter that her new album "Tramp"(which contains "Serpents"), is now available for pre-order online (the album drops on Feb. 7th). You can buy it on CD, vinyl, or a deluxe bundle, and each version includes a poster of SVE and a code that lets you download the full album on MP3 on Jan. 17th. (See photo of the deluxe bundle below.)

The album was produced in the garage studio of Aaron Dessner of The National (who also played with Van Etten on the Jimmy Fallon appearance above).

I ordered the CD version today, and can't wait until I can download the album on the 17th. I'm impressed with what I've heard from her previous albums, especially her most recent release "Epic," and am interested to see how her new collection sounds.

Van Etten will be playing two shows in New York City next month, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Feb. 24th and at Bowery Ballroom the next night. Tickets are on sale now for both.

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