Sharon Van Etten, “Serpents” (free mp3)December 1, 2011
By Carter Maness
Sharon Van Etten has a voice and songwriting prowess that could steal any show, and her newest slice of solo glory finds her leading a band featuring The National’s Dessner brothers, Matt Barrick from The Walkmen and Doveman’s Thomas Bartlett. “Serpents” is recorded with lush sonics, leaving her to emote over guitars that twang, scream and chug. What else would you expect with this class? Find more on her upcoming Tramp, which arrives February 7 via Jagjaguwar.