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Sharon Van Etten's latest album, Tramp, is one of our favorite releases of 2012 thus far. A combination of both gentle folk and hauntingly earnest indie rock, Tramp sounds like a classic without dating itself. It's a melancholic record with upbeat and downtempo moments, but it always manages to draw the beauty from beneath its plaintive face.
For those in the Baltimore/D.C. area, I highly recommend catching Van Etten's performance at the Ottobar this Thurday, 4/19. The Ottobar is located at 2549 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21218. Flock of Dimes (aka Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak) opens the show. Check out a few live performances here and here.
Check out the video for Tramp track "Leonard" below.
And, one of my favorite songs of 2012, which just so happens to also come from Tramp.
MP3: Sharon Van Etten - "Serpents"
Sharon Van Etten