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Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Friday, November 9

Mentioned alongside names like TV On The Radio, the National, the Antlers, and the Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten is becoming a princess of the indie rock scene. Not the type of princess that sits trapped in a high tower next to a coil of long hair, waiting for her prince in shining armor, but more like the type that sits trapped in a garage surrounded by coils of guitar cables waiting to discover the perfect vocal melody. After releasing two well received records, her first: the home-recorded album Because I Was in Love in 2009, followed by her brief sophomore release Epic in 2010, Van Etten has finally released the record that seems to have been hiding in her all along, this year’s Tramp. Her first release for Jagjaguwar records, Tramp is full of concise and honest, guitar driven tracks that Van Etten has finally been able to articulate properly with the help of producer Aaron Dessner of the National. This year the 31 year-old singer/songwriter and Dessner hunkered down in the National guitarist’s garage studio to lay down emotional tracks like “Serpents” and “Give Out;” minimal folk songs that project their power through her lyrics. Sharon Van Etten comes to the Town Ballroom this Friday (Nov 9) with support from Damien Jurado.

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