The album I keep thinking about while listening to Sharon Van Etten's latest, Tramp
, is The Trials of Van Occupanther
by Midlake. Both are elegant, mournful indie-folk records that maintain a consistent dreamlike mood throughout. I don't love Tramp
the way I love Van Occupanther
, but it's growing on me, and I won't be surprised to see it on a bunch of best-of-2012 lists. Check Van Etten out for yourself tonight (Monday, August 20), when she stops in at the Riot Room. Come early for local openers Hospital Ships and Ruddy Swain.