“Serpents” (Live On Fallon) (Video)

    Jagjaguwar is putting out the third studio album by Sharon Van Etten, titled Tramp, in February, from which “Serpents” is taken. The cover art for that new record is reminiscent of John Cale’s Fear, and this performance on Jimmy Fallon’s show last night is built around the same kind of strident backbone as the title track from that record. There’s a melancholy hue to Van Etten’s vocal passages here, and it often feels like she’s putting herself through the wringer—her jerky body movements and pained expressions suggest she’s offloading a whole truckload of pain. Check it out in the clip below. [via The Audio Perv]