Four years after her first recording for Weathervane’s Shaking Through series, Sharon Van Etten returned with Torres to record New Skin, a version of which will appear on Torres’ forthcoming album. Joining them also were Adam Granduciel of The War on Drugs, Dave Hartley (aka Nightlands) on bass, and Chris Wilson of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists on drums.
New Skin sounds more or less exactly as you’d imagine and hope a combination of the above forces would if you layered the best of each of them over one another. In other words, its one hell of a combination: Torres’ heartfelt vocals backed by Van Etten, with a typical and effortlessly cool Granduciel guitar backdrop. You can listen to the finished track on Soundcloud, below, and watch the band form and storm it in this video.
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