With its first major label release, 2008’s Remind Me in 3 Days, The Knux immediately got touted as one of the most innovative and different-sounding new acts in hip-hop. There was only one problem with that sort of talk.
“It really wasn’t all that strange because we do little promo stuff all over the place,” Kenney says, noting that launching a new album typically involves playing at radio stations and for other movers and shakers.
Completing an album can be like a life passage, closing one chapter and opening another. The third chapter in Sharon Van Etten’s recorded history, Tramp’s a haunting record that pushes out beyond the minimalist, emotionally raw folk of Van Etten’s first two albums.