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New Music Tuesday with Ann Powers: Mark Lanegan Band and Sharon Van Etten

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Sharon Van Etten performs onstage during the 2011 Northside Music Festival at McCarren Park on June 17, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

Music critic Ann Powers joins the show to discuss two artists with very strong voices.

Mark Lanegan Band

Mark Lanegan has departed from the sound of his grunge days as the lead singer of Screaming Trees, but the lyrics on his new album "Blues Funeral" are still dark and brooding.

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten's new album "Tramp" is already getting accolades. It's Van Etten's third album and features artists like the National’s Aaron Dessner and Zach Condon of Beirut .

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