Sharon Van Etten on Letterman

It’s always a bit obnoxious when indie bands roll into their late-night TV debuts looking like they just rolled out of bed, so I’m weirdly delighted to note that Sharon Van Etten and her entire backing band seemed to be rocking their very best outfits when they appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman last night. SVE seems to be developing one of those telekinetic bonds with her current touring band, and that was in full evidence last night, as they played a version of “Every Time The Sun Comes Up” that was full of quiet, confident little instrumental flourishes. It’s becoming more and more apparent everyday that she’s someone you should go see if she’s coming to your town. Watch the performance below.

SVE’s new album Are We There is out now on Jagjaguwar.

Comments (7)
  1. “Even when the sun comes up I’m in pleather…”

  2. darren jessee (of ben folds five/hotel lights) on the drums!

  3. Glad they just bleeped her “sh*t in your bathroom” lyric instead of making her change it to “poop in your bathroom” or something….

  4. I love SVE, but “stunning” is an overstatement. They did a solid job and wore nice clothes.

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