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Watch Sharon Van Etten Move A Superfan TV Anchorman To Tears

Sharon Van Etten is on tour promoting her latest offering, Are We There, which made our 50 Best Albums Of 2014 list and is one of my personal favorite records of last year. But New Zealander John Campbell definitely loves Van Etten more than I do. The newscaster was moved to tears when the… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 12, 2015

Hear Indie Folk Supergroup Sounds Of The South Play “Trials, Troubles, Tribulations” From MusicNOW – 10 Years Comp

For the past decade, the National’s Bryce Dessner has been helping to put together Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival, which regularly features acts from the National’s orbit doing one-off collaborations. A new compilation called MusicNOW - 10 Years collects live recordings from past years, and it features big indie stars like Robin Pecknold, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – “To Keep And Be Kept” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten)

Jack Ladder is an Australian bandleader with a big, decadent, surly voice that invites inevitable comparisons to his countryman Nick Cave, and he's also got a backing band called the Dreamlanders that counts Kirin J Callahan among its number. He's already teamed up with Sharon Van Etten on "Come On Back This Way," a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2015

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play Surprise New Single “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” On Ellen

Sharon Van Etten had a huge year last year, with her album Are We There establishing her as one of our greatest rootsy indie rockers. It doesn't look like she's going to let up anytime soon. Yesterday, Van Etten was a musical guest on Ellen, and rather than playing any of the songs from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015

Watch Deer Tick And Sharon Van Etten Cover Lou Reed In Brooklyn

Providence roots-rockers Deer Tick are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a six-day residency at New York's Brooklyn Bowl, where they're sporting yellow bowling shirts and covering a different classic album each night, culminating in a New Year's Eve set of fan-requested songs. After starting things off with NRBQ's Tiddlywinks, Deer Tick took on Lou Reed'… More »

By: Peter Helman / December 29, 2014

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool'… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014

Watch The Treacly Trailer For Anne Hathaway’s Brooklyn Folk Scene Drama Song One, Featuring New Music By Jenny Lewis

Song One is a new film "set against the backdrop of Brooklyn's vibrant modern-folk music scene" that stars Anne Hathaway as an anthropologist who returns to New York after her musician brother ends up in a coma after a car accident. She then begins to explore the "vibrant modern-folk music scene" that her brother wa… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week in this space, I wondered where the hell all the Halloween-themed videos were. They all finally showed up this week -- including a few today, which puts them out of contention for this week's list. But some of the best videos of the week weren't dark or spooky at all. They were technicolor… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love Is Killing Me” Video

Sharon Van Etten doesn't appear in her video for "Your Love Is Killing Me," a gorgeous song from her Are We There album. Instead, Carla Juri, the star of the new indie film Wetlands, plays a woman with a lot on her mind and no real regard for New York City's indoor-smoking ban. Sea… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014

Watch A Kid Interview Sharon Van Etten

At this point, I have to imagine that most bands' backstage warm-up routines, before coming onstage, involve talking to little kids and their cameraphone-wielding parents. We see so many of these things! They are simultaneously awkward and sweet, and sometimes they're more revealing than the interviews these bands give to grown-ups. The most recent interviewee:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2014

Listen To Sharon Van Etten On The Todd Barry Podcast

Todd Barry's podcast usually features comedians, but every now and then he'll invite a musician to join him for a conversation. Back in June we heard A.C. Newman and Barry reminisce about their friendship, and in the podcast he released today, Barry interviews Sharon Van Etten. This one is fantastic as well; it's a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 2, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Our Love (The Juan MacLean Remix)”

Sharon Van Etten gave us the sweepingly beautiful album Are We There this past spring, and the Juan Maclean put out the Album Of The Week-honored In A Dream yesterday, so they're both strong artists in top form, but who could have predicted they'd mesh together so well? This new remix of Van Etten'… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 17, 2014

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – “Come On Back This Way” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Australian surrealist crooner Jack Ladder and his band, the Dreamlanders (including one of Stereogum's favorite weirdos, Kirin J. Callinan) will return with their fourth album, Playmates, this fall. Album opener "Come On Back This Way," one of two tracks featuring guest vocals by Sharon Van Etten, sets Ladder's haunting baritone against jaunty karaoke-lounge synth sounds. More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 2, 2014

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play “Break Me” And “Tarifa” On Kimmel

Sharon Van Etten stopped by Jimmy Kimmel on Friday night to perform two songs from her fantastic new album Are We There. She did emotional and low-key performances of "Tarifa" and "Break Me." You can watch video of both below. More »

By: James Rettig / August 31, 2014

She Keeps Bees – “Owl” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten)

On Eight Houses, the new album from the Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees, the band's fellow borough resident Sharon Van Etten shows up to add guest vocals to two songs. One of those songs is "Is What It Is," and we've already posted that one. The other is "Owl," a soft-focus indie-folk slow-burn with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2014

Øyafestivalen has now entered its 13th year, and last week, the Norwegian festival's 2014 iteration filled Oslo with excellent artists. There were folk musicians like Angel Olsen and Bill Callahan alongside electronic artists like Todd Terje and Darkside alongside major headlining acts like Outkast, Robyn, and Queens Of The Stone Age. We sent photographer More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 13, 2014

She Keeps Bees – “Is What It Is” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten) Video

A month ago, She Keeps Bees shared the affectingly minimal "Is What It Is," from their upcoming album Eight Houses, featuring Sharon Van Etten on backup vocals. The song seems made for lonely late-night drives, and the font of the title card for its new video, appearing above a car speeding down a darkened… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 28, 2014

Watch Sharon Van Etten’s Stunning Letterman Performance

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 LettermanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2014

Watch Justin Vernon Join Sharon Van Etten In Minneapolis

Last night, Sharon Van Etten and her band played the Minneapolis venue First Avenue. And when encore time came around, she had a special guest: Bon Iver frontman and occasional Minneapolis resident Justin Vernon, SVE's Jagjaguwar labelmate, who sang "Love More" and "Every Time The Sun Comes Up" with Van Etten. "Every Time TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Our Love” Video

Sharon Van Etten's new video for "Our Love," a song from her recent album Are We There, is an intimate and sexy kind of thing -- almost entirely in black-and-white, shot in that soft morning light, with tons of implied humping. We see SVE and a companion waking up together, but we only see hand… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2014
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