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Sharon Van Etten, Lucius, & Kelela Model For Madewell

It’s sometimes a little weird when ostensibly indie artists team up with brands to model clothes — take DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith doing so for Yves Saint Laurent or the Smith Westerns for Gap — but something’s gotta pay the bills. The latest round of indie modelers comes from Madewell, who partnered with Sharon Va… More »

By: James Rettig / May 19, 2015 - 10:06 am

Sharon Van Etten – “Remembering Mountains” (Lyrics By Karen Dalton) (Stereogum Premiere)

How many albums full of songs sung by Karen Dalton exist? Not many, technically, yet relics and stories from the folk singer’s short life keep emerging. For instance, they say Dalton hated being recorded and the existence of her 1969 album It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best was the… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 12, 2015 - 11:32 am

Sharon Van Etten – “Just Like Blood”

Sharon Van Etten has a new EP called I Don’t Want To Let You Down coming out next month, and she debuted its title track on Ellen back in January. “Just Like Blood,” the second track on the EP and the second one she’s shared, is a slow-motion stunner. Van Etten’s weathered croon sounds more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2015 - 11:27 am

Sharon Van Etten Announces I Don’t Want To Let You Down EP

Sharon Van Etten will release a new EP called I Don’t Want To Let You Down this June. Among the many collaborators are the War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and Dave Hartley, Megafaun’s Brad Cook, and Ben Folds Five’s Darren Jessee (who joined Van Etten’s touring band last year). A press release touts the five-song… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2015 - 10:45 am

The National – “Sunshine On My Back”

The National are getting in on this whole “surprise music” thing. No, they haven’t shared an entire new album, but an unannounced single called “Sunshine On My Back” appeared online today. Its sound isn’t going to shock you, but you’ll probably be awed by how well this band continues to derive genius from its finely… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 2, 2015 - 9:48 am

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 Brooklyn-based… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 12, 2015 - 2:33 pm

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 Bear,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015 - 1:03 pm

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 song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 26, 2015 - 9:52 am

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 AreMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 8:18 am

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 - 2:50 pm

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 - 9:39 am

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 - 3:04 pm

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 - 4:56 pm

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. Sean Durkin,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 28, 2014 - 1:33 pm

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 - 9:09 am

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 laid-back… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 2, 2014 - 3:21 pm

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’s “Our… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 17, 2014 - 4:25 pm

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 - 11:08 am

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 - 11:17 am

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 a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014 - 2:23 pm
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