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Watch Sharon Van Etten Play Shade Or No Shade On Funny Or Die

Throwing Shade is a Funny Or Die video podcast, and its most recent episode has an interview with Sharon Van Etten, whose relaxed presence makes an odd fit with the two decidedly energetic hosts. But when asked to play the word-association game Shade Or No Shade, Van Etten is entirely game. Watch it below… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2014

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

Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant are gearing up to release Eight Houses, their fourth album as She Keeps Bees. Single "Is What It Is" sets Larrabee's soothing alto murmurs against minimal organ parts and a sparse drumbeat, and the less-is-more effect is powerful. Notably, it's one of two songs on the album that features Sharo… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 24, 2014

Watch Sharon Van Etten Perform Are We There Songs In A London Church For Amazon

Next week Sharon Van Etten will release her third album Are We There, and Amazon UK has shared a trio of songs from it performed live by the singer/songwriter at St. Pancras Old Church in London. She strips down "Tarifa," "Afraid of Nothing," and "Taking Chances." Head to Amazon UK Artist Lounge to… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014

To Know Somebody In And Out: The Honesty, Pain, And Searching Of Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There

It takes about ten minutes from the moment I meet Sharon Van Etten for her to make her first confession: "Sorry, I'm pretty hungover today." She says it with a sort of bashful glance downwards -- as if it's uncommon for a musician to show up for an interview in such a state. Then she… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 21, 2014

Stream Sharon Van Etten Are We There

We've already heard "Taking Chances," "Every Time The Sun Comes Up," and "Your Love Is Killing Me" from Sharon Van Etten's beautiful new album Are We There, which was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Stewart Lerman. Now can stream the whole thing on iTunes Radio right here. The album comes out o… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Your Love Is Killing Me”

Sharon Van Etten's new album Are We There is imminent, and after sharing the songs "Taking Chances" and "Every Time The Sun Comes Up," she's broken us off with a new one called "Your Love Is Killing Me." It's a cinematic, slow-building pocket epic, and SVE sings the shit out of it. Liste… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Every Time The Sun Comes Up” Video

Sharon Van Etten's new album Are We There ends with "Every Time The Sun Comes Up," a gorgeous soft-focus ballad that may be one of the best songs she's ever written. The song's brand-new video, from director David Scott Kessler, focuses on an old-school horror-movie TV host, one of the theatrical ghouls who… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014

Watch Sharon Van Etten Cover Bruce Springsteen At The Stone Pony

The New Jersey native Sharon Van Etten has just joined the long, long list of indie types who have covered Bruce Springsteen. In her case, she did a soft, emotive solo-piano version of "Drive All Night," a slow, grand centerpiece from The River. She did it for The A.V. Club's new video series Pioneering,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2014

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sometimes the 5 Best Songs Of The Week get along with each other quite well, but this week they're a bit at odds. One-half of the now-disbanded Girls gives us an earnest ode to loss and pain, while Sharon Van Etten subverts her usual struggle and strife to disguise a few sly jabs. Ariana Grande… More »

By: Stereogum / May 2, 2014

Watch Sharon Van Etten Unplug “Every Time The Sun Comes Up” In A London Church

Yesterday, Sharon Van Etten shared "Every Time The Sun Comes Up," the tough and pretty song that ends her forthcoming LP Are We There. And during a recent session for NME, she played a live acoustic version of the song in Islington, London's Emmanuel Church, with one person accompanying her on backing vocals and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Every Time The Sun Comes Up”

We're less than a month away from the release of Sharon Van Etten's new album Are We There, and she's only now getting around to letting us hear a second song from the LP. We've already posted first single "Taking Chances," and now she's followed it up with a tough, gorgeous slow-burn called… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2014

Torres – “New Skin” (Feat. The War On Drugs & Sharon Van Etten)

Back when I was a teenage nu-metal fan, "New Skin" was the song that got me into Incubus, which actually was a huge upgrade from some of the dreck I was subjecting myself to at the time. I'll still ride for the Incubus song, but this new Torres song called "New Skin" is perha… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Taking Chances” Video

When Sharon Van Etten released "Taking Chances," the lead single from her upcoming Are We There, Tom noted that it was smoother and more accessible than the dark and brooding SVE joints we've come to expect. The video weirds things up a bit, though, by remaking the opening sequence from the 1962 Agnes Varda… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 3, 2014

Sharon Van Etten – “Taking Chances”

Sharon Van Etten announced the impending release of her new album Are We There last month, but up until now, the only taste we've had of it is a way-to-short trailer video. This morning, though, Van Etten shared "Taking Chances," the album's first single, and it's a surprisingly smooth and polished glide of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2014

Sharon Van Etten Are We There Details

Sharon Van Etten already spilled the beans on the impending release of Are We There, her forthcoming follow-up to 2012's Tramp, and the tiny bit of music she shared in her too-short album trailer sounded deeply pretty. And now SVE is ready to let us know the particulars of her new album, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014

Watch A Too-Short Trailer For Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There

A few weeks ago, Sharon Van Etten let it slip that she has a new album called Are We There coming this spring. We still have yet to hear a studio version of a single song from the LP, which follows 2012's widely loved Tramp. But in a new trailer she's posted online, SVE… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2014

Sharon Van Etten’s Are We There? Due In May

Sharon Van Etten has been around for a while, but the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter broke through in a big way with her 2012 album Tramp. And now, as Twitter user Al Horner points out, she's planning to follow that album up this spring. The latest print edition of NME has the scoop. The new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014

J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” Video

J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten put a cover out of John Denver's "Prisoner" this year, and it now comes with this excellent Funny Or Die music video. In the world of this video, it seems like people can just be John Denver in the same way some people on Adult Swim's excellent More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 8, 2013

Julianna Barwick – “Crystal Lake” Live At Judson Church Video

This video from Julianna Barwick's Nepenthe release show at Judson Church is the most exquisitely gorgeous sound I've encountered in a long time. Barwick conjures "Crystal Lake" as an extended celestial sigh with an assist from guest musicians Scott Bell and Rose Nelis and guest vocalists Sharon Van Etten and Taraka and Nimai Larson from… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 3, 2013

Watch Sharon Van Etten Play New Song “Tarifa” For KEXP

The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten elbowed her way onto the indie rock A-list last year with her album Tramp, and hopefully she'll follow it up sometime soon with something just as forceful. Signs are promising. Earlier this month, Van Etten played the Pickathon festival. And while she was there, she played a quick video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013