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Following up a set from Drake would be a tough job for anyone, and the bill for Saturday’s Governors Ball did seem a little sparse for the second full day. Still, New Yorkers and others who had trekked to the city specifically for the festival came out in droves on Saturday — at least the… More »

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 »

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 »

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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
Miles Bowe | October 2, 2014 - 3:21 pm
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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
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,…
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…
James Rettig | August 31, 2014 - 11:17 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | August 14, 2014 - 2:23 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 5:43 pm

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 o…
Peter Helman | July 28, 2014 - 4:25 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2014 - 8:22 am
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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:…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2014 - 10:21 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2014 - 8:50 am
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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 make…
Tom Breihan | July 9, 2014 - 2:23 pm
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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" set…
Chris DeVille | June 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | May 21, 2014 - 1:17 pm
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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."…
Ryan Leas | May 21, 2014 - 9:47 am
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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
James Rettig | May 18, 2014 - 2:19 pm
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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'…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2014 - 1:05 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2014 - 9:08 am
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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,…
Tom Breihan | May 5, 2014 - 12:47 pm

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…
Stereogum | May 2, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2014 - 10:37 am
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