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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 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

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 ClintMore »

By: 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 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 highway,… More »

By: 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 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 - 8:22 am

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 The SunMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2014 - 10:21 am

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 - 8:50 am

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; her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 9, 2014 - 2:23 pm

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 - 12:52 pm

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 watch all… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 21, 2014 - 1:17 pm

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 - 9:47 am

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 on 5/27 via Jagjaguwar. More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 2:19 pm

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. Listen to it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2014 - 1:05 pm

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 used to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

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, performing… More »

By: 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 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 - 4:57 pm

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 some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014 - 10:37 am

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 “Every Time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 29, 2014 - 11:40 am