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There are a couple of reasons this year has seen the release of so many great EPs: cheaper recording technology, easier distribution methods, the death of the album cycle. But I think the prevailing reason is that, as our attention spans grow shorter and the amount of music we have to check out every day… More »

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’s… More »

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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's…
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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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…
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2014 - 11:40 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2014 - 11:27 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2014 - 10:27 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2014 - 10:22 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 25, 2014 - 10:34 am

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…
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2014 - 11:33 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2014 - 3:42 pm
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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…
Miles Bowe | October 8, 2013 - 12:49 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2013 - 11:47 am

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…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2013 - 2:21 pm
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Photos: Pickathon 2013

This past weekend, the yearly roots-influenced music festival Pickathon took place at the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Feist, Divine…
Stereogum | August 5, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Watch Sharon Van Etten Model For Ace & Jig

Sharon Van Etten is the face of Brooklyn designers Ace & Jig's F/W 2013 line. Style.com has just unveiled a video of her being rapid-fire…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 8, 2013 - 11:12 am
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National’s Trouble To Feature Sufjan, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten

The National's sixth full-length album, Trouble Will Find Me, is due out on May 21st via 4AD. It's their first album since 2010's High Violet.
Liz Pelly | March 23, 2013 - 3:35 pm
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J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – “Prisoners” (John Denver Cover)

The perma-square '70s folkie John Denver might seem like an odd choice to get the tribute-album treatment. But the man wrote "Leaving On A Jet…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2013 - 9:26 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds For Triple J

Later this year, Sharon Van Etten will open for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on tour in America. And on a recent radio session…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2013 - 8:57 am
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