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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 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 perhaps more… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2014 - 11:27 am

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 film… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 3, 2014 - 10:27 am

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 a song,… More »

By: 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 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 will be… More »

By: 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 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 ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2014 - 11:33 am

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 album i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2014 - 3:42 pm

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 Children’s HospitalMore »

By: 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 “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 - 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 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 - 2:21 pm

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 Fits, Kurt Vile, and Pure Bathing Culture were among the many bands that performed at this unique festival. Check out live photos from the event from Colin McLaughlin. More »

By: 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 dressed in different pieces while her song “One Day” plays. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 8, 2013 - 11:12 am

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. Drummer Bryan Devendorf recently spoke to Gothamist about the new album, revealing that it will feature contributions from Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, and others. “There are some… More »

By: Liz Pelly / March 23, 2013 - 3:35 pm

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 Plane,” sang with the Muppets, testified against music censorship on the Congressional floor, and danced on the Orioles dugout during the 1983 World Series, so he’s OK with me. And… More »

By: 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 for Australia’s Triple J Radio, Van Etten covered one of her future tourmates’ songs: The haunting misanthropy ballad “People Ain’t No Good,” from 1997’s The Boatman’s Call. (SVE and the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2013 - 8:57 am

Rufus Wainwright & Sharon Van Etten – “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

At the end of the month, Starbucks imprint Hear Music and Concord will release Holidays Rule, a holiday songs collection featuring a bunch of standards performed by the likes of the Shins, Paul McCartney, Eleanor Friedberger Andrew Bird and more. Today, the Rufus Wainwright/Sharon Van Etten duet “Baby It’s Cold Outside” hit the web, and… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 11, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Watch Jessie Ware, Sharon Van Etten On Jools Holland

On its most recent episode, the British show Later With Jools Holland played host to a couple of women without much in common besides their tender, huge voices. Jessie Ware, who should really consider touring the U.S. one of these days, gave a powerful rendition of her excellent single “Wildest Moments,” from her Devotion album. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Sharon Van Etten – “Magic Chords” Video (NSFW)

Sharon Van Etten doesn’t exactly seem like the type to release music videos that prominently feature dicks and rigor mortis, but perhaps we should reevaluate. In SVE’s new video for “Magic Chords,” a song from her Tramp album, Etten herself plays a pilgrim lady who either discovers or hallucinates a giant pile of naked dead… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 10, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Saturday’s recap and photos, click here.
Friday’s recap below…

12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza’s chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit — two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Nardwuar Interviews Sharon Van Etten

Everyone’s favorite Human Serviette recently interviewed Sharon Van Etten and her band’s guitarist Doug Keith in his hometown of Vancouver. They talk ska, Conan O’Brien, and Sharon Van Etten’s connection to Obama. Good vibes abound! Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 5, 2012 - 9:32 am