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Last night Sharon Van Etten played the first of a sold out two night run at Warsaw, in support of last year’s tremendous album Are We There. As if getting to see Sharon play wasn’t enticing enough, there was also the opening set from the next big thing, Leon Bridges. It was a great night of music and it gave me a reason to catch a show at Warsaw, which is something that I need to do more (this was only my 3rd show there).
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Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want To Let You Down

2014 saw the always reliable Sharon Van Etten released Are We There, undoubtedly one of the year’s best records. She hasn’t slowed down her output in any way, starting the new year off with the delightful new single, “I Don’t Want To Let You Down,” which she debuted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week.

Van Etten always finds away to put so much emotional power into her music, and “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” is no different. It’s a smoky track that combines elements of folk rock and alt-country, taking your heart along the way.

She’ll be back in New York City next month for two sold out shows (Feb 18 + 19) at Warsaw.

The track is available to stream below (and purchase here). You can also check out her performance on Ellen right after, along with her upcoming tour dates.
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She Keeps Bees

She Keeps Bees is the Brooklyn-based duo comprised of Jessica Larrabee + Andy LaPlant. They will release their fourth album Eight Houses on September 16 via Future Gods.

First single “Is What It Is” features the hot rising star, and fellow Brooklyn native, Sharon Van Etten on vocals who adds her always signature touch to the haunting atmosphere that the song is drenched in. But it’s the combined power of her and Larrabee that provide the powerful emotional punch in the gut that will leave you wanting more.
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Sharon Van Etten - Every Time The Sun Comes Up Video

Sharon Van Etten’s new album Are We There will be released later this month (May 27)via Jagjaguwar. She has already released first single “Taking Chances” (and it’s video) as well as a follow-up track titled “Every Time The Sun Comes Up.”

She’s also released a video for that, a somewhat somber video that looks at a late night TV host of a horror show. It’s directed by David Scott Kessler and features an animated Van Etten. It’s a lovely watch all around. Catch it below.
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Sharon Van Etten – Taking Chances

By Will Oliver, March 17th 2014 — with 1 comment


The always fantastic Sharon Van Etten returns with new album Are We There on May 27 via Jagjaguwar.

The first taste of the album is “Taking Chances”, which starts off with a 90’s hazy Mazzy Star vibe, a welcome direction for the already reliable Van Etten. It finds a way to instantly connect with you, leaving you feeling warm feelings of melancholy and loss that you once thought were impossible to feel again. It’s a stunner.

Enjoy “Taking Chances” below.
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Sharon Van Etten Announces New Album: Are We There

By Will Oliver, February 20th 2014 — with 1 comment

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Late January word started to spread that Sharon Van Etten had a new album called Are We There coming out in May. All we needed was the official word from Van Etten’s camp, and now it’s finally here.

The album is indeed titled Are We There and will come out via Jagjaguwar this May. Van Etten broke the news with a simple, but effective, album trailer video that you can find below.

More info will be shared on the album in due time.
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