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Sharon Van Etten at Governors Ball 2015

By Will Oliver, August 7th 2015

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The impressive run of Sharon Van Etten has continued well into the summer of 2015, with fantastic appearances at both Boston Calling and Governors Ball. Both turns were equally as memorable performances, proof that Van Etten is perfectly capable of delighting large scale audiences with her personal blend of beautiful folk rock.

Last year she released arguably her finest album to date, the fantastic Are We There (via Jagjaguwar). She hasn’t slowed down one bit, following it up this summer with the delightful I Don’t Want To Let You Down EP, as well as a new song “Words” that is featured in the documentary Tig (which is available to stream on Netflix). Her performance at Governors Ball was yet another continuation of her glorious run. Etten is a warm and gracious performer, still capable of melting your heart no matter if it’s at a mid-sized ballroom or a large festival.

Find photos from Sharon’s set at Governors Ball posted below.
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Sharon Van Etten at Boston Calling 2015

By Will Oliver, June 2nd 2015 — with 2 comments

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The spring 2015 edition of Boston Calling got off to an extremely strong start on Friday, with sets from Sharon Van Etten, Tame Impala, and Beck. It was a short day, but one packed with a trio of incredible performers.

Van Etten was as good of anyone to kick off the weekend of music in Boston’s City Hall Plaza. It was my second time catching Sharon this year, with her utterly fantastic performance at Warsaw coming earlier in the year. She managed all the same in the larger environment of a festival stage, kicking things off confidently with a performance of “Serpents” leading things off and setting the tone for a great set full of all her best cuts. It was likely the first that many in the crowd heard of Van Etten, but she surely left with many news fans at her side.

Van Etten will make her return to New York this weekend for a performance at Governors Ball. Stay tuned for more on that performance as well. Find more photos from her set posted below.
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Sharon Van Etten and Leon Bridges at Warsaw (February 18, 2015)

By Will Oliver, February 19th 2015 — with 1 comment

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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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