Sharon Van Etten played an intimate show for us New Yorkers tonight at The Mercury Lounge. The crowd was hushed to a perfect silence for her and she seemed to shy away her quiet demeanor playfully teasing herself about her clumsiness. Nothing was clumsy about her live performance which would hit moments of beautiful fragility and then spark into big eruptions such as “Serpents”, which is a song that deserves your attention.
The set was heavily dedicated to her new album Tramp, and let me tell you, it’s sounding good. Match the song quality with her ability to transfix you live, and you’re in love. Sharon is as loveable as a person as you will find on stage. With winning songs that are easy to adore, the only question you need to be asking yourself is why you didn’t see her sooner.
Be sure to catch Sharon at a venue near you, and pick up Tramp when it comes out February 7th via Jagjaguwar.
Find more photos from the show after the jump.
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