Here’s some exciting news for your Wednesday! Currently on the European leg of her year-long tour, Sharon Van Etten has confirmed she will in fact perform live on BBC’s flagship music program, Later with Jools Holland. The show will take place on October 9 and 12! During those dates, Sharon will also play shows in both Cambridge and Sheffield. You can see her full list of tour dates, including those with Damien Jurado, HERE.
Sharon recently collaborated with the great Rufus Wainwright on a cover of Frank Loesser’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” Be on the look out for more details regarding the forthcoming Christmas compilation. In the meantime, keep yourself busy with Sharon’s new Spotify playlist, Tunes of Nostalgia. She includes an awesome run-down on why she included each song! See both both below!
1. Jackie DeShannon – “Needles & Pins”
I used to hear it every time I went to see my boyfriend DJ before we got serious. I will forever associate that song with him.
2. B52s – “Dance This Mess Around”
My friends from the band ‘She Keeps Bees’ made me a mix with this song on it. So fun, so badass. I didn’t know B52s could be so raw.
3. Callers – “How You Hold Your Arms”
I went to see them open up for my friends, Wye Oak, randomly in Arizona when our tours crossed paths. So amazing. Must see live.
4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Two Gunslingers”
I remember my brother singing this at the top of his lungs on road trips. Every time I hear Tom Petty, I think of my brother Pete.
5. Tiny Vipers – “Dreamer”
I remember I couldn’t sleep one night. I was online, cruising, wasting time. I had a bad week and I hardly left the house. I came across Dreamer and I had it on repeat until I fell asleep crying. One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I love a good cry.
6. CAN – “Vitamin C”
I remember when my friend Joe was blaring this in his car in LA with the windows down as we were cruising to the beach. No one said anything, we just listened to music as loud as we could.
7. The Kinks – “This Time Tomorrow”
My dad jams on this song all the time. I can still remember him playing me The Kinks when I was a baby. It was one of the first shows we ever went to together. I remember Aimee Mann opened.
8. The Zombies – “She’s Not There”
I remember living in Jersey, hanging out with my friend Jimmy, sitting in his house in the woods, and playing music for each other. I had never heard the Zombies before.
9. Le Orme – “Ad Gloriam”
I remember hanging out in Pennsylvania with my good friend Sean. We would always trade music. We would turn out the lights, smoke, and turn on music. If we were having bad days, we didn’t have to talk much. We would lay down on his floor and take turns playing songs for each other. He had heard this song on WFMU and it made his day. I will never forget.