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“Cancel ALL of your evening plans. Plant yourself in front of your television and prepare yourself for three or so minutes of some serious greatness. It’s definitely going to be worth it!”

Did you heed our advice yesterday? Tell me you didn’t miss Sharon Van Etten’s performance of “Leonard” last night on “mini” Conan! Luckily for all of us, the fine people at Conan have provided us with the video. WATCH IT ABOVE. Also, don’t miss Sharon perched next to Shaq at the end of show! Uhhhh, can we just say how awesome that was?!?!

Last week, Sharon played to over 3,000 SXSW-goers at the NPR showcase then went on to headline the Jagjaguwar party, only to leave Austin soon after for a Los Angeles take down. Perhaps you heard Sharon play on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic Monday morning? If not, no worries! Stream it HERE. As you can tell, it seems there’s no stopping point in sight. Catch her live with The War on Drugs this spring; full list of dates HERE.

Finally, check out the interview Sharon gave to Cian Traynor at The Quietus. Sharon gives a run-down of some of the the pivotal moments in her music career. Read it HERE.

WATCH: New Sharon Van Etten Video for “Leonard”

“Leonard” by Sharon Van Etten from Secretly Jag on Vimeo.

The new video for Sharon Van Etten’s “Leonard” takes the viewer on a kaleidoscopic journey, acting as a serious set of visuals to one of the many standout tracks from Tramp. Directed by Sam Zimman, the video premiered earlier this morning via the Los Angeles Times. It all comes in the midst of what has been an unbelievably successful year for Sharon, as fans and critics alike have opened their arms wide for the immensely talented songstress. On tour now, she will soon head to SXSW to perform at NPR’s showcase at Stubbs on March 14th and then at the Jagjaguwar showcase at the Mohawk on March 15th. Hope to see you there! Watch the video above!

Last, but certainly not least, LOS ANGELES HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE SHARON VAN ETTEN TICKETS & MERCH! She’ll perform at theAvalon on March 20th and KCRW has an awesome package, including a pair of tickets, to give to one lucky gal or guy. All you have to do is go HERE and leave a comment! A winner will be randomly selected on March 19th! Don’t forget to read the instructions on what to leave in your comment!!

Sharon Van Etten Records With the NY Times Popcast, Preview New Song “Leonard”

Sharon Van Etten spoke this week with Larry Rohter of the New York Times Music Popcast. They had a great talk about recording Tramp with Aaron Dessner, the progression of its instrumentation, and the emotional places informing the new record.

Sharon also performs acoustic versions of “Leonard”  and “Serpents” from the upcoming album. If you are even a baby fan, you need to download the bejesus out of this. It’s so, so lovely.

I also like the Australian artist Gotye who is interviewed right before Sharon. He sounds like Peter Gabriel, and 20 million people have watched his awesome video.

You can download the Popcast on iTunes here or via the NY Times Arts section.

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