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Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Tramp Deluxe Edition’ Out Today, NYC Town Hall Performance This Thursday


Sharon Van Etten brought you her Jagjaguwar debut, Tramp, back in January. What ensued after the album’s release was a fantastic year, complete with nonstop touring, a handful of TV performances and more collaborations than you can count. Sharon closes 2012 out with the release of Tramp Deluxe Edition, which features the originals plus demo versions of each song. You’ll also receive new liner notes and artwork taken from Sharon’s journals, plus the previously unreleased track, “Tell Me.” You’ll find the deluxe edition at SC Distribution and iTunes.

Sharon returns to New York City on Thursday, November 15 for a US year-ending performance at Town Hall. Joining her are some very special guests; the list includes Thurston Moore, Aaron Dessner (The National), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), Brad Cook (Megafaun) and John Maloney. Purchase advance tickets HERE.

Welcome Sharon Van Etten!

Sharon Van Etten by Dusdin Condren

We are so enormously excited and proud to welcome Sharon Van Etten to the Jagjaguwar roster.

With a voice known for its stark power and subtle refinement, Sharon Van Etten has a mastery for writing songs with direct honesty and feeling. Over the course of releasing two full-length albums celebrated by fans and critics, alike – Because I Was In Love (Language of Stone; 2009) and epic (Ba Da Bing; 2010), Sharon has affected a multitude of hearts and minds over the past couple of years.  Jagjaguwar will be releasing Sharon’s third full-length in early 2012.

Earlier this year Sharon collaborated with Justin Vernon and Megafaun for Sounds of the South and performed with them as a part of the National’s Music NOW festival in Cincinnati. Watch one of their performances below.

For Sharon Van Etten’s upcoming tour dates at Bumbershoot, Musicfest NW and more, visit the Jagjaguwar tour page.

Watch Justin Vernon in DeYarmond Edison Perform at The Fader Fort

DeYarmond Edison by Nilina Mason-Campbell for Gawker

DeYarmond Edison, the band that broke up in the cabin fable of Bon Iver, consisting of Megafaun members Joe Westerlund, Phil Cook and Brad Cook, re-united for a three-song set at The Fader Fort on Saturday night at SXSW. Sandwiched inbetween hip hop sets, they played three songs: “Lovers Will” by Bonnie Raitt, “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King and “Set Me Free,” a DeYarmond Edison original that blew the unsuspecting crowd away.  Gawker’s Nilina Mason-Campbell took the great photo of Justin performing in a Bart Simpson shirt above.

Below is the great video shot by The Fader of “You’ve Got a Friend.”  Do we have any James Taylor fans in the audience?

Justin Vernon Joins Megafaun to Reinterpret “Sounds of the South”

Photo by Jeremy M. Lange, courtesy of The Thread

Photo by Jeremy M. Lange, courtesy of The Thread

Anyone who has heard GAYNGS is already familiar with Justin Vernon’s soulful side, but an audience at Duke University got a special show this weekend as the Bon Iver frontman joined Megafaun to reinterpret the “Sounds of the South.”

Three nights of performances by Megafaun and Fight the Big Bull paid homage to Alan Lomax’s 1959 field recordings that resulted in the Sounds of the South song collection. Justin and Sharon Van Etten joined the lineup as special guests, and produced what a writer for Duke’s performance blog called “moments of radiant beauty.” From Duke’s performance blog, The Thread, “…Vernon took a soulful lead vocal on Fred McDowell’s “When I Get Home,” backed by a heavily bearded trio of R&B-style backup singers who might consider a side career as ‘ZZ Pips.’”

Sounds like an awe-inspiring show! According to the Duke blog, these performances were recorded, so we’ll be patiently waiting for the recordings to surface. Read more about the Duke Performances and see photos from the show HERE.

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Annie Clark of St. Vincent Perform Together at Benefit for Haiti

Jagjaguwar messed up, you guys.


Brooklyn Vegan put together one hell of a benefit to help the earthquake victims in Haiti, and we probably should have hopped on a plane right as soon as we heard about it and high-tailed it over to the Music Hall of Williamsburg.  We didn’t, and here is what we missed:

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Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen

Our Love by Sharon Van Etten

Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops

Angel Olsen
Victoria, BC - Club 9ONE9

Oneida
Columbus, OH - Double Happiness

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