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EP ANNOUNCE // Sharon Van Etten Announces “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP Out June 9th

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Sharon Van Etten has never needed much room to make a grand statement. With four albums diligently released during the last six years, she’s become one of music’s most astute new cartographers of the heart, able to capture emotional trials and triumphs with incisive lines and a voice that loses nothing in the translation and transmission of feelings. Her second record, epic, needed only seven tracks to live up to its title. Her subsequent albums, 2012’s Tramp and last year’s Are We There, went longer, but Van Etten managed still to squeeze enormous sentiments into especially small spaces. From start to rising stardom, Van Etten has forever understood the impact of economy.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Van Etten’s forthcoming five-song EP, I Don’t Want to Let You Down, functions as much more than some between-albums, on-tour stopgap. In only 22 minutes, Van Etten offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. The songs are as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever done. Produced by Van Etten and Are We There producing partner Stewart Lerman, the EP features a sterling crew of collaborators: Heather Woods Broderick (keyboards, strings, vocals), Doug Keith (guitar), Zeke Hutchins (drums), Brad Cook (bass), Darren Jesse (drums), Peter Broderick (strings), Stuart Bogie (woodwinds), and The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel (guitar) and Dave Hartley (bass).

Sharon Van Etten I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. An instant free download of the title track, debuted in January on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, comes with each digital pre-order. Surrounding the release of the EP, Sharon will play select festivals and tour South America. Full tour dates after the jump.

Pre-Order I Don’t Want to Let You Down via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

I Don’t Want to Let You Down EP Tracklisting:
1. I Don’t Want To Let You Down
2. Just Like Blood
3. I Always Fall Apart
4. Pay My Debts
5. Tell Me [Live]

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WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Debuts New Single “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” On The Ellen Show, Now Available As Digital Single + New Tour Dates


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Life just keeps getting better and better for Sharon Van Etten. In 2014, she gave us the breathtaking Are We There which made itself onto a smattering of Top Ten lists, including Uncut, Noisey, Under The Radar, American Songwriter, Drowned In Sound, Paste, Stereogum & Q Magazine. Yesterday, a ga-jillion people saw Sharon on The Ellen Show where she debuted new single ‘I Don’t Want To Let You Down’ (Also on the episode was Mariah Carey, but alas, no guest verse from Mimi). Catch the performance above and listen to the track on our SoundCloud page.

Download the track on iTunes and stream it on Spotify.

Everyone in Ellen’s audience got a copy of Are We There and YOU CAN TOO. Order it via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

In addition to this performance, Sharon is kicking off the year with two sold out shows at Warsaw in Brooklyn next month before touring the rest of the globe. Full Dates after the jump.

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LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten Performs Four Live Tracks For ‘Spotify Sessions’

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Looking for some more tracks to add to your ‘Tryptophan Mixtape ’14′? Plan ahead for when that warm, fuzzy feeling starts kicking in with these four new live tracks from Sharon Van Etten. Recorded at the Spotify offices in New York, Sharon shares tracks “Tarifa”, “Every Time The Sun Comes Up”, and “Afraid Of Nothing” from 2014′s Are We There, in addition to “Tornado” from her debut LP Because I Was In Love. Listen via Spotify or below.

Sharon has a few dates left in Europe before picking things back up in February with shows in Japan, Australia, and Mexico. Full dates + ticket links after the jump.

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WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Your Love Is Killing Me” Video Dir. By Sean Durkin And Feat. Carla Juri, Announces World Tour In 2015

Sharon Van Etten currently is selling out shows all across Europe (just head to her Instagram to see the results) and today she shares a long-awaited video for “Your Love Is Killing Me”, one of her most personal and critically acclaimed tracks [including receiving a Pitchfork “Best New Music” when it premiered]. Directed by Sean Durkin [Martha Marcy May Marlene, Southcliffe] and featuring Carla Juri [Wetlands], the video is more of a short film than music video and should not be missed. Watch it above or on YouTube / Vevo. For a look at behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot and more, head to Indiewire where it premiered yesterday.

If you haven’t picked up Sharon’s latest album Are We There, do yourself a favor and grab it today via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see current touring dates plus world tour shows happening in 2015.

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LISTEN // Sharon Van Etten’s “Our Love” Gets Remix Treatment From The Juan MacLean [DFA Records]


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Sharon Van Etten continues her North American tour next month starting on the 3rd playing the Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. To celebrate her return to the stage after a brief break from an already extensive 2014 world tour, Sharon shared a special remix by The Juan MacLean [DFA Records] with THE FADER yesterday. The Juan MacLean is the super-duo of DFA‘s John MacLean and LCD Soundsystem‘s Nancy Whang. Listen to it above or here on Soundcloud.

On the remix Sharon writes,
“I feel very lucky that Juan Maclean made the time to do a remix of my song. Being a huge fan of Air, Daft Punk, James Murphy, I was looking for something that had a bit of edge, but I wasn’t expecting this. He started by giving it a lot of space and let the vocals remain dark and bleak while incorporating both my samples and his own sound. I feel honored that he wanted to collaborate.”

If you missed it a few weeks ago, watch Sharon perform “Break Me” and “Tarifa” on Jimmy Kimmel Live here on Youtube and “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” on Late Show with David Letterman here on YouTube.

Pick up her new album via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.


TOUR DATES:
[all tickets: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

10/03/14 San Francisco, CAHardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival FREE
10/07/14 Toronto, ONThe Opera House BUY TICKETS
10/08/14 Ferndale, MIThe Loving Touch w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/09/14 Columbus, OHWexner Center for the Arts w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Chicago, ILThalia Hall BUY TICKETS
10/13/14 Iowa City, IAGabe’s Oasis w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/14/14 Champaign, ILHigh Dive w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/15/14 St. Louis, MOThe Luminary Center for the Arts w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/17/14 Dallas, TXThe Kessler Theatre w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/18/14 Austin, TXThe Mohawk w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/20/14 Atlanta, GAThe Earl w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/21/14 Asheville, NCGrey Eagle w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/23/14 Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/24/14 Charlottesville, VAJefferson Theatre w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
10/25/14 Baltimore, MDOttobar w/ Tiny Ruins BUY TICKETS
11/16/14 Hasselt, BEMuziekodroom BUY TICKETS
11/17/14 Hamburg, DEPrinzenbar BUY TICKETS
11/18/14 Copenhagen, DKVega BUY TICKETS
11/20/14 Groningen, NLVera BUY TICKETS
11/21/14 Gent, BEHandelsbeurs BUY TICKETS
11/24/14 Manchester, UKCathedral BUY TICKETS
11/25/14 Glasgow, UKArt School BUY TICKETS
11/26/14 Birmingham, UKLibrary BUY TICKETS
11/27/14 Brighton, UKCorn Exchange BUY TICKETS
12/01/14 Paris, FRLa Maroquinerie BUY TICKETS
12/02/14 Stuttgart, DE1210 BUY TICKETS
12/04/14 Lausanne, CHLe Romandie BUY TICKETS
12/05/14 Basel, CHKaserne-Rosstall BUY TICKETS
12/06/14 Bologna, ITLocomotiv BUY TICKETS
12/08/14 Milan, IT – Salumeria della Musica BUY TICKETS
12/10/14 Barcelona, ESFoyer del Gran Teatre del Liceu de Barcelona BUY TICKETS
12/11/14 Madrid, ESTeatro Lara – American Autumn BUY TICKETS

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

S. Carey
Cambridge, MA - Living Room Show

Sharon Van Etten
Bristol, UK - Trinity  w/ Sam Amidon

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