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Sharon Van Etten Announces Tour with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sings Irving Berlin Song for ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Sharon Van Etten has spent the entirety of 2012 touring and just as she wraps up this wonderful year comes a bit of excellent news. She is all set to tour as support with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Sharon and Nick kick things off on March 14, 2013 at Dallas’s McFarlin Memorial Auditorium and continue playing throughout North America. We could not be happier for Sharon! See all the dates below!

If you’re a Boardwalk Empire fan, it is likely you noticed a familiar voice in the latest episode. We are not here to spoil the show, but we will tell you Sharon’s stunning rendition of Irving Berlin’s “What’ll I Do” played during an epic scene this past Sunday night.

Lastly, here’s your year-end fun! As 2012 comes to a close, we are seeing lots of best albums of 2012 lists. It is no surprise Sharon’s Tramp is making its way onto many, including the number 1 spot on The Fly’s ‘Top 50 Albums of 2012.’ Head to The Fly to read an awesome interview with Sharon and check her out on the cover page above! Tramp has also been included on best of 2012 lists at Paste, Uncut, Mojo and NME. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Sharon Van Etten to Release ‘Tramp Deluxe Edition’ on November 13, New Track Available For Streaming

It’s been an incredible year for Sharon Van Etten. Her Jagjaguwar debut, Tramp, has received the highest of praises, while the live performances have morphed each beautiful song into an experience. We couldn’t be happier to share the news of her Tramp Deluxe Edition, set for release on November 13! The deluxe edition features both the original album, released this past February, AND demos of each track. In addition to the 12 songs, the demo album features the previously unreleased bonus track, “Tell Me,” which you can stream above. It’s Tramp come full circle.

The demo version of Tramp includes new self-portrait artwork and liner notes about each song taken from Van Etten’s journals. Pre-order at SC Distribution or iTunes.

Earlier today, Rolling Stone named Sharon Van Etten a Band To Watch and posted an exclusive video of her and the band performing at Paris’s Ladyfest. Watch HERE. Sharon heads back out on tour this Thursday, October 25, playing Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club with Damien Jurado. See the full list of shows and ticket links HERE.

WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Premieres “Magic Chords” Video, Performs Live at Later with Jools Holland

We’ve got two amazing videos from the lovely Sharon Van Etten! First, it’s the official video for her song “Magic Chords.” Director Rick Alverson, who you know for his film The Comedy, pairs the song with a visual that is both stunningly beautiful and disturbing. Shot in Bloomington, IN last month, the video follows Sharon, dressed as puritan, through the woods and into a lake, all while she is having visions of naked bodies in piles. Watch the video above or at Pitchfork, where it premiered this morning.

Last night, Sharon and her band performed live on the esteemed BBC music program, Later with Jools Holland. They chose to play one of Tramp’s standout tracks, “Serpents,” and did an incredible job. We couldn’t be prouder! Watch above.

Sharon Van Etten continues her tour, returning to the States to join Damien Jurado come the end of October! Full list of shows HERE.

Sharon Van Etten to Play Jools Holland, Shares New Spotify Playlist

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! Read the rest of this entry »

Taking Chances 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
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Angel Olsen
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

S. Carey
Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi  w/ White Hinterland

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