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Sharon Van Etten to Play in NPR Music’s SXSW Showcase, New York Times Shares New Video of “We Are Fine”

The New York Times recently visited Sharon Van Etten in her Brooklyn neighborhood for an intimate look at how she’s living these days and to talk about how exactly it all came to be. With her sophomore album out next Tuesday, February 7th, the buzz surrounding Sharon couldn’t be better. “The difficult past is always present in Van Etten’s music, a mesmerizing catalog that somehow combines the venom of P J Harvey with a choir loft full of Emmylou Harrises singing harmony,” writes NY Times. Indeed, she’s presented us with an album worth getting excited about and the feedback has been tremendous.

Van Etten takes us back to a flower shop by day, speakeasy at night, where she played for one of the first times. NY Times captures another stunning video of Van Etten and bandmate, Heather Woods Broderick, performing “We Are Fine” in the shop; you can watch it above. Sharon is currently touring in support of Tramp and there’s a good chance you’ll be able to see her in your city. Check out her full list of dates HERE.

In the midst of her tour, it looks like Sharon will be making a detour south: NPR Music just announced she will be playing in their SXSW showcase alongside Andrew Bird and Alabama Shakes. The showcase takes place on March 14th and will be available for live streaming!

Last, but certainly not least, check out this Low Times podcast, in which Sharon talks to Maggie Serota about her transition back east.

Videos Surface of the GAYNGS Showcase at SXSW 2011

Join us on a walk down memory lane as we recall the magical March evening when some Jagjaguwar staffers became honorary GAYNG members in the shadows of the Mohawk stage, while promises of the party-after-the-after-party lured the rest of us to brave uncharted territory of suburban Austin, Texas.

Here are some new videos of GAYNGS headlining their Mohawk showcase at SXSW 2011.

Under The Radar Charity Auction for Japan Features lots of Okkervil River Goodies

Under The Radar is currently holding a charity auction to benefit the relief effort in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the nation. Among the items being auctioned are three copies of the poster above autographed by each band that played UTR’s SXSW party this year, including Okkervil River, Menomena, Owen Pallett, Porcelain Raft, Surfer Blood and more. Other Okkervil River rarities and more items donated by the participating bands are also included in the auction. The bidding ends tomorrow at 10am (PST). Check out more info and links to the items being auctioned off at Under The Radar’s website HERE.

 

New Bon Iver Interview with Triple J!

Justin Vernon and Zan Rowe of Triple J

Back in March at SXSW we had a terrific secret: there was a new Bon Iver album coming.  Justin did one interview, and one interview only – Australia’s Triple J. Zan Rowe is a tremendous fan and had traveled all the way around the world, so we had to let her in on it.  She recorded a terrific interview to announce Bon Iver, Bon Iver to the listeners on her show – Mornings with Zan. Not surprisingly they spoke about the first song, “Perth,” and Justin’s connection to Australia. The rest of the (very illuminating) interview will likely go live in June.
 

The Cave Singers Tour with Fleet Foxes. Play Newport Folk Festival.

On the heels of The Cave Singers’ fevered, inspired run at SXSW, we are honored to announce that the band will join their Seattle bretheren Fleet Foxes on a full U.S. tour in May. A true coalesence of modern, left-of-center folk songcraft, the tour is sure to be one of the premiere bills for the genre in 2011. Post-Fleet Foxes, The Cave Singers head to Europe for select dates, before returning to America for more Midwestern dates, some scheduled and more to follow. July 30-31 you’ll find The Cave Singers performing at the historic Newport Folk Festival, and August finds the band back in Europe for dates at the Beacons and Greenman festivals. Check out the dates with Fleet Foxes below, and click HERE to see The Cave Singers full tour schedule.

05/05 Oakland, CA- Fox Theatre w/ Fleet Foxes
05/06 San Diego, CA- Spreckels Theatre w/ Fleet Foxes
05/07 Hollywood, CA- Hollywood Palladium w/ Fleet Foxes
05/08 Tucson, AZ- Rialto Theatre w/ Fleet Foxes
05/10 Austin, TX- Stubb’s w/ Fleet Foxes
05/11 Dallas, TX- Palladium Ballroom w/ Fleet Foxes
05/13 Nashville, TN- Ryman Auditorium w/ Fleet Foxes
05/14 Atlanta, GA- The Tabernacle w/ Fleet Foxes
05/15 Washington DC- DAR Constitution Hall w/ Fleet Foxes
05/17 Boston, MA- Orpheum Theatre w/ Fleet Foxes
05/18 New York, NY- United Palace Theatre w/ Fleet Foxes
05/19 New York, NY- United Palace Theatre w/ Fleet Foxes
05/21 Philadelphia, PA- Tower Theatre w/ Fleet Foxes

 

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
Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree

S. Carey
Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center  w/ White Hinterland

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