RECORD STORE DAY IS UPON US. As April nears, we all frantically search the web looking for the novelty releases that have all the potential to become our year favorites. No searching necessary – Sharon Van Etten has joined Shearwater for a collaborative split 7″, out April 20 via Sub Pop. The single features Shearon Van Ettenwater shredding something serious on their previously recorded cover of the Stevie Nicks/Tom Petty duet “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” which you can watch above.
The b-side features a new song, “A Wake for the Minotaur.” Only 3,000 of the these babies exist, so you better put it at the top of your list. You will also find “A Wake for the Minotaur” on Sub Pop’s Terminal Sales Vol. 6: The Silver Ticket CD comp, a free RSD giveaway. See artwork below and all the details at Pitchfork!
Hallelujah! Dinosaur Jr. are bringing their live show to the West Coast! They’ve announced a handful of dates in between their Australian and European tours; included in the tour is a performance at Coachella! Check out all stops below.
J Mascis recently teamed up with Sharon Van Etten for a song on the new John Denver tribute album. Listen to “Prisoners” at Pitchfork.
West Coast Tour:
04/11/13 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04/12/13 Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu
04/13/13 Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
04/14/13 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/17/13 Pomona, CA- The Glass House w/ King Tuff
04/18/13 Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
04/19/13 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
04/20/13 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
04/21/13 Indio, CA – Coachella
Sharon Van Etten rings in 2013 with the first Like A Version episode on Triple J! She chose to perform Nick Cave’s “People Ain’t No Good” for the Australian show. Watch above! It’s a pretty perfect song choice considering Sharon will soon join Nick Cave on tour! You can see all those dates HERE. She also played Tramp standout, “Give Out.” If you watch the videos and still are not satisfied, check out Sharon on the back of an kangaroo!!
In addition to touring with Cave, Sharon will join John Cale on January 16 at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House for Life Along the Borderline: A Tribute to Nico. Other artists include Greg Dulli, Kim Gordon, Yeasayer, The Magnetic Fields and more!
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 »
Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten
Our Love by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Magic Chords by Sharon Van Etten
Leonard by Sharon Van Etten
Manchester, UK - Cathedral
Glasgow, UK - Art School
Birmingham, UK - Library
Brighton, UK - Corn Exchange
Lisbon, PT - Vodafone Mexefest
Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
Stuttgart, DE - 1210
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