Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Sharon Van Etten’s Because I Was in Love continues to astound me every time I listen to it. Revealing it's myriad layers and little secrets a little more every time. This is a record I will discover for years on end. Thrilling and beautiful... But aren’t those always the best kind? For those unfamiliar with that recording she is also the singer responsible for so many of those haunting vocals on the Antlers’ masterpiece Hospice.
Good news then, the hugely talented Brooklynite, will be putting out her second record, a seven-song collection called Epic, on October 5th through Ba Da Bing. (Home of Beirut, Damon Naomi, Comets on Fire and the U.S. home of Hawksley Workman.) The new record was recorded in Philadelphia at the Miner Street Studios and features vocal assists by Meg Baird (Espers), Cat Martino and Jessica Larrabee (She Keeps Bees). A seven-inch is also due this summer on Polyvinyl. (Full tracklisting below.)
Additionally, she contributes “I Couldn’t Save You” to the soundtrack for the forthcoming Rick Alverson DVD, The Builder, due later this month on Jagjaguwar. Watch the trailer for the film here.
If you’re reading this LOLA organizers, you need to bring this woman to London in the Fall for LOLA 2010!
Sharon van Etten / Secret Garden #2 from hoovesontheturf (sarahana) on Vimeo.
01. A Crime
02. Peace Sign
03. Save Yourself
05. Don’t Do It
06. One Day
07. Love More
Sharon Van Etten 2010 Tour Dates:
07/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Zebulon for The Builder
07/16 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s *
08/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Starr %
09/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
* = w/ Here We Go Magic
% = w/ Mike Visser