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An Interview with Sharon Van Etten: The Self-Hating Hipster’s Heart Melts a Bit

1 Aug

About four weeks ago I learned that National Public Radio darling Sharon Van Etten was going to be playing at The Egg in Albany.  That same night I discovered that she was opening for Conor Oberst and tickets were already sold out, an epic bummer as her newest album, Tramp, is Continue reading

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp

6 Feb

Sharon Van Etten’s third album, Tramp, is an extremely introspective and emotional record.  Have you ever walked in on somebody crying their heart out to a close friend of theirs?  Instead of the “get the hell out of here!” teary-eyed look one would expect, Van Etten’s raspy yet soothing hum, akin to Kathleen Edward’s folkier acoustic work, welcomes the listener in as if to say “I don’t mind bearing my soul to a total stranger.”  The album parks the listener Continue reading