on Jagjaguwar

“this isn’t just her finest album, but one of the early 2012’s" 9/10 NME

“an arresting record for challenging times” **** Q Magazine

"One of the must hears of early 2012" **** Observer

“One of the first indisputable masterpieces of 2012”**** Sunday Times

“a graceful, distinctive album” **** Uncut

**** Mojo

"If Epic was a hidden treasure, Tramp feels like Sharon Van Etten’s career-defining album. It’s a wonderful record, a colossal achievement, and features some of the most breathtaking, moving and downright beautiful music you’ll hear all year." Drowned in Sound

“further listening revealing moments of standalone fury and beauty of the kind that has always been present in her work.” BBC
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+ WATCH Sharon Perform ‘Serpent’s on  BBC’s Later…. 
+ Shares New Video for ‘Magic Chords’ 
Sharon Van Etten’s live performance of ‘Serpents’ on the BBC’s flagship music show, Later With Jools Holland.. Live was broadcast last night. You can watch her performance HERE.
The full version of the show will be broadcast on BBC 2 at 11.50pm on Friday 12th October. 
Sharon plays Sheffield’s Queens Social Club tonight and will return to the UK in December for ATP Festival (curated by The National) and headline shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and Cardiff’s Glee Club.  
10-Oct UK Sheffield Queens Social Club
03-Dec UK London Shepherds Bush Empire*
(rescheduled show)
7/8-Dec UK Camber Sands ATP Festival curated By The National
09-Dec UK Cardiff Glee*
(rescheduled show)
*Original tickets from October are valid but refunds, if required, will be available form the point of purchase.

If you’ve seen Sharon live in concert over the last few months, you’ll have noticed the live performance of one of Tramp’s standout tracks, “Magic Chords,” as particularly captivating. Rick Alverson (director of the controversial and provocative "The Comedy" which was accepted In Competition at the Sundance Film Festival this year) presents the video for this song in an entirely different light. Shot on location just outside of Bloomington, IN and featuring Sharon as a disturbingly stoic puritan figure with visions of naked bodies, the “Magic Chords” video is surprisingly meditative for its eye-catching stills. 

Sharon will also feature on a John Denver compilation put together by J. Mascis as well as in collaboration with Rufus Wainwright for a cover of the Frank Loesser classic, ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’. The Latter will appear on a forthcoming Christmas compilation.
As a follow up to 2010's epic (Badabing Records), Tramp showcases an artist in full control of her powers. On her Jagjaguwar debut, Van Etten's words and voice are now two parts of a more evocative whole. 
A two-year journey brought her to that point of instability. Upon the release of the intricate, understated epic, Van Etten surprised the music world with a touching embrace. Coming off the release of her spartan first effort, Because I Was In Love (2009, Language of Stone), Van Etten created a short album of diverse songs connected by a shared goal of an expanded sound and her unmistakable voice. 
The shimmering sound of Tramp both defies and illuminates the unsteadiness of a life in flux. Throughout the 14 months of scattered recording sessions, Van Etten was without a home -- crashing with friends and storing her possessions between varied locations. The only constant in Van Etten's life during this time was spent in the garage studio of The National's Aaron Dessner
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