SHARON VAN ETTEN
Announces New Album Are We There
for 26th May via Jagjaguwar And Summer Shows
 
 
Credit: Dusdin Condren
SHARON VAN ETTEN
Are We There
 
Release Date:  26th May 2014
Formats: CD /LP/DL
Label: Jagjaguwar
 
TRACKLISTING
 
01. Afraid of Nothing
02. Taking Chances
03. Your Love Is Killing Me
04. Our Love
05. Tarifa
06. I Love You But I’m Lost
07. You Know Me Well
08. Break Me
09. Nothing Will Change
10. I Know
11. Every Time the Sun Comes Up

PRE-ORDER LINKS
  • via Secretly Canadian/ Jagjaguwar http://smarturl.it/sharonvanetten
  • via Amazon: http://smarturl.it/sharonvanetten2
  • via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/sharonvanetten3
  • via Rough Trade: http://smarturl.it/sharonvanetten4
LINKS:
For all the attention that was paid to her 2012 break-through Tramp, Sharon Van Etten is an artist with a manifest hunger to turn another corner. Writing with a free-flowing emotional honesty and vulnerability she creates a bond with the listener that few contemporary musicians can match. Compelled by a restless spirit, Van Etten is continuously challenging herself. The result is Are We There, a self-produced album of exceptional intimacy, sublime generosity and immense breadth.
 
While most musicians are quite happy to leave production duties to someone else Van Etten knew it was time to make a record entirely on her terms. Although the saying goes “fortune favours the bold”, this boldness had to be tempered and Van Etten found a “kindred spirit” in veteran music producer Stewart Lerman. Originally working together on Boardwalk Empire, they rallied around the idea of collaborating in Lerman’s New Jersey studio. His expertise allowed Van Etten the freedom to make Are We There the way she imagined
 
It is clear from the opening chords of Are We There that we are witnessing a new awareness, a sign Van Etten is in full stride - writing, producing and performing from a place that seems almost mythical, were it not so touchable and real.
 
Always direct, and never shying away even from the most personally painful narratives, Van Etten’s songwriting continues to evolve. Many of the songs deal with seemingly impossible decisions, anticipation and then, resolution. She sings of the nature of desire, memory, of being lost, emptiness, of promises and loyalty, fear and change, of healing and the true self, violence and sanctuary, waiting, of silence. The artist who speaks in such a voice is urging us to do something, to take hold and to go deeper. 
 

EU / UK DATES

25-May BE Brussels Botanique Grand Salon 
Nuits Botanique
28-May FR Paris Café de la Danse
30-May ES Barcelona Primavera Sound
01-Jun DE Koln Studio 672
02-Jun DE Berlin Privatclub
03-Jun NL Amsterdam Bitterzoet
05-Jun UK London KOKO
14-17- Aug UK Crickhowell Green Man Festival @
Glanusk Park
Tickets go on sale 9am local time on Thursday 27th February
 
 
PRAISE for TRAMP
 
“Sharon Van Etten is the master of her craft” The Times 

“Achingly tender, and unerringly true, the American singer’s voice is the sort that seeps into your soul and stays there” The Sun

“… her sublime voice and the poised but complex song structures can take you out of yourself as all the very best music does…”  NME

"sublime" Mojo
 
“a graceful, distinctive album”  Uncut
 
“an arresting record for challenging times” Q Magazine
 
“One of the first indisputable masterpieces of 2012”  
Sunday Times


"gripping..." The Fly


“Tramp is one of the must- hears of early 2012.” The Observer


Nita Keeler
Gold Star PR
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nita@goldstarpr.co.uk
 
    

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