12-July 2011
“beautifully ponderous” Loud & Quiet
 “a compelling new voice” Mojo
With a voice known for its stark power and subtle refinement, Sharon Van Etten has a mastery for writing songs with direct honesty and feeling. Over the course of two full-length albums – Because I Was In Love (Language of Stone; 2009) and epic (Ba Da Bing; 2010) - celebrated by fans and critics alike, Sharon has affected a multitude of hearts and minds over the past couple of years. Jagjaguwar  are now thrilled to announce that Sharon will continue her outstanding trajectory as an artist newly signed to the label. With a roster including Bon Iver, Okkervil River, Black Mountain, Dinosaur Jr, and more, it’s a fitting home for Ms. Van Etten.
Jagjaguwar will be releasing Sharon’s third full-length early 2012.
“I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with Sharon Van Etten” Tom Ravenscroft, NME
“a beauty that accomplishes in just five minutes what most songwriters fail to find in years of trying” Fader
“Van Etten stands alone… Even at it’s bleakest, there is something redemptive about Van Etten’s songs” The Times
Sharon has been incredibly busy in the last year - from opening the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival to singing with The Antlers at Radio City Music Hall and on the new Beirut album, The Rip Tide.
A consistent touring force, Sharon has done her own headlining tour and shared the stage with Junip in the U.S., The National in Europe, played select shows with Iron & Wine as well as collaborating with Justin Vernon and Megafaun for the Songs of the South project.  Having played Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, and MusicNow, Sharon is also scheduled to perform at Bumbershoot, Musicfest NW and a special show at the Hollywood Bowl with The National and Neko Case later this year.
Currently hard at work recording with The National’s Aaron Dessner, who is producing her third full-length, Sharon is just getting started. News of her first album on Jagjaguwar will be shared in the coming months, and from what we’ve heard, she has something seriously special in the works. 

“I can’t recall hearing anything more beautiful in all my life”  Robin Hill, NPR
Sharon Van Etten US Tour Dates:
05-Sep                  Seattle                          WA                 Bumbershoot
09-Sep                  Portland                        OR                  Musicfest NW at Crystal Ballroom w/ Blitzen Trapper
11-Sep                  Los Angeles                  CA                   The Hollywood Bowl w/ The National, Neko Case
23-Sep                  Philadelphia                  PA                   World Cafe - Weathervane Music Showcase for Phil. Film & Music Festival 
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