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Thursday, May 1 2014

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for May 2014

Get the early word on highly anticipated albums from tUnE-yArDs, Swans, and Owen Pallett, along with a comprehensive list of May's new releases.


Monday, February 4 2013

Slipped Discs 2012 - Part 2: From Mark Lanegan Band to Young Fresh Fellows

The two-day 2012 edition of Slipped Discs -- where we feature great albums that missed our Best Albums of 2012 -- concludes with PopMatters writers offering their personal picks for some of the best records of last year.


Sunday, January 29 2012

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for February

PopMatters previews some of February's most eagerly awaited offerings.


Tuesday, June 7 2011

Epic Revelations: An Interview with Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten wrestles with excitement and restraint as she unveils to PopMatters revelations concerning her newly found confidence; the advantages of working with collaborators as opposed to working solo; her rise in the indie rock world; and, not least, her upcoming record.


Wednesday, December 8 2010

The Best Female Artists of 2010

While the men were showing us their dark and beautiful fantasies, or pulling us into their high brooding violet, the women were absolutely taking over 2010.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 27 2014

Sharon Van Etten: Are We There

Sharon Van Etten's assured command of her craft grows with each new release, and this may just be her finest hour as a songwriter.


Sunday, June 30 2013

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: 1 April 2013 - Chicago

April Fool's Day 2013 in Chicago didn't belong to practical jokes; it belonged to Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds.


Monday, January 7 2013

Sharon Van Etten: Demos

In Tramp Van Etten found the sort of catharsis that only rock music can afford. These early recordings show her thoughts not yet turned to scorn, and with their own fascinting privacy.


Wednesday, February 8 2012

Sharon Van Etten: Tramp

The way we heal is a huge part of the sweet exhaustion of Tramp, but it is a double-edged affair.


Wednesday, October 13 2010

Sharon Van Etten: epic

Not since Neko Case first came on the scene has there been a more plainly stunning, shockingly natural singing voice than Van Etten's.


Blogs

Monday, March 10 2014

Sharon Van Etten Releases New Single "Taking Chances" + Tour Dates

Sharon Van Etten once again tweaks her signature sound just the right amount.


Wednesday, December 12 2012

Bubbling Under the Top 75: Sharon Van Etten - 'Tramp'

PopMatters spotlights a few additional 2012 albums that didn't quite crack the Best 75 list.


Friday, March 16 2012

SXSW Music Day 2: NPR Showcase at Stubb's

NPR’s annual SXSW showcase was one of the hottest tickets last night, with an impressive array of acts including Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, and the long-awaited return of Fiona Apple to the stage.


Friday, September 10 2010

Sharon Van Etten and Marissa Nadler: 8 September 2010 - Washington D.C.

Transcending the stereotype of the morose singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten proved more personable than her melancholic songs let on.


News

Monday, March 26 2012

Sharon Van Etten brings brilliant wordplay

SEATTLE — Sharon Van Etten sings a tune called “Leonard” on her superb new album, “Tramp” (Jagjaguwar). Named for Leonard Cohen — an avowed and not surprising


Monday, November 8 2010

Sharon Van Etten makes an 'epic' transformation

CHICAGO — When Sharon Van Etten opened the Pitchfork Music Festival here last July, she looked a little lost. The big stage dwarfed the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter,


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