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

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

Slightly more relaxed and groovy than the biting tracks off 2012’s Tramp, Sharon Van Etten recently dropped “Taking Chances”, the first single off her forthcoming album, Are We There?, due out May 27. Sadly and soulfully, “Taking Chances” doesn’t desert her signature dreamy style, but the song has a slick production quality to it and sharp, yet subtle indie-pop sensibilities. It’s a lot less sparse than usual and quite a bit more atmospheric, which is exciting considering Van Etten is skilled at slight tweaks to her distinct sound. She’ll also be touring extensively throughout the next few months.


TOUR DATES

05/08 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall


05/09 – Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson


05/10 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre


05/11 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space


05/25 – Brussels, BE @ La Botanique


05/28 – Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse


05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival 


06/91 – Koln, DE @ Studio 672


06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub


06/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet


06/05 – London, UK @ Koko 
06/11 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival


06/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom


06/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom


06/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club


06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer


06/19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s


06/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom


06/21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In


06/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater


06/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge


06/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre


06/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent


06/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent


07/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir


07/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir


07/05 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival


07/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre


07/08 – Calgary, AB @ Republik


07/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room


07/14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium


07/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue


07/17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin


07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival


07/18 -7/20 — Louisville, KY @ Forecastle

8/5-8/9 — Øyafestivalen @ Oslo, Norway

8/14-17 — Green Man Festival @ Wales, United Kingdom

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By turns alarming and awe-inspiring, Jessica Helfand's Face: A Visual Odyssey offers an elaborately illustrated A to Z—from the didactic anthropometry of the late 19th century to the selfie-obsessed zeitgeist of the 21st. Enjoy this excerpt of Face, courtesy of MIT Press.

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