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She has a voice that just swallows you whole, she’s humble (met her at Sasquatch!), and a classic beauty. If you’re still not acquainted with the the Brooklyn singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten, we highly recommend you get to know her beautiful and heartfelt music. Don’t worry, it’s not the kind of singer-songwriter jams that put you to sleep or that you would find in any way boring.

Sharon delivers emotive songs about heartbreak, life and all its obstacles while still sounding unique and edgy. Though her lyrics are a rich and driving force that makes her music stand out among the rest, it’s that perfect angel-like voice that really wins your heart over. Not to mention, in her 2010 release, Epic (which is still my favorite), Sharon really came into her own with powerfully emotive vocals and suspenseful arrangements that sent shivers down spines. This woman is just a straight up badass. Whatever pain caused her to create such an “epic” album, we’re kind of thankful for it because the music that came out of it is timelessly addictive.

PHOTOS: Sharon Van Etten at the Avalon

In 2012 Sharon released her third studio LP, Tramp which was another knock-out album growing more hip and unique in its melodies and orchestrations. And now Sharon has a new album coming titled Are We There. The album will be released on May 27th and you can pre-order it here. You can crush all over Sharon Van Etten this May as she heads out on tour. She headlines the El Rey Theatre on June 28th! DO NOT MISS OUT.


Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates:
Thu. May 8 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Fri. May 9 – Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
Sat. May 10 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
Sun. May 11 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
Sun. May 25 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Grand Salon (Nuits Botanique)
Wed. May 28 – Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse
Fri. May 30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sun. June 1 – Koln, DE @ Studio 672
Mon. June 2 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Tue. June 3 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Thu. June 5 – London, UK @ KOKO
Wed. June 11 – Boston, MA @ Sinclair
Thu. June 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall at Williamsburg (Northside Festival)
Fri. June 13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sat. June 14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Tue. June 17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Wed. June 18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. June 19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s
Fri. June 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Sat. June 21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In
Tue. June 24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Wed. June 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Sat. June 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Sun. June 29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Mon. June 30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Wed. July 2 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Thu. July 3 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Sat. July 5 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
Sun. July 6 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Tue. July 8 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
Wed. July 9 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Mon. July 14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
Wed. July 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. July 17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
Fri. July 18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival

Listen to Sharon Van Etten’s “Taking Chances”. It’s the first single off her new album.