Friday, July 30, 2010

Sharon Van Etten Take Away Show

Take Away Show #109 _ SHARON VAN ETTEN (long version) from vincent moon / temporary areas on Vimeo.

Sharon Van Etten was made for Take Away Shows. One almost feels like, with someone with that much talent, you could put her in the most awkward of situations and she would still sound amazing. So, really, pairing her up with Vincent Moon was a no brainer. Yet, Moon has been slowly taking interest in other projects, and personally making fewer Take Away Shows. It's a testament to Van Etten's talent, that Moon choose her for his most recent piece, filmed in Red Hook in February of this year. It begins with Van Etten driving down the BQE towards Red Hook, passing, both Van Etten's and my own, favorite place to view the city -- that stretch as lower Manhattan juts out of the East River just as you're driving under Brooklyn Heights. As Van Etten performs in a cold riverside park in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, it's clear how far she's come in just a short amount of time. Her voice and tone are more mature, darker, less sweet, but no less powerful and moving. Sharon's music becomes a beautiful backdrop, to what really is, at its core, another marvelous short film by Vincent Moon. In the end, I don't know who I'm more impressed with -- all I know, is that I love it. Sharon Van Etten's new record, Epic comes out on Ba Da Bing on October 5th. She's also touring with our other favorite Marissa Nadler. Dates after the jump.

Saturday, Aug. 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Starr w/ Mike Visser
Wednesday, Sept. 8 - Washington, DC @ DC9 w/ Marissa Nadler
Thursday, Sept. 9 - Charlottesville, VA @ Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar w/ Marissa Nadler
Friday, Sept. 10 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival at the Pour House w/ Marissa Nadler
Sunday, Sept. 12 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone w/ Marissa Nadler
Monday, Sept. 13 - Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light w/ Marissa Nadler
Tuesday, Sept. 14 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Marissa Nadler

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