The Brooklyn-based songstress sings folk music for lovers-lovers of heartache, of life, of raw human emotion-laying graceful vocals like lace over crooning, acoustic guitar that feels straight out of the bedroom.
Sharon Van Etten Biography
The shimmering sound of Sharon Van Etten's Jagjaguwar debut album, Tramp, both defies and illuminates the unsteadiness of a life in flux. Throughout the 14 months of scattered recording sessions, Van Etten was without a home -- crashing with friends and storing her possessions between varied locations. The only constant in Van Etten's life during this time was spent in Aaron Dessner's garage studio.Since the release of her new album Epic, she has opened the Pitchfork Music Festival, played The Hollywood Bowl with Neko Case and at Radio City Music Hall with The Antlers, sung on new records for Beirut and Ed Askew, and collaborated with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Megafaun on the Songs Of The South project.
A husband and wife duo comprised of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, Tennis is a brand new outfit. According to Moore, the pair has only been playing music together since December.Spurred by a seven-month sailing trip the two took together on the Eastern seaboard, the couple, started writing songs as "sort of a soundtrack for our experiences," she explains. After meeting in college, the twosome pulled together money ("inspired by the fact that we had both grown up landlocked," she notes) and bought an old sailboat in Florida, and then hit the high seas until the money ran out and they landed back in Denver.A few weeks ago, the pair posted some tunes online and received an immediate response, attracting the attention of Gorilla vs. Bear and Pitchfork almost immediately