Sharon Van Etten’s Tramp
Click to hear a bonus track now
Sharon Van Etten has announced the release of a deluxe edition of her latest album, Tramp, on Nov. 13.
We find the repackaging of current albums with new tracks to be more than a little annoying — they often seem like desperate marketing ploys by a badly hurting record industry. But when it comes to Sharon, we’ll make an exception. She’s an amazing artist — and we’re completists when it comes to her work.
She’s making “Tell Me (Demo),” one of the bonus tracks on the forthcoming package, available to stream now. It’ll whet your appetite for what sounds like an exceptional repackaging from Jagjaguwar Records. They’re promising to include a self-portrait and liner notes about each song taken from Sharon’s journals. And for those of you, like me, who have little room for CDs, the digital version will feature a new digital booklet including the same, new liner notes and artwork.
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Sharon van Etten at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last April. (Photo © 2011, Steven P. Marsh)
UPDATE: Show sells out in minutes
Tickets for Mercury Lounge gig on sale at noon today
What can we say? This just-added Sharon Van Etten gig should be a great early runthrough of the material from her forthcoming third album, Tramp, due out on Jagjaguwar Feb. 7.
UPDATE: If you thought you could wait a minute past noon E.T. to try for tickets, you’ve already missed out.
Tickets go onsale at noon today (Wednesday, Jan. 11) for a show next Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the tiny (its capacity is just 250 people) Mercury Lounge. Doors open at 7 p.m., with a 7:30 set time.
Buy tickets here. Sorry. Not surprisingly, this tiny venue sold out in a matter of minutes.
This appearance comes a day after she shows up for an appearance on WNYC-FM’s Soundcheck with host John Schaefer. That one’s sold out, but it’ll be on the air and on the web.
It looks like tickets are still available for her shows with Shearwater late next month, too, at The Music Hall of Williamsburg and the Bowery Ballroom.
Sharon’s flying high, and with good reason. Don’t miss this amazing artists at one of these gigs.
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Tagged Jagjaguwar, John Schaefer, Mercury Lounge, Sharon Van Etten, The Bowery Ballroom, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Tramp, WNYC-FM