See Julianna Barwick and Sharon Van Etten Take 'Crystal Lake' to Church

'Nepenthe' song given glorious rebirth live in New York's Judson Church

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Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based songwriter Julianna Barwick has such an enchanting voice that the mere existence of the clip above is a bit unkind to other artists of her ilk. To place pipes like hers inside of New York City's acoustic marvel Judson Church is to send the bewitchment factor of her music into an exponential climb. Add backing vocals from the inimitable Sharon Van Etten and the Prince Rama sisters (Taraka and Nimai Larson), throw in viola player Rose Nelis and guitarist Scott Bell, and there's no limit to the majesty that can be attained. Former SPIN interview subject Barwick gives gorgeous new life to her Nepenthe standout "Crystal Lake," a song that glistens just as its name would suggest. The song is ethereal, yes, but undeniable in its force. No wonder, then, that Barwick is sharing dates with Sigur Ros on her current tour.

Julianna Barwick tour dates:

October 1 - St. Louis, MO @ Fabulous Fox Theater *
October 3 - New Orleans, LA @ Champions Square *
October 4 - Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Theater *
October 5 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre *
October 7 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sun Dome *
October 8 - Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena *
October 9 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheatre *
October 17 - Krakow, PL @ St. Catherine's Church @ Unsound Festival
October 18 - Berlin, DE @ Roter Salon at Volksbuehne
October 19 - Leipzig, DE @ Kafic
October 20 - Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse
October 23 - Lisbon, PT @ Theatro Maria Matos
October 25 - Guimaraes, PT @ CCVF
October 27 - St. Denijs, BE @ De Kreun @ Kerk van St. Denijs
November 1 - Nantes, FR @ Soy Festival
November 15 - Lincoln, NE @ Vega
November 16 - Denver, CO @ Leon Gallery
November 18 - Salt Lake City, CO @ Kilby Court
November 19 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
November 22 - Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey
November 23 - Portland, OR @ Old Church
November 26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel ^
November 27 - Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
November 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Church on York ^
November 30 - San Diego, CA @ Luce Loft ^
December 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
December 3 - Marfa, TX @ Highland Annex
December 6 - Dallas, TX @ Old Bowling Alley of Sons of Hermann Hall

* = w/Sigur Rós
^ = w/Mark McGuire

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