Sharon Van Etten dropped her sublime third album Tramp in 2012, then she spent most of 2013 teasing us with with spare songs and cameos. Now, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter lets slip all of the details about her next long-player, dubbed Are We There.
The track list, a set of tour dates, and the artwork can be seen below (kudos to the travel-by-car titular tie in, and also for eschewing the Ice Cube-affiliated "...Yet?" at the name's end), and a recently released trailer can be seen above. Therein, we're treated to pensive piano, a swarm of strings, and that deeply captivating voice, first recalling Sigur Rós' wordless cry, then blooming into yearning sentiment.
Van Etten self-produced the 11-song set with assistance from Stewart Lerman (St. Vincent, Antony & the Johnsons, Boardwalk Empire), recording at Hobo Sound in New Jersey and Electric Lady in New York. Are We There arrives May 27 via Jagjaguwar. We heard a live version of "Tarifa" last August.
Are We There track list:
1. "Afraid of Nothing"
2. "Taking Chances"
3. "Your Love Is Killing Me"
4. "Our Love"
6. "I Love You But I'm Lost"
7. "You Know Me Well"
8. "Break Me"
9. "Nothing Will Change"
10. "I Know"
11. "Every Time the Sun Comes Up"
Sharon Van Etten tour dates:
May 8 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
May 9 - Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson
May 10 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre
May 11 - Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space
May 25 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique Grand Salon (Nuits Botanique)
May 28 - Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse
May 30 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
June 1 - Koln, DE @ Studio 672
June 2 - Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
June 3 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
June 5 - London, UK @ KOKO
June 11 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair
June 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall at Williamsburg (Northside Festival)
June 13 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 14 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
June 17 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
June 19 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's
June 20 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
June 21 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In
June 24 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
June 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
June 29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
June 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
July 2 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
July 3 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
July 5 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
July 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
July 8 - Calgary, AB @ Republik
July 9 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
July 14 - Fargo, ND @ Aquarium
July 16 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
July 17 - Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin
July 18 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival