Sharon Van Etten Finds an R&B-Inflected Groove on 'Taking Chances'

Brooklyn singer-songwriter unveils first song from upcoming 'Are We There' LP

Sharon Van Etten 'Taking Chances' Stream 'Are We There' album
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Sharon Van Etten's 2012 album Tramp found her expanding her folk-based sound into broader, distortion-aided soundscapes. And if new song "Taking Chances" is any indication, the Brooklyn singer-songwriter is going in all sorts of new directions on her upcoming LP Are We There. The single is the first taste of her fourth record, and begins with a woodblock-and-synth beat that slides into a cooled-out, organ-inflected groove, a sound she's never explored on her previous efforts. Check out the song and her tour dates below and pick up Are We There on May 27.  

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

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