Watch Sharon Van Etten's Dizzying 'Leonard' Video

Photo: Dusdin Condren
Photo: Dusdin Condren
Devon Maloney WRITTEN BY
Devon Maloney

In her newest video, Sharon Van Etten keeps moving. The Sam Zimman-directed clip for "Leonard," off her recent LP Tramp, finds the viewer in the passenger seat as we zoom through what looks like the streets of southern California, only doubled, then quadrupled in a mirror. Funny, she never mentioned to SPIN that kaleidoscopes were one of her favorite things. "Leonard" is a simple non-narrative, yet it's as wholly pleasant as Tramp is. We promise, this will be a soothing three-minute, 46-second break from the day's stationary, gravity-bound reality.

Sharon Van Etten 2012 Tour Dates:
March 3 – Berlin, DE @ Gruener Salon
March 14 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s [NPR Showcase at SXSW] – 9 PM
March 15 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk [Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans Showcase at SXSW]
March 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Avalon
March 21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
March 23 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
March 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
March 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
March 27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
March 28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
March 30 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
March 31 – St. Louis, MO @ Luminary Center for the Arts
April 1 – Bloomington, IN @ Rhino's
April 19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
April 20 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
April 21 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
April 22 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Café
April 24 – Knoxville, TN @ The Square Room
April 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
April 26 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
April 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Mayday Northside
April 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Lecture Hall
May 3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Howard Gilman Opera House at BAM - Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
May 16 – London, UK @ Scala
May 17 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
May 18 – Dublin, IE @ Whelans
May 20 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
May 21 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
May 30 – June 3 – Barcelona, ESP @ Primavera Festival
June 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
July 12 – Sun. July 15 – Suffolk, UK @ Henmark Park, Southwold - Latitude Festival
July 28 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
August 4 – Miinneapolis, MN @ First Ave.
September 22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ ATP 

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