Friday, November 07, 2008
Underground Alert - SHARON VAN ETTEN
Sharon Van Etten is a gorgeous singer/songwriter based in Bushwick, who recently got a lot of blog love during the CMJ Music Marathon. Her independent release of "home recordings" is a beautiful collection of raw and personal compositions that reveal an emerging voice of astounding talent. The opening track "I Wish I Knew" is so heart-wrenching I find myself gutted with every listen. I am kicking myself for accidentally missing her performance at the Northeast Kingdom lounge last night, but she is playing again at Zebulon in Brooklyn on Sunday night.
"I Wish I Knew" also appeared on this summer's Welcome to Bushwick compilation.
Sharon Van Etten - I Wish I Knew (stream)
Listen to more from Sharon Van Etten here. You can also purchase the limited edition independent debut via Paypal.