LOVE ART BLUES

January 22, 2013 – 4:37 am

Breaking up is still hard to do.

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SHARON VAN ETTEN
Chicago 2012 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL; February 16, 2012. Broadcast October 28, 2012. Ex FM stereo.

This was one of last year’s critics’ choice albums. Just look at the praises.

This isn’t just her finest album, but one of early 2012’s best. - NME, UK

A gorgeous, fully realized expression of her potential. - Dusted Magazine

Though it rarely rises above a whisper, Van Etten’s captivating vocals and Dessner’s subtle production ensure that Tramp is never remotely sleepy. - Paste Magazine

An arresting record for challenging times. - Q Magazine

Deeply felt, gorgeously rendered folk-pop songs. - Spin

The producerly hand of the National’s Aaron Dessner and cameos by the likes of Beirut’s Zach Condon only add to the conclusion that Tramp is one of the must-hears of early 2012. - The Observer, UK

According to NME’s Laura Snapes, Van Etten’s previous two albums Because I Was In Love and Epic were all about her “five-year relationship with an abusive ex- who would break her instruments and tell her she wasn’t good enough to be a musician”. Tramp is apparently album number three on the same subject of breaking up being hard to do.

This performance at the Lincoln Hall in Chicago comes a few days after the new album was released. Van Etten shows no signs of being “not good enough”. She performs with defiance. Peace Signs (”I am not afraid I am something”), Ask (”It hurts too much to laugh about it”), Don’t Do It (”Look me in the eyes, say you can’t do it”) all affirm her resolve to show she has the goods, the will to live, the guts to make it. More than half of the new album, Tramp, is performed to an appreciative audience.

The show closes with ‘Serpents’, the single off the new album, “You enjoy… sssucking on dreams/So I will fall asleep with someone other than you”. A reference to “Sharon Van Etten’s Shitty Ex-Boyfriend”, a musician as well, who apparently is now in prison. Breaking up is indeed hard to do.

Ouch. Thanks mdshrk1 for sharing this at Traders Den.
- The Little Chicken

Picture posted at sharonvanetten.com - Thanks!

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Track 01. Warsaw* 2:49 (4.5MB)
Track 02. Give Out* 4:36 (7.3MB)
Track 03. Peace Signs 3:02 (4.8MB)
Track 04. Kevin’s* 4:23 (7.0MB)
Track 05. Ask* 3:55 (6.2MB)
Track 06. Don’t Do It 5:22 (8.6MB)
Track 07. Leonard* 3:59 (6.4MB)
Track 08. In Line* 4:51 (7.7MB)
Track 09. All I Can* 5:35 (8.9MB)
Track 10. I’m Wrong* 8:16 (13.2MB)
Track 11. Love More 6:40 (10.7MB)
Track 12. Serpents* 3:21 (5.3MB)
56:55m

*All these songs can be found in studio versions on her latest album, Tramp, released Feb 7, 2012.

Lineup:
Sharon Van Etten - guitar, vocals
Doug Keith - bass
Zeke Hutchins - drums
Heather Woods Broderick - keyboards, backing vocals

Sharon Van Etten records with Jagjaguwar. Buy her latest album, Tramp, here.

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  1. 14 Responses to “LOVE ART BLUES”

  2. This takes me back to the time when Johnny Winters was screwing my sister and he was known in family circles as ‘Albino John’. Incidentally my sister said he was hung like an Action Man…but this Sharon Van Diesel whatshername does sound a wee bit like the noises my sister made when ‘Albino John’was greasing her up in the bedroom…He used to bring Janis Joplin as she liked to watch and holler blues songs in my sisters rocking chair holding her teddy bears…round about 69…Did Johnny have a brother Elmore….It has been a source of argument in my tent for years that he had a brother Elmore. There is Ten Bucks riding on this…If anybody on BigA could confirm….Did ‘Albino John’ have a brother Elmore? Darth do you know…Any pics of Elmore or Tapes….Anybody….No….Anybody….No……..Darth….No….BettyLou…..No……..Jeremiah………No

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  3. Big A do you have any Allmans Sisters Stuff. I know that most of the heat went on the brothers but the sisters were fabulous…Margey Allman in particular man can she play fuzz fiddle..ill post sum up once im done with these here leeches on ma skin.

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  4. Margey Allman in particular man can she play fuzz fiddle.

    hil-harryous !

    By feeble nutbar on Jan 22, 2013

  5. BIG O PAID ME TEN BUCKS TO COME ON HERE WITH A COMPENDIUM OF NAMES AND A COCKY FUCKING ATTITUDE JUST TO SHOW YOU FUCKWITS THAT THISSECTION IS ABOUT COMMENTS FOR MUSIC …. NOTHING PERSONAL

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  6. WHAT IS THIS BUT ANOTHER SUCKY GIRL SINGER.I`M SO TIRED OF SUCKY GIRL SINGERS.

    By DROPKICKSARGE on Jan 22, 2013

  7. WHAT IS THIS BUT ANOTHER SUCKY GIRL SINGER.I`M SO TIRED OF SUCKY GIRL SINGERS.

    i never tire of girl singers who suck

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 22, 2013

  8. wheres darth i wanna play
    where are u

    By darthtroll on Jan 23, 2013

  9. Great post–thanks for sharing this with us. I found out about her through NPR a few months ago. Her album Tramp is great BTW

    By DanC on Jan 23, 2013

  10. Hey DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO:
    Whatever.

    By Rick on Jan 26, 2013

  11. hey rick , only little girls and nerds say “Whatever”
    just sayin`….

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 26, 2013

  12. i guess when the comments area here disappears because the staff wont just delete the garbage it will ruin it for us all. i dont get it. seems like it would be much easier to just delete the stupid postings as soon as theyre seen so as few ppl see them as possible. that way they take up as little space as possible and dont waste anyones time and maybe this / these idiot(s) will get tired of posting when he/they realize theyre wasting his/their time. no one would have any reason to respond to this stupidity including himself under various names.
    u dont see many real comments on here anymore now do u? its nice to have a place to get some music i guess. it woulda been nice to have a place to talk a little about it too. pity that a few have to ruin it for all. course they dont realize what theyre doing and theyll claim its others. so sad. anyway.. maybe my suggestion wont go ignored this time. who knows?

    By darth on Jan 26, 2013

  13. darth you wanker.
    you are 100 % responsible for all the crap here. own it bucko.

    By DROPKICK BARTH VADER SARGEY SHIRTLESS HAIRWIG STEVIO on Jan 26, 2013

  14. “no one would have any reason to respond to this stupidity”

    then dont. duh.

    By barth on Jan 26, 2013

  15. DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS, DARTH??

    DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS??

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS DARTH!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PztgWdMEJdg

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS!!

    By WALTER SOBCHAK on Jan 26, 2013

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