Sharon Van Etten's sophomore album epic turned 10 in September, and to celebrate, she's announced a new double LP, epic Ten (preorder it here). The first disc is the original album, and the second a collection of covers of its songs by artists she admires. It's an exciting list, including Fiona Apple, Courtney Barnett and Vagabon, Lucinda Williams, Big Red Machine (Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon), Shamir, IDLES, and St. Panther. See the tracklisting below.
"epic represents a crossroads for me as an artist," Sharon says. "Going from intern to artist at Ba Da Bing, from solo folk singer to playing with a band for the first time and beginning to play shows on tour where people showed up. I am in awe of the artists who wanted to participate in celebrating my anniversary and reissue, from young inspiring musicians, to artists who took me under their wing, who I met on tour, and to artists I’ve looked up to since I was a teenager. Each one of these artists continue to influence my writing and provide a sense of camaraderie during this new era of sharing music."