Shamir Covers Sharon Van Etten's "Dsharpg"

The track appears on her upcoming 'epic Ten'
Shamir Covers Sharon Van Etten's 'Dsharpg'
Sharon Van Etten is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her 2010 album epic with a special reissue she's dubbed epic Ten, due for release later this year. Today, Shamir and Van Etten have further teased the release with the former's cover of "Dsharpg."

Van Etten said of the cover in a release:

I was drawn to Shamir's music by the immediate authenticity and originality of his voice and instrumentation choices. It felt simultaneously throwback and very here and now. So many genres melting into one another, I couldn't peg it and I loved every minute of the wild ride. Not to mention that his vocal range is from another universe and his arrangements are dark and stormy.

Self admittedly, I have a harder time keeping up with music today, but Shamir's music stands out as truly original and a force to be reckoned with in his reimagining of a time where I grew up fondly, angsty and dreaming...


The track follows covers of "Save Yourself" by Lucinda Williams, "Peace Signs" by IDLES and "A Crime" by Big Red Machine. The album will also include artists like Fiona Apple and Courtney Barnett covering songs from Van Etten's record.

As previously reported, epic Ten will be released digitally via Ba Da Bing on April 16, with the 2-LP vinyl release following on June 11.

Listen to Shamir's version of "Dsharpg" below.