Summer Music: Sharon Van Etten's Mixtape

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We're celebrating summer music here on The Takeaway. Throughout the month, we’ll be talking with different musicians about what songs say summer to them. Our guest today is New Jersey-raised and Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter Sharon Van Etten.

Sharon recently toured Europe with The National, played a series of shows for the South By Southwest music conference, and finished up a 25-stop North American tour. Her latest album is called "Epic." Sharon's summer mixtape includes:

From her youth:

 

 

Songs she's listening to this summer:

And here's the video for Beastie Boys' "Hey Ladies":