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Best Covers: Sharon Van Etten “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”

Sharon Van Etten reportedly hit the studio late last year to begin work on her follow-up to 2014’s impressive Are We There LP. In the meantime, she’s collaborated with artists like Lee Ranaldo, Maggie Rogers, Marissa Nadler, and Michael Cera (yup), in addition to contributing to the Twin Peaks reboot and reissuing her debut album. Now, she’s back with yet another new song to help pass the time, this time a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”.

Filmed as part of BBC’s classical music concert series, BBC Proms, Van Etten was backed on the cover by the Heritage Orchestra for a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The LCD cut is a fitting choice for the series, as this year’s theme is “New York: Sound of a City”.

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The muses of La Musa: Maggie Rogers

Back in June, Pharrell launched the music career of NYU student and singer Maggie Rogers when a video of him reacting to her song “Alaska” went viral. Since then, the song has been played nearly 20 million times on Spotify alone.

Now Rogers has a video to go along with “Alaska.” Directed by Zia Anger, it features Rogers and a group of dancers as they twitch and spin through a dark woods. By the end of the song, the small party has grown to a full-on rager.

Rogers is still unsigned but says she’s working on an EP. In the meantime, she’s got two full-length albums, which she made in high school, available to hear on her Bandcamp.