Sharon Van Etten celebrates ten years of Epic with covers album featuring Fiona Apple, IDLES, Courtney Barnett + more

The double album which "represents a crossroads" for Van Etten as an artist is out on April 16th, released in conjunction with a documentary and concert performance.
Posted: 4 March 2021 Words: Tom Curtis-Horsfall

Marking the tenth anniversary of her breakthrough album Epic, Sharon Van Etten has revealed Epic Ten, a double LP of reissued original tracks and covers from beloved artists of hers set for release on 16th April.

The release of the double album will coincide with a documentary and concert performance to which you can buy tickets here, as well as pre-order the album.

Covering tracks from Van Etten's celebrated album are Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, Courtney Barnett (featuring Vagabon), IDLES, and Big Red Machine (the project of Bon Iver and The National's Aaron Dessner) - an enviable group of talent. 

In the announcement, Van Etten states that Epic represented "a crossroads for me as an artist — 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,” she added. “Each one of these artists continue to influence my writing and provide a sense of camaraderie during this new era of sharing music.”

You can hear Big Red Machine's cover of 'A Crime' below, with one cover set for release each Thursday until the album drops.

Full tracklist for Epic Ten:

1. Big Red Machine - ‘A Crime’

2. IDLES - ‘Peace Signs’

3. Lucinda Williams - ‘Save Yourself’

4. Shamir - ‘DsharpG’

5. Courtney Barnett (ft. Vagabon) - ‘Don’t Do It’

6. St. Panther - ‘One Day’

7. Fiona Apple - Love More’

Epic Ten is out via Ba Da Bing Records on 16th April. Listen to more from Sharon Van Etten here.

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