Neptune Theatre University District
Sat Feb 23, 9 pm All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
“Comeback Kid,” the first single off Sharon Van Etten's Remind Me Tomorrow, reminded me of 1980s-era Kate Bush, but with its own distinctive appeal. I did a double take when I discovered it was Van Etten, who I’d known as a guitar-driven folk artist with confessional tendencies. Her current material is intriguing synth-and-keys-rooted indie rock with vague new-wave flavor, unexpected grooviness, and hopeful moodiness. She was apparently already on her way to an evolution five years back with Are We There. Becoming a mother, an actor (see: The OA), and a student (she went back to school for psychology) has obviously had a (positive) impact. Consequence of Sound called Remind Me Tomorrow Van Etten’s Ok Computer, and I don’t disagree. It’s my favorite LP of 2019 so far.