2012.07.11 - Beth Orton to release first album in six years

Beth Orton Sugaring Season

BETH ORTON TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM IN SIX YEARS, 'SUGARING
SEASON,' OCT 1 (U.K) AND OCT 2 (U.S) ON ANTI-

GO HERE TO LISTEN TO NEW TRACK "SOMETHING MORE
BEAUTIFUL"

Beth Orton will release 'Sugaring Season,' her first album in six
years and her Anti- Records debut, on October 2. Recorded in
Portland, Oregon, with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning
Jacket, The Decemberists), the album bears the fruits of a
period of introspection & renewal: deeply lyrical songwriting, a
newfound expressivity of voice, and, more than ever before, a
daring synthesis of her broad musical influences into a powerfully
individual artistic vision. "I stretched myself as a singer on this
record and used voices I never have before as a writer," she
explains. "A lot of the writing on this record happened in the dead
of night, when spiders mend their webs, with an infant asleep in the
next room... as a result, my writing became a secret again: illicit
and my own."

For 'Sugaring Season," Orton and Martine have brought together a
dream band of new and old friends: keyboardist Rob Burger, bassist
Sebastian Steinberg, and legendary jazz drummer Brian Blade,
along with guitarists Marc Ribot and Ted Barnes and folksinger Sam
Amidon. The album was recorded predominantly live on the floor
as the band reflected and internalized Beth's disparate inspirations,
from Roberta Flack's 'First Take' album to Pentangle's folk-jazz
collisions. The songs range across styles from deeply soulful to
effortless and breezy, with open-tuned guitars, pensive pianos, and
modal grooves underpinning her emotional weathervane of a voice.

While Orton has shifted away from the electronic textures that
dominated her early work, her music is still built upon an implicit
groove, even if it emanates from her acoustic guitar rather than
from a sequencer. "It may not be a 'dance' beat," she says, "but it's
definitely there and it's earthed and primal and insistent."

Beth Orton is a BRIT Award-winner and two-time Mercury Prize
nominee who has collaborated with Bert Jansch, Emmylou Harris,
Beck, Jim O'Rourke, Terry Callier, and Ryan Adams among others.
Her last album, 2006's 'Comfort of Strangers,' was called "unerringly
lovely" by SPIN and "her most accomplished record to date" by
Uncut.

'Sugaring Season' Tracklist
1. Magpie
2. Dawn Chorus
3. Candles
4. Something more Beautiful
5. Call me the Breeze
6. Poison Tree
7. See through Blue
8. Last Leaves of Autumn
9. State of Grace
10. Mystery

Beth Orton U.S Fall Tour Dates:
9/20 - Nashville, TN @ The Belcourt Theatre
9/21 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
9/22 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
9/24 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
9/25 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
9/27 - Washington, DC @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
9/28 - Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
9/28 - Montreal, QB @ L’Astral
9/30 - Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/4 - New York, NY @ Town Hall
10/8 - Chicago, IL @ Antenaeum Theatre
10/9 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
10/10 - Minneapolis, MN @The Varsity Theater
10/12 - Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre & Café
10/13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
10/15 - Seattle, WA @ The Market
10/16 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
10/17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
10/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues-San Diego
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

UK Autumn Tour Dates

Sunday, November 25 - Leamington Spa - Assembly Rooms – Tickets
Monday, November 26 - Birmingham - Glee Club - Tickets
Tuesday, November 27 - Sheffield - Memorial Hall – Tickets
Thursday, November 29 - Ashford Kent - St. Mary's Church – Tickets
Friday, November 30 - Brighton - St Georges Church – Tickets
Sunday, December 2 - Norwich - Arts Centre – Tickets
Monday, December 3 - Milton Keynes - The Stables – Tickets
Wednesday, December 5 - London - Union Chapel – Tickets
Thursday, December 6 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms – Tickets
Friday, December 7 - Bristol – Thekla –Tickets
Sunday, December 9 - Manchester – RHCM – Tickets
Monday, December 10 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms - Tickets
Tuesday, December 11 - Cardiff - Glee Club – Tickets
Thursday, December 13 - Glasgow - Oran Mor – Tickets
Friday, December 14 - Dublin (IE) - Pepper Canister Church – Tickets

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