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Beth Orton Announces First Album in Six Years

Sugaring Season Out Oct. 2

Jul 10, 2012 Beth Orton Bookmark and Share

English singer/songwriter Beth Orton has announced that she will release a new full-length entitled Sugaring Season on Oct. 2. Her first album in six years, the upcoming work was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Tucker Martine, and will mark Orton’s debut on Anti-. In an issued statement Orton says “I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer. 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.”

The new album will apparently mark a shift away from the electronic textures that dominated Orton’s early work. While the music will still be built around an implicit groove, it will come more from an acoustic guitar than a sequencer. “It may not be a ‘dance’ beat,” she says, “but it’s definitely there and it’s earthed and primal and insistent.”

Down below you can view the record’s full tracklist, as well as Orton fothcoming tour schedule. Orton has also debuted the included cut “Something more Beautiful,” which can be streamed courtesy of a new music video.

Sugaring Season:
Dawn Chorus
Something more Beautiful
Call me the Breeze
Poison Tree
See through Blue
Last Leaves of Autumn
State of Grace

Beth Orton 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
9/29 – Montreal, QC @ 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

10/20 - Santa Barbara @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club
10/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues-San Diego
10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre



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