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Published: 2012/07/10

Beth Orton: Sugaring Season

Beth Orton will release Sugaring Season, her first album in six years and her Anti- Records debut, on October 2. A supporting Fall tour through the U.S. will be kicked off September 20 in Nashville, TN, with an October 4 stop in New York’s Town Hall and an Oct 23 stop in LA’s El Rey Theater.

The 10-track album was recorded in Portland, OR with producer Tucker Martine, who’s previously worked with My Morning Jacket and The Decemberists. Orton recruited a slew of musicians to contribute to the record, including keyboardist Rob Burger, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, and legendary jazz drummer Brian Blade, along with guitarists Marc Ribot and Ted Barnes and folksinger Sam Amidon.

“I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer,” explains Orton. “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 track “Something More Beautiful” is now available online.

Sugaring Season Track list

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 Fall Tour Dates:

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

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