Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beth Orton returns from the 'Moon'

Beth Orton has released the second track from her forthcoming album.

Following on from "Moon," Beth's first release in four years, "1973" features George Lewis Jr. on guitars and Guillermo E. Brown on drums.

"1973" is taken from Kidsticks (released on Anti- on May 27), Beth Orton's seventh album. It is the first record Beth has written on synthesizers instead of acoustic guitar. The album started with 10 days of Beth and co-producer Andrew Hung making loops in a garage in LA. Over the next 18 months, Beth built the tracks up from basic four-bar loops into beautiful multi-layered electronic songs augmented by live musicians, in her first official foray into production.

The album was mixed by David Wrench (Hot Chip, Caribou) and features guest musicians like Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr.


Beth has also announced her first US tour this June. All tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 20. See all tour dates below.

She's probably best known for 1999's Central Reservation, which brought international success and the Brit Award for best British female. The title track from it and "Stolen Car" were both minor US hits. 

US dates:

6/07 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
6/09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Three Rivers Arts Festival
6/11 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
6/12 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry
6/14 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
6/15 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
6/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
6/20 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
6/21 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
6/23 - Seattle, WA - The Triple Door

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