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Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Beth Orton's New Album Kidsticks Streaming At NPR

NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 27TH ON ANTI-

US TOUR BEGINS NEXT MONTH

"The new record never feels like a retreat into the familiar; instead, it finds her marrying her gorgeously lived-in voice to a palette expansive enough to incorporate quietly throbbing pulses and whiz-bang futurism."
NPR

"a singularly remarkable album that sets a true benchmark for 2016"
Under The Radar

""Beth Orton ditches the acoustic guitar for this subtly crushing meditation on fast-disappearing years, stitched together from loops and one-fingered keyboard refrains with the help of Fuck Buttons' Andrew Hung"
Q Magazine

"This album of lean, compelling electronic pop, co-produced by F*** Button's Andrew Hung, emphatically redresses the balance and yields her most invigorating songs in years" GQ (UK)

Beth Orton's seventh album. Kidsticks, is due out May 27th on Anti-, but you can currently hear the record over at NPR's First Listen. This 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 (the man responsible for recent hits by Hot Chip and Caribou) and features work from a cast of guest musicians assembled by Beth including Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr and Dustin O'Halloran from Winged Victory for the Sullen.

Beth has also announced her first US tour this June. Tickets are on sale now.

Beth Orton live 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

Beth Orton has been one of the most unique and beguiling voices in music for the past two decades. Her debut LP - Trailer Park - pioneered a synthesis of electronic and acoustic songs to huge acclaim. The follow up - Central Reservation - brought international success and the Brit Award for best British female. Further albums like the Jim O'Rourke produced Comfort of Strangers and 2012's Sugaring Season deepened the breadth of her craft (Sugaring Season was described by Pitchfork as "ten songs of sweet resilience delivered by a voice of seemingly effortless expression").

Beth Orton's artist page

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