Beth Orton Announces New Album, Sugaring Season

Album marks Orton's first release on Anti-

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Beth Orton Announces New Album, <i>Sugaring Season</i>

Beth Orton  returns on Oct. 2 with her first album in six years, titled Sugaring Season. The follow up to 2006’s Comfort of Strangers will be the English singer-songwriter’s debut on Anti- Records.

In support of the new album, Orton’s U.S. tour kicks off on Sept. 20 in Nashville and wraps up at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Oct. 23. Accompanying this announcement was a new track, “Something More Beautiful,” which you can hear below.

Appropriately named for its mixture of folk and electronica, Orton’s signature “folktronica” sound on earlier albums became more folk-based and alternative on recent releases. Her new tracks will follow in that theme.

“It may not be a ‘dance’ beat,” Orton said. “But it’s definitely there and it’s earthed and primal and insistent.”

Check out “Something More Beautiful” and the full list of tour dates below.

Tour Dates
20 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Belcourt Theatre
21 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Variety Playhouse
22 - Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
24 - Charlottesville, Va. @ Jefferson Theater
25 - Glenside, Pa. @ Keswick Theatre
27 - Washington, D.C. @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
28 - Somerville, Mass. @ Somerville Theatre
29 - Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
30 - Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club

4 - New York, N.Y. @ Town Hall
8 - Chicago, Ill. @ Antenaeum Theatre
9 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
10 - Minneapolis, Minn. @The Varsity Theater
12 - Boulder, Colo. @ Fox Theatre Cafe
13 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The State Room
15 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Market
16 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue
17 - Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
19 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
20 - Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club
22 - San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues-San Diego
23 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre