On October 2nd, Beth Orton will release Sugaring Season, her first album in six years, and make her Anti- Records debut. Sugaring Season was recorded in Portland, Oregon, with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists). With its deeply lyrical songwriting and newfound expressivity of voice, the album demonstrates Orton’s daring synthesis of her broad musical influences into a powerfully individual artistic vision. "I stretched myself as a singer on this record and used voices I never have before as a writer," she explains. "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." Listen to the new track, "Something More Beautiful," and check out Beth Orton's fall tour dates, below:


Beth Orton Fall 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

9/28 - Montreal, QB @ 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

10/22 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues-San Diego

10/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre


By Michael Levine