Continuing to tour in support of her latest Sugaring Season LP, Beth Orton returns to Philadelphia for a show at World Cafe Live on August 6th. The British folk songstress returned to the studio after a six year break following the release of Comfort of Strangers to record Sugaring Season, working with Tucker Martine and collaborating with M. Ward and Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers). Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here. Watch Orton’s Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music below and listen back to her November 2012 appearance on World Cafe here.
Singer-songwriter Beth Orton will take the stage at The Trocadero tonight. The English musician’s forthcoming record Sugaring Season is her first in six years and represents a time of self-reflection and transitions in both her personal life and her music career. Supporting Beth Orton is Vermont-bred folk singer Sam Amidon. Tickets for this seated all-ages show are $29.50, available here. Doors are at 7:00 p.m. and music begins at 8:00. Below, watch the video for Beth Orton’s single “Magpie”.
Beth Orton is playing The Trocadero tomorrow and we want you to be there. To enter, comment below with your favorite Beth Orton song; we’ll pick a winner at random tomorrow at noon. In case you missed it, you can stream the English singer-songwriter’s upcoming album called Sugaring Season (her first in six years) via NPR this week.
English singer-songwriter Beth Orton releases her fifth LP, Sugaring Season, next Tuesday, October 2. The album is streaming today via NPR Music, and NPR’s Stephen Thomas writes that the album’s scaled-back production, a surprising direction for the onetime electronica vocalist, recalls English-folk heritage artists like Pentangle.
If anything on Sugaring Season finds its way onto a dance remix, it’ll involve a particularly imaginative sample. Still, for all its deliberate pacing and acoustic flourishes, Sugaring Season isn’t meek: In “Candles,” “Something More Beautiful” and elsewhere, the album unleashes a kind of churning, rumbling urgency in which intensity stands in for speed.
British singer-songwriter Beth Orton returns with a new album, Sugaring Season, on October 2nd on Anti- Records. The album was produced by Tucker Martine. WXPN Welcomes Beth to the Keswick Theatre on Tuesday, September 25th. Go here for tickets and more information about the show. Below, watch the new video for the song “Magpie” via Vulture.