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Josh Ritter announces new album, The Beast In Its Tracks

on December 11, 2012, 3:30pm

josh ritter the beast in its tracks e1355249577693 Josh Ritter announces new album, The Beast In Its Tracks

Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter will release his new album, The Beast In Its Tracks, on March 5th via Pytheas Recordings. The follow-up to 2010’s So Runs The World Away marks Ritter’s sixth full-length and continues his longtime collaboration with keyboardist and producer Sam Kassirer. The first single “Joy To You Baby” is streaming below

In a press release, Ritter explained the album’s genesis: “In the year after my marriage ended, I realized that I had more new songs than I’d ever had at one time. Far from the grand, sweeping feel of the songs on So Runs the World Away, these new songs felt like rocks in the shoe, hard little nuggets of whatever they were, be it spite, remorse, or happiness.”

Ritter and his Royal City Band will celebrate the album’s release with an extensive North American tour. The leg kicks off February 13th in Albany, NY and runs through mid-May.

Pre-orders for the album are now ongoing via Ritter’s official site. A limited edition 7″ version of the “Joy To You Baby” (with an exclusive non-album B-side) is also available for purchase, with physical copies hitting indie stores on December 18th.

Josh Ritter 2013 Tour Dates:
02/13 — Albany, NY @ The Egg *
02/14 — Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
03/13 — Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
03/14 — Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/16 — Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
03/18 — Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
03/19 — Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
03/20 — Oakland, CA @ The Fox Theatre
03/21 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
03/22 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
03/23 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune
03/24 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
03/25 — Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
03/27 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
04/14 — Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
04/15 — Columbus, OH @ Southern Theatre
04/16 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
04/17 — Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Theatre
04/18 — Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
04/19 — Louisville, KY @ Brown Theatre
04/20 — St. Louis, MO @ Plush
04/21 — Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
04/23 — Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
04/24 — Madison, WI @ Capitol Theatre
04/25 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/27 — Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
05/08 — Portland, ME @ State Theatre †
05/09 — Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre *
05/10 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
05/12 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
05/13 — Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
05/14 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse *
05/16 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero *
05/17 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
05/18 — New York, NY @ Terminal 5 *

* = w/ The Felice Brothers

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