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New Music: Josh Ritter – “New Lover”

on December 27, 2012, 3:20pm

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Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter left behind the sweeping epics of 2010’s So Runs The World Away to chronicle the end of his marriage on his seventh full-length, The Beast In Its Tracks. While the lead single “Joy To You Baby” wistfully recalls the early days of the relationship, “New Lover” finds Ritter looking toward an emotionally awkward future. The strummy guitar and gentle pace may be aural saccharine, but Ritter breaks up the poppy facade with lyrics focused on the painful task of accepting your ex’s new romantic existence. Stream the song now at NPR.org.

The Beast In Its Tracks hits stores on March 5th via Pytheas Recordings. Ritter will tour in support of the LP throughout the spring, and you can check out the itinerary below.

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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