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New Music: Beth Orton – “Magpie”

on August 13, 2012, 4:00pm

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Beth Orton’s song “Magpie” serves as the opening track to her first album in six years, Sugaring Season. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Orton said the lithe acoustic number was inspired by birds gathering outside her bedroom window and following her throughout the day.

“These birds hold wisdom for me,” Orton explained.” “They are also oblivious to the fear they raise in others. All the time people are inventing stories to justify actions that often have no bearing on reality. I have experienced being silenced and this song came out of that. It was my way of keeping my voice and a sense of freedom alive.” Stream it now at RollingStone.com.

Sugaring Season hits stores on October 2nd via ANTI- Records. ICYMI, be sure to check out the previously-released “Something more Beautiful”.

Sugaring Season Tracklist:
01. Magpie
02. Dawn Chorus
03. Candles
04. Something more Beautiful
05. Call me the Breeze
06. Poison Tree
07. See through Blue
08. Last Leaves of Autumn
09. State of Grace
10. Mystery

Beth Orton 2012 Tour Dates:
09/20 – Nashville, TN @ The Belcourt Theatre
09/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/24 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
09/25 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
09/27 – Washington, DC @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
09/28 – Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
09/29 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
09/30 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
10/04 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
10/08 – Chicago, IL @ Antenaeum Theatre
10/09 – 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
10/20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant & Music Club
10/22 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues-San Diego
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre