Beth Orton Signs to Anti- for New Album, Lines Up U.S. Tour

Beth Orton Signs to Anti- for New Album, Lines Up U.S. Tour
Alt-folk songstress Beth Orton hasn't released an album since early 2006, when she issued the Jim O'Rourke-produced Comfort of Strangers. Since then, she has reissued her classic Trailer Park and switched record labels, and is now getting set to record an album for indie heavyweight Anti-.

In a press release, the singer says she is "excited and happy to be on a label that is home to so many artists in my record collection. I can't wait to get on and make a new record myself, to bring the songs I've been writing over the last couple of years to life."

According to Anti- president Andy Kaulkin, "After hearing some of her new songs, I think this record could be a defining moment in Beth's already remarkable career."

There's no word on when the album will be finished, but those who want to hear a preview of the new songs should catch Orton on her U.S. tour this summer.

Tour dates:

8/3 Washington, DC - Lillith Fair
8/13 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
8/14 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
8/16 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse
8/17 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
8/18 Annapolis, MD - Rams Head
8/21 Atlanta, GA - The Variety Playhouse