Published Apr 15, 2009Kooky piano songstress Regina Spektor has finalized the details of her third major label release, which she's calling Far and releasing through Sire on June 23.
For this follow-up to 2006's Begin to Hope, Spektor enlisted several top-tier producers, including Jeff Lynne (ELO, the Traveling Wilburys), Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem), David Kahne (Paul McCartney, the Strokes) and Garret "Jacknife" Lee (Weezer, REM).
When recently asked by Pitchfork if she was worried that such a varied collection of boardsmen would hurt the cohesiveness of the record, she replied: "I'm pretty much stuck sounding like myself so it's going to be cohesive, in a way. And matching producers with songs was done kind of thoughtlessly - it wasn't like I was sitting there thinking, 'Well, this person would make more sense with this song.' I didn't do research or anything like that. It's almost like throwing stuff on the floor and seeing how it lands, you know?"
Spektor then went on to tell the website that if she was a machine she would be a toaster oven.
A worldwide tour is currently in the works in support of Far and the first single will be a track called "Laughing With." The album's tracklist and those dates have yet to be revealed.