Sire Records is thrilled for the upcoming worldwide release of 'far', the highly anticipated new album from Regina Spektor.
An artist known for an acute sense of detail both in music and words, Spektor continues to showcase her amazing ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary on 'far', which is set for a June 23, 2009 US release and globally June 22nd.
Spektor's first single, "Laughing With," is a perfect example of how she allows each enunciated word (or wordless vocal interjection) and each finger on the piano keys, to tell a fascinating story, that is both visionary and gripping.
The response to "Laughing With" has been overwhelming; the video shot up to #1 on iTunes' alternative video chart within it's first 24 hours and the song was met with immediate approval among fans, resulting in over 500,000 plays and a tremendous amount of action on message boards.
Spektor will perform "Laughing With" on Good Morning America on release day (6/23) and The Late Show with David Letterman on June 26th.
Before embarking on a European tour that begins at The Glastonbury Festival on June 26th, Spektor will headline New York City's Beacon Theatre on June 17th.
Regina Spektor's remarkable gift to craft intelligent and refreshingly honest odes to life has been captured by long-time friend, photographer / filmmaker / visual designer Adria Petty, with a series of viral videos that will be released up until release day. The first three, for songs "Dance Anthem of the 80's," "Man of a Thousand Faces" and "Eet," can now be seen on MySpace and other sites.
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'far' is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Within 24 hours of its initial availability, far had reached #20 on the overall album charts on iTunes.
Regina will release an exclusive EP called LAUGHING WITH, via independent retailers for this year's Record Store Day. Check your local indie for details.
'far' track listing:
1. The Calculation [Produced by Mike Elizondo]
2. Eet [Produced by Mike Elizondo]
3. Blue Lips [Produced by Jeff Lynne]
4. Folding Chair [Produced by Jeff Lynne]
5. Machine [Produced by Mike Elizondo]
6. Laughing With [Produced by Jacknife Lee]
7. Human of the Year [Produced by David Kahne]
8. Two Birds [Produced by Jacknife Lee]
9. Dance Anthem of the 80's [Produced by Jacknife Lee]
10. Genius Next Door [Produced by Jeff Lynne]
11. Wallet [Produced by Jeff Lynne]
12. One More Time With Feeling [Produced by David Kahne]
13. Man of a Thousand Faces [Produced by Mike Elizondo]
LAUGHING WITH track listing:
1. Laughing With
3. The Call (from The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian soundtrack)
4. The Noise (from Live from Bull Moose EP)
Regina Spektor June/July 2009 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
June 17th Beacon Theatre New York City
June 26th Glastonbury Festival UK
June 29th Serpentine Sessions London
July 1st Le Batacian Paris
July 2nd Gloria Cologne
July 4th Werchter Festival Belgium
July 6th Grunspan Hamburg
July 7th Postbahnhof Berlin
July 9th Hultsfred Festival Sweden
July 11th Oxegen Festival Ireland
July 12th T in the Park Festival Scotland
July 14th Paradiso Amsterdam
July 15th Villa Arconati Milan
July 17th Latitude Festival UK
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