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Beth Orton Talks About Returning To Music, And Rationalizes Buying An Expensive Guitar

It's been nearly six years since Beth Orton -- the English singer/songwriter known for pioneering "folktronica" back in the mid-'90s -- last released a proper…
T. Cole Rachel | October 26, 2012 - 2:12 pm

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Beth Orton & The Chemical Brothers – “I Never Asked To Be Your Mountain” (Tim Buckley Cover)

Beth Orton and the Chemical Brothers have collaborated a bunch of times over the years, and today the two of them have shared a recently…
James Rettig | June 1, 2018 - 3:38 pm

Watch Beth Orton Cover Leonard Cohen At Carnegie Hall

Electro-folk musician Beth Orton performed one of her two North American tour dates last week in Zankel Hall at NYC institution Carnegie Hall. As Brooklyn
Margaret Farrell | December 9, 2016 - 3:18 pm

Beth Orton Removes “1973” Video With Spray-Painted Joshua Tree

Beth Orton has come under fire for her music video for "1973," one of the tracks off of her new album Kidsticks. As Billboard reports,…
Peter Helman | May 29, 2016 - 7:20 pm

Stream Beth Orton Kidsticks

The English singer-songwriter Beth Orton got her start singing on psychedelic Chemical Brothers dance tracks in the mid-'90s. After that, she went on to a…
Tom Breihan | May 19, 2016 - 10:50 am

Beth Orton – “1973” Video

Before she rose to prominence as a solo artist, Beth Orton got started 20 years ago singing on Chemical Brothers tracks. She's returning to her…
Collin Robinson | May 3, 2016 - 10:57 am

Beth Orton – “1973” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month we learned Beth Orton was co-producing a new album called Kidsticks with Fuck Buttons member Andrew Hung, a return to the electronic pop…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2016 - 9:07 am

Beth Orton – “Moon”

Singer-songwriter Beth Orton got her start singing over twinkling, blissed-out Chemical Brothers tracks 20 years ago. And while she's since become a more traditional solo…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2016 - 9:07 am

Mark Lanegan & Beth Orton – “Your Kisses Burn” (Marc Almond & Nico Cover)

UK label Heavenly Recordings is turning 25 this year, and they're releasing a few special singles to celebrate. They got relatively recent signee Mark Lanegan…
Peter Helman | July 22, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate…
Molly Bergen | April 8, 2015 - 11:13 am

Beth Orton – “River” (Joni Mitchell Cover)

English folk singer Beth Orton has been pretty quiet since the release of her 2012 album Sugaring Season, but she's contributed to an upcoming Amazon…
James Rettig | November 5, 2014 - 6:42 pm

Beth Orton – “Mystery (Nico Muhly Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Beth Orton's 2012 release Sugaring Season yielded the exquisitely gorgeous "Mystery," one of those spare, ethereal folk songs that wrings so much grace from acoustic…
Chris DeVille | January 30, 2014 - 10:05 am

R.I.P. Terry Callier

Influential folk-soul singer Terry Callier has passed away at the age of 67. Like England's Nick Drake, the Chicago-based Callier was largely overlooked…
Michael Nelson | October 28, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Beth Orton – “Magpie” Video

British singer-songwriter will soon return with new LP Sugaring Season, her first in four years. In the video for album track "Magpie," directors Arni &
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2012 - 11:28 am

Watch Beth Orton Play Letterman

Earlier this week, Beth Orton shared "Magpie," the elegantly spare opening track from her new album Sugaring Season. And last night, she came through the…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 10:15 am