Kooky New York pianist Regina Spektor has announced details of her second album proper, Begin To Hope.
Out on July 10th on WEA/Sire, and the follow-up to January's compilation Mary Ann Meets The Gravediggers and Other Short Stories, Begin To Hope includes a new version of the song 'Samson', previously only available on the album Songs, one of Spektor's two self-released CDs whilst still unsigned. As well as the standard twelve-song release, the new album is also available as a double-disc Special Edition set with five extra tracks, and we are willing to stake our houses that it will be amazing. Not that many of us own houses. The tracklisting runs thusly:
'On The Radio'
'20 Years of Snow'
'Summer in the City'
DiS had the pleasure of seeing her yesterday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and she was mind-blowing. Currently touring the UK and Europe solo, the Regina Spektor stage show can be found on the Southbank again tonight, and then calls at:
1 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
2 Cambridge Junction
3 Malmo Accelerator Festival, Sweden
5 Gothenburg Accelerator Festival, Sweden
6 Stockholm Accelerator Festival, Sweden
8 Naas Oxygen Festival, Ireland
9 Kinross T In The Park
10 Sheffield Leadmill
12 Madrid Moby Dick Club, Spain
13 Barcelona La 2, Spain
15 Grafenhainichen Ferropolis MELT! Festival, Germany
16 Southwold Latitude Festival
18 Birmingham Academy 2
19 Gateshead Sage
21 Leeds City Varieties Music Hall
22 Manchester The Lowry Centre
23 Oxford Truck Festival
25 Brighton Concorde 2
26 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
15 Berlin Magnet, Germany
16 Hamburg The Stage Club, Germany
17 Kiewit Pukkelpop Festival, Belgium
21 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
23 London Shepherd's Bush Empire
You can preview two tracks from the album on her MySpace. What are you waiting for? Go now!