Beth Orton, Then As Now, Feeling Very Now Again, At The Foundry

  • The Foundry 29 East Allen Street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States

You are not mistaken: That is a new Beth Orton song. But it's not been so long as you think. The new Kidsticks is the first new LP in four years from Beth Orton, whose voice has been seared into brains like an extra seratonin receptor since the late 90s, when she emerged as the unlikely folk-inflected heroine of the Big Beat scene. That kind of now-ness back then echoes today on Kidsticks, which has actual and thematic connections to acts like Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear and Twin Shadow.