Lindi Ortega's new album out OCTOBER 8TH, title track streaming now!

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By Greg

On Aug 19, 2013

Tin Star, the latest album from critically lauded singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega, will be released October 8th by Last Gang Records. The new record follows her 2011 Juno Award-nominated and Polaris Music Prize Long-Listed debut album Little Red Boots, and her 2012 Polaris Long-Listed album Cigarettes & Truckstops. Billboard called Cigarettes and Truckstops “heartfelt and mood-inducing, a uniquely bluesy twist on pre-outlaw country” while The New York Times praised Ortega for having “untamed instincts, but classic bones.” Tin Star’s title track is streaming now on Paste Magazine, and fans can catch Ortega on stage in Canada this fall (tour dates below). Tin Star can be pre-ordered on iTunes and at Lindi’s online shop starting Tuesday, August 20.

Produced by Grammy-nominated Dave Cobb (Secret Sisters, Shooter Jennings), Tin Star demonstrates the unique voice and songwriting that Ortega has come to be known for and is largely inspired by Ortega’s adopted home of Nashville, TN. Born and bred in Toronto, ON, Ortega made the move to Music City to be closer to the musicians who inspired her. “It’s always my goal to raise the bar with each record I put out. I have witnessed so much talent living in Nashville that has inspired me to push myself even further,” she explains. “I like to work with different musicians and producers to change the feel of every release. I don’t want to risk making the same record over and over. Working with a new group brings a new spirit and new ideas to the music.”

Several songs on the album touch on the classics of country music. Loneliness, unrequited love, crumbling relationships and primal desire pepper Tin Star and give Ortega a chance to let her contemporary twist on traditional country shine through. Hard As This, one of the standout tracks from the album, speaks to difficult relationships, how they often seem to be more trouble than they’re worth, and the feeling of giving all you have and it still not being enough. While I Want You takes the dark undertones that Ortega’s music is known for and explores the dark side of desire and the need to be bad to get what you want.

The past few years have found Ortega nearly constantly on the road supporting both Little Red Boots and Cigarettes & Truckstops. She has toured with the likes of Dierks Bentley, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, K.D. Lang, Social Distortion and James Vincent McMorrow. Of her live performance The Chicago Sun Times notes “[her] ebullient personality and powerful voice make for a striking presence,” while Country Weekly goes on to say, “it’s her penetrating and tremulous voice you’ll remember the most.”

Whether the stars she’s imagining are in the night sky or made of tin hanging on an old barn door, Lindi Ortega is painting a picture of a career continually on the rise.

Tin Star Tracklisting:
Hard As This
Gypsy Child
Tin Star
Voodoo Mama
Lived And Died Alone
I Want You
This Is Not Surreal
Something For You
All These Cats
Waitin’ On My Luck To Change
Songs About

Upcoming Canadian Tour Dates:
October 24 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
October 25 – London, ON – Aeolian Hall
October 26 – Hamilton, ON – Studio Theatre
October 27 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Café
November 6 – Swift Current, SK – Lyric Theatre
November 7 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
November 8 – Edmonton, AB – Royal Alberta Museum
November 9 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar and Stage
November 13 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
November 14 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
November 28 & 29 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre Studio
November 30 – Cobalt, ON – Classic Theatre