Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And my little fascist panties are in a very happy knot!

There is some truly F*A*B news coming out of music land today. Tori Amos is set to release her 10th studio album a bit later this year. And, in true Tori style, the album title is the perfect hook to get you hooked.

It's to be called "Abnormally Attracted To Sin" and once again I realize that Tori has turned yet another phrase that speaks the very complicated language of my soul. I kid, I kid (but not really).

I read the press release just issued by Tori's new label, Universal Republic, on Pink is the New Blog. Here's the full release for your full enjoyment, too ;-]

Tori Amos to Headline Universal Republic Showcase at South by Southwest Music Conference on March 19, 2009


There will be thousands of artists and tens of thousands of music fans gathering at over 60 venues for this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference in Austin, TX, but all eyes will be on groundbreaking star Tori Amos, headlining one of the most anticipated events in the conference’s two decade-plus history, on Thursday, March 19, at historic Austin club, La Zona Rosa.

The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is headlining a star-studded Universal Republic Records showcase at the popular venue, sure to be looked on as one of the must-see events of the four day festival. Tori will be performing new songs from her upcoming Universal Republic debut album, ABNORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SIN, scheduled to hit stores and the digital domain this spring, as well as other classics from her influential repertoire.

Tori’s recent signing with Universal Republic is in keeping with the inventive star’s unconventional approach to the artist/record company relationship. Universal Republic will distribute Tori’s new album, as well as correlate other ventures in tandem with Tori’s prolific creative output. ABNORMALLY ATTRACTED TO SIN, her tenth studio album, is another innovative chapter in the artist’s trailblazing story. Every track on the album will be accompanied by a corresponding ‘visualette,’ featuring footage that has been captured over the past year. Shot in HD and Super 8, the visualettes will incorporate a documentary style.

Tori’s most recent album, AMERICAN DOLL POSSE, which has been hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as ‘her best album in years,’ was released in 2007 to a chorus of rave reviews. The captivating album, like many of her previous efforts, adhered to a strong conceptual theme, with Tori inhabiting multiple archetypal female personae, a testament to her willingness to continue to push the boundaries of the female singer/songwriter.

Regarded as one of the most emotionally fearless live artists in music today, her most recent world tour, launched in the summer of 2007, saw her soar with her first full-fledged rock band in nearly a decade. Media platforms such as the BBC lauded both her live show and album as ‘returning Tori Amos back to the forefront of a genre she defined…still pushing her own boundaries.

*AND, we're back...

I'm really surprised that it's already time for a new Tori album, and I also think it's amazing that this is going to be 10th studio album. A LOT of time has passed since I first heard her first album Little Earthquakes back in good ol' '92.

I've managed to see Tori Amos live in concert 7 times over the years, and I sure hope a 'SINful' tour for her new album comes to Vancouver so that I can make it 8!

The approach of 'Abnormally Attracted To Sin' is great news and is also a great reason to remind us that one of Tori Amos' greatest achievements is RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

And for old time's sake, here's the tune that truly reflects what inspired Tori Amos to create RAINN:

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