Quirky piano songstress Regina Spektor is slated to return June 23 with "Far," her third album for Sire. "Far" is the follow up to 2006’s breakout release "Begin To Hope," which has sold 595,000 according to Nielson SoundScan and peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard 200.
The thirteen tracks on "Far" pair Spektor with four different producers: Jeff Lynne (ELO, The Traveling Wilburys), Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem), David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes) and Garret "Jacknife" Lee (Weezer, REM).
In a recent Pitchfork interview, Spektor revealed that heading into "Far," there wasn’t any overarching plans in working with a host of different producers with varying backgrounds. "Matching producers with songs was done kind of thoughtlessly," she said. "it wasn't like I was sitting there thinking,'Well, this person would make more sense with this song.' I didn't do research or anything like that. It's almost like throwing stuff on the floor and seeing how it lands, you know?"
Coinciding with the release of "Far," Spektor will launch a worldwide tour. So far she is confirmed for Belgium’s Rock Werchter Festival on July 4. The first single is entitled "Laughing With."