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Media Release: New Regina Spektor Album Set for Release May 29!
March 29 2012

REGINA SPEKTOR PREMIERES
âALL THE ROWBOATSâ VIDEO ON

YOUTUBE WORLDWIDE MARCH 29

TRACKS âDONâT LEAVE ME (NE ME QUITTE PAS)â AND
âALL THE ROWBOATSâ AVAILABLE DIGITALLY

WHAT WE SAW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS IN STORES MAY 29, DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION PRE-ORDER
AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES

FULL TRACK LISTING REVEALED


âThe classically trained pianistâs new single is a wickedly baroque paean to decaying classics. Spektor charges over chase-scene scales and spitball synths [on âAll The Rowboatsâ].â
âRolling Stone

âOn âRowboats,â Spektor finally matches her memorable lyrical tales to music thatâs just as, if not more than, dramatic.ââBillboard

âWith minor-key pianos, machine-gun drums, and thoughtful musings on museum paintings, she goes form pixiesh to serious, all in three and a half very dramatic minutes [of âAll The Rowboatsâ].ââEntertainment Weekly

âMs. Spektor can write pop songs when she wants to.
But pop is far from the only thing she wants.ââThe New York Times

âA singular songwriting voice that spans genres and personas with grace and apparent ease.â
âNPR Music

The much-anticipated new studio album from Regina Spektor, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, is set for release on Sire/Warner Bros. Records on May 29. The album reunites Spektor with production partner Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre) and is her first album of new material since 2009âs far. What We Saw From The Cheap Seats was launched with the first listen track âAll The Rowboatsâ and followed with the single âDonât Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)â. The album digital deluxe pre-order is available and the video for âAll The Rowboatsâ will receive a worldwide premiere on YouTube on March 29. Spektor will also release an exclusive 7â of two Russian cover songs, âThe Prayer Of François Villon (Molitva)â and âOld Jacket (Stariy Pidjak),â for Record Store Day on April 21. Spektor will tour with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers this spring performing new material from the album; please see dates below.



What We Saw From The Cheap Seats was recorded over an eight-week period this past summer in Los Angeles. Spektor wrote each of the 11 tracks on the album. She arrived at the session with

a collection of new compositions, but others were pulled from earlier periods. She and Elizondo fleshed out instrumentation and sought to make each of the songs stand alone sonically. Most of the songs were recorded live with Spektor on piano and vocals, while additional instrumentation was added to these original takes. Of working with Spektor, Elizondo says âRegina Spektor is that rare artist that continues to surprise. Just when you think you have her figured out, she knocks you out with something completely different. Itâs that spirit that drives this record. Each

song takes you on a journey that only Regina is capable of providing. She has truly outdone herself.â

Spektor studied classical piano and garnered a loyal live following in New York before self- releasing two albums. Her breakthrough album Soviet Kitsch was released by Sire Records in 2004 followed by Begin to Hope in 2006. The album included worldwide fan favorites âFidelity,â âSamson,â âOn The Radioâ and âBetterâ and is certified gold in the U.S. Spektor followed up with far (2009) and Live from London (2010), which was recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo Theater during the far tour.

REGINA SPEKTOR, WHAT WE SAW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS

1. Small Town Moon
2. Oh Marcello
3. Donât Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas)
4. Firewood
5. Patron Saint
6. How
7. All The Rowboats
8. Ballad of a Politician
9. Open
10. The Party
11. Jessica

REGINA SPEKTOR TOUR

All dates with Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers


April 18/19 1 Bank Center Broomfield, CO

April 21 Verizon Arena Little Rock, AR

April 24 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, NM

April 26 Intrust Bank Arena Wichita, KS

April 29 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park Alpharetta, GA

May 1 Germain Arena Estero, FL

May 3 Amway Center Orlando, FL

May 5 Frank Erwin Center Austin, TX