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    Thu, 12 Jul 2007 09:19:43

    Josh Ritter to Release New Record - The songwriter posits that getting dropped by his label inspired creativity

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    Even though his previous label V2 had imploded, songwriter Josh Ritter carried on with the recording of his newest record, The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter. "I knew somebody was going to get it—I just didn't know who. At the end of the day, you're on your own anyway," Ritter told Billboard.com. "By the time I was making this record, my head was overflowing with ideas. When the glass is full, you've got to take care of it."

    Major label BMG Music Entertainment/Victor has taken that full glass and has agreed to release it this coming August 21. Ritter insists that the follow-up record to 2006's Animal Years is rockier and "fun." "Animal Years in a lot of ways is about me but now this is about other characters," he added. "I started making songs with badass characters, so I'd start singing like a badass." To promote his Conquests, Ritter will tour select headlining dates in the United States from September through November.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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