As an admitted nerd for words, I love the trend of artists releasing lyric videos for their songs prior to sharing the “official” videos with fans, but after watching Josh Ritter’s lyric video for “New Lover” off his upcoming release, The Beast in Its Tracks, out March 5th, I can’t imagine a more perfect visual representation of the track. The dusty typewriter featured in the video epitomizes Ritter’s classic Americana style, and the anti-love letter nature of the song itself is perfectly suited for the video’s theme.

On March 19th, SoCal fans can head to The Fonda Theatre to witness Ritter performing alongside his Royal City Band, and we’ve teamed up with Goldenvoice to give away two pairs of tickets to the show! To enter to win, just leave a comment below this post. Be sure to include an email address you check frequently as that’s how we’ll be getting in touch with the winner the day before the show. If you don’t win, though, no worries because tickets are still available for purchase, and bonus: every ticket sold for Ritter’s March 13 through May 22 tour comes with a digital download of The Beast in Its Tracks (delivered on March 5) and an early download of the song “Joy To You Baby.”

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