Regina Spektor’s “Far” Better Thing

Fans who’ve been anxiously awaiting the follow up to quirky singer/songwriter Regina Spektor’s 2006 smash “Begin to Hope” can finally breath. The end is in sight.

Spektor is cranking the dial on the publicity machine up to 11 as she prepares to release her new album, far, on June 23.

The singer will debut songs from the new disc, which features production work on several tracks from legendary ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, with a June 17 show at NYC’s Beacon Theatre.

Tickets for the Beacon show include a free download of two songs from far: “Laughing With” and “Blue Lips.”

Spektor will celebrate release day with an appearance on “Good Morning America” and drop in on “Late Show with David Letterman” on June 26.

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Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Indio, Calif.

The singer will kick off a European tour in style with a June 26 set at the massive Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, U.K.

Other stops on the trek, which focuses mainly on summer festivals, include London; Paris; Berlin; Hultsfred, Sweden; Naas, Ireland; Amsterdam and Bollate, Italy.

Here’s the video for the first single from far, “Laughing With.” The striking clip pays tribute to surrealists like René Magritte, M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali.