Ximena Sariñana to Release Debut English-Language Album 8/2

Mexican singer, songwriter and keyboardist Ximena Sariñana (hi-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na) has announced the release of her English-language debut on Warner Bros Records. The self-titled album is set to hit stores August 2, 2011. Recorded in Los Angeles with Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Bird and the Bee), Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Natalia Lafourcade, the result is a collection of songs that showcase her striking voice, smart, thoughtful lyrics and offbeat personality. The first single "Different" goes to radio June 7, 2011.

After fronting a successful indie band in her native Mexico, Ximena released her Spanish-language solo debut Mediocre in 2008. The album debuted at #1 in Mexico and scored two Latin Grammy nods and a US Grammy Award nomination, as well as the Best New Artist win at the Latin MTV Awards. Rolling Stone called the album "one of the strongest debuts from a female singer-songwriter since Norah Jones' ‘Come Away With Me'" and gave it 4 1/2 stars.

The daughter of acclaimed film director Fernando Sariñana, Ximena has also been acting since the age of 11. She has starred in three telenovelas and 11 Mexican films, ranging from box office hit Amar Te Duele (2002), to film festival winner Dos Abrazos (2007), which won the 2007 Best New Narrative Filmmaker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned Ximena the prize for Best Supporting Actress by the Mexican Film Critics and Press Board.

Ximena will be previewing songs off her new album on three upcoming spring tours, with Sara Bareilles, Fitz & the Tantrums and Ray LaMontagne. Full tour dates are below, for more info please visit www.ximenamusic.com.

4/05 - Millikin University - Decatur, IL*
4/06 - Corson Auditorium - Interlochen, MI*
4/09 - College of St. Scholastica - Duluth, MN*
4/11 - Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead - Munhall, PA*
4/12 - Wake Forest University - Winston-Salem, NC*
4/13 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH*
4/16 - Madison Theater-Covington, KY*
4/17 - Canisius College - Buffalo, NY*
4/19 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC*
4/21 - Hard Rock Live Hotel & Casino -Biloxi, MS*
4/22 - WorkPlay Soundstage - Birmingham, AL*
4/23 - Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN*
5/24 - The Blank Club - San Jose, CA**
5/25 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA**
5/27 - Midway Lawn - Essex Junction, VT ***
5/28 - St. Denis Theatre - Montreal, QC***
5/30 - Venue - Vancouver, BC**
6/03 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO**
6/04 - The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO**
6/05 - Belly Up Aspen - Aspen, CO**

* - with Sara Bareilles
** - with Fitz & the Tantrums
*** - with Ray LaMontagne

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