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Pete Yorn Reaches #5 on the iTunes Albums Chart and #1 on the iTunes Alternative Chart

Sony Columbia Records - 06/16/2009

Pete Yorn's Back And Fourth was released exclusively via iTunes today, and the album has already shot to No. 1 on the Alternative album chart and No. 5 on the overall sales count...

Back And Fourth - which was released on iTunes with the bonus track "Rooftop" this morning - will hit stores and all other digital platforms Tuesday, June 23. Early returns are in, and fan reviews online are shaping up to be just as impressive as the early critical raves. "A rare complete album with stunning lyrics. This is in the company of some of the best records to come out in a long time..." says one consumer and adds another, "This is the type of music you can listen to all day and still find new things to like about each song."

Critics are already hailing the alt-rocker's fourth Columbia Records release as one of his strongest. Alternative Press gave the album four stars, The Huffington Post hailed it as "mesmerizing, in perpetual alt-pop motion, and on course as one of the best albums of 2009," and Performing Songwriter called it "the most introspective disc of Yorn's career."

Yorn will celebrate the release with an intimate New York City club performance, June 18 at Joe's Pub, and then on June 24 at the Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. He completed a spring tour with Coldplay June 4, and returns to the road as a headliner July 9 for a two month run (GO TO WWW.PETEYORN.COM FOR COMPLETE DATES).

Recorded in Omaha, NE, with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley), Yorn says the album was inspired by an escape from his everyday routine, and the change of pace between hometown Los Angeles and more rural Nebraska. "I think I found a different kind of inspiration there that helped carry the record home," he says.

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SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Cat DeFelice, Sr. Director of Publicity, Columbia Records,
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Web Site: http://www.peteyorn.com/