The long wait is nearly over for fans of the Throwing Muses, as frontwoman Kristin Hersh this morning announced via Twitter the completion of the band’s long-in-the-works ninth album, which, upon its expected release sometime next year, will mark the Muses’ first new record in a decade.
Back in January 2011, Hersh announced that initial recording sessions had been completed by the Muses — herself, bassist Bernie Georges and drummer Dave Narcizo — and since then, the band has released a new best-of set and toured Europe. Over the past few months, Hersh has tweeted occasionally about her work finishing off the album in the studio.
And, today, she announced, “Just finished writing the book that is the Throwing Muses’ new record… tomorrow, for the first time in months, I won’t have to get up at 3 a.m.” When someone replied asking when fans will be able to hear the album, Hersh wrote, “Spring? Summer?”
In early 2010 Hersh — saying she’d begun work on the first new Muses record since the band’s 2003 self-titled album — began posting demos online and soliciting funding for the project through the CASH Music platform she co-founded. Fans could become “Strange Angels” by buying packages ranging from $30 per quarter (free music and guest-list spots) to $5,000 (executive producer credit on her next album).
The band has not yet announced a title or release date for the record.
just finished writing the book that is throwing muses’ new record…tomorrow, for the first time in months, i won’t have to get up at 3 a.m.
— kristin hersh (@kristinhersh) November 26, 2012
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