Video — April 2, 2014 at 8:55 am

Throwing Muses dig into ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ in live KEXP performance, interview

Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses

The reactivated Throwing Muses played a handful of U.S. dates earlier this year, and while the band was in Seattle, Kristin Hersh and Co. stopped by KEXP for an on-air session during which they performed four tracks off last year’s sprawling double album Purgatory/Paradise, and discussed the comeback record. That 23-minute session can now be seen in full below.

The Muses will return to the West Coast in late May and early June for three more shows, once again bringing former member Tanya Donelly — who joined the band at a few East Coast shows last month — along for the dates, which you can see below.

Check out the full KEXP performance:


Setlist: Throwing Muses, KEXP studio, Seattle, WA, 2/25/14

1. “Sunray Venus”
2. “Freesia”
3. “Milan”
4. “Static”


Throwing Muses + Tanya Donelly tour dates:

May 30: Bootleg HiFi, Los Angeles, CA
May 31: The Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
June 1: Triple Door, Seattle, WA





  1. Whoooaaaa, they sound great! Hoping this tour goes everywhere, or at least close to me.

  2. Their show that evening at the Triple Door was excellent. I’ve already got my ticket for the June 1 show as well, this time with Tanya.

  3. Great performances. What wonderful music. How I wish the band would come to Virginia. Fat chance of that happening, I guess.

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