Digital Music — July 9, 2020 at 10:13 pm

Listen: Throwing Muses debut ‘Bo Diddley Bridge’ off upcoming album ‘Sun Racket’

Photo by Steve Gullick

Fans of the Throwing Muses have found themselves having to wait a bit longer for the trio’s new pandemic-delayed record Sun Racket, but they at least were rewarded today with another new track off the album, the grinding rocker “Bo Diddley Bridge.” Hear it below.

Fire Records delayed the release of the first new Throwing Muses album in seven years because of record industry complications due to the coronavirus. The 10-song album, band’s 10th record overall, had been due out May 22 but now is scheduled to be released Sept. 4.

The band — singer/guitarist Kristin Hersh, drummer David Narcizo and bassist Bernard Georges — were in the studio last year when they played their first shows in five years, a handful of concerts and a slot handpicked by Robert Smith at The Cure’s Pasadena Daydream Festival outside the Rose Bowl.

Of the new song, Hersh says:

“My little boy, Bo, used to fish off Bo Diddley Bridge down the street before it collapsed, around the time our life collapsed. But we lived; we swam in a life sunshine somehow. And both bridges — the Bo Diddley one and the life one — were rebuilt around us.”

Below,  stream “Bo Diddley Bridge.”





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