Album News, Tour Dates, Video — May 31, 2023 at 8:04 am

Kristin Hersh debuts beautiful single “Dandelion” off new album “Clear Pond Road”

Kristin Hersh | Photo by Pete Mellekas

After releasing new albums with her bands Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave in recent years, Kristin Hersh this September will put out her first solo record since 2018, a collection called Clear Pond Road that is preceded by the gorgeous single “Dandelion” — which you can stream below.

Fire Records will release the 10-song Clear Pond Road on Sept. 8, and the album can be pre-ordered now on digital, CD and vinyl formats. She’ll follow the release with a tour of the U.K., Ireland and Australia that runs from late September through mid-November; U.S. dates are expected to be announced, too.

The label describes Hersh’s new album — her 12th overall — as something of a departure from her past solo work, being “more inward looking, quieter but outspoken, underpinned by background noise for ambience and awkwardness.” The album also features strings and mellotron.

“Passion sounds less angry, more grateful, I think,” Hersh says in the announcement of the album, “sweeter, sadder. And somehow, no less alive… over car engines and rain in New England and whistling ducks and wind chimes in New Orleans, it all sounds wistful to me.”

The new solo album follows the release last year of Black Pearl, the second full-length from Hersh’s band 50 Foot Wave, as well as the 2020 release of Sun Racket, the 10th studio album from the legendary Throwing Muses.

Check out the new single “Dandelion,” the album’s full tracklist — and Hersh’s tour dates.



Kristin Hersh, Clear Pond Road

1. “Bewitched Reruns”
2. “Ms Haha”
3. “Dandelion”
4. “Constance Street”
5. “Thank You, Corner Blight”
6. “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”
7. “Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire”
8. “Eyeshine”
9. “Palmetto”
10. “Tunnel”


Kristin Hersh tour dates 2023

Sept. 27: Exeter, UK — The Phoenix Arts Centre
Sept. 29: Ramsgate, UK — St George’s Church
Sept. 30: Oxford, UK — Florence Park Community Centre
Oct. 1: Liverpool, UK — Philharmonic
Oct. 3: Bristol, UK — Strange Brew
Oct. 4: Cardiff, UK — Acapella Club
Oct. 5: Reading, UK — South Street Arts Centre
Oct. 6: Cambridge, UK — Storey’s Field
Oct. 8: Norwich, UK — Arts Centre
Oct. 9: Nottingham, UK — Metronome
Oct. 11: Leeds, UK — Mill Hill Chapel
Oct. 12: Manchester, UK — St Michael’s Ancoats
Oct. 14: Glasgow, UK — Mono
Oct. 15: Edinburgh, UK — Summerhall (Dissection Room)
Oct. 17: Newcastle, UK — Cluny
Oct. 18: Hebden Bridge, UK — Trades Club
Oct. 19: Kilkenny, Ireland — Cleere’s
Oct. 20: Galway, Ireland — Roisin Dubh
Oct. 21: Dublin, Ireland — Pavilion Theatre
Oct. 22: Bangor, UK — The Court House
Oct. 23: Dundalk, Ireland — The Spirit Store
Oct. 24: Kendal, UK — The Old Brewery
Oct. 25: Leek, UK — Foxlowe Arts Centre
Oct. 26: Birmingham, U K —Hare And Hounds
Oct. 28: London, UK — St John at Bethnal Green
Oct. 29: Brighton, UK — Komedia

Nov. 2: Brisbane, Australia — Black Bear Lodge
Nov. 3: Canberra, Australia — Smith’s Alternative
Nov. 5: St Kilda, Australia — Nemo Music Hall
Nov. 8: Melbourne, Australia — Northcote Social Club
Nov. 9: Newton, Australia — Vanguard
Nov. 10: Katoomba, Australia — Baroque Room





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