Tanya Donelly recently started a new weekly series of home-recorded covers that she’s using to help raise money for good causes, and the latest installment finds her channeling her old Boston friends Pixies through their song “Here Comes Your Man.” Stream it right here.
Tanya Donelly is giving away a set of 10 demos that laid the foundation of her band Belly’s 1993 debut Star in honor of the man who produced and engineered the recordings: Joe Harvard, co-founder of Boston’s famed Fort Apache Studios, who died Sunday. Stream or download the demo collection right here.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. (Since we missed last week’s round-up, this includes titles that came out this past Friday, too.)
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from Belly and Brian Eno, and the ‘Burning Britain: A Story of Independent U.K. Punk 1980-1983’ box set.
The reunited Belly — Tanya Donelly’s post-Throwing Muses, post-Breeders alt-rock outlet — this week debuted the second track, “Stars Align,” off of the forthcoming Dove, the band’s first new album in 23 years, The single, the follow-up to “Shiny One,” can be streamed in full right here.
Former Throwing Muses bandmates — and step-sisters — Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly re-teamed on stage in Boston over the weekend, playing three shows together at City Winery. The performances featured separate solo sets each by Donelly and Hersh, plus a joint encore of the Muses’ “Two Step,” the last song on The Real Ramona
The reunited Belly — Tanya Donelly’s post-Throwing Muses, post-Breeders alt-rock outlet — will release its first album in 23 years this May, an 11-song collection that’s being previewed by first single “Shiny One” and will be supported by U.S. and U.K. tours later this year. Full details right here.
Tanya Donelly has announced plans to go into the studio with her reunited ’90s act Belly to record that band’s 22-years-in-the-making third album, and she’s re-teaming with her former Throwing Muses bandmate (and step-sister) Kristin Hersh for a concert this fall in Boston.
This week’s new release include a box set of R.E.M.’s IRS-era singles on 7-inch, plus the “Millions Like Us” mod revival box set, vinyl reissues from Belly and The Lemonheads, a reissue of The Jam’s “Setting Son” and a new double-album from Camper Van Beethoven offshoot Cracker.
Originally released in 1993, Star — the debut album from ex-Throwing Muses member Tanya Donelly’s band Belly — will receive its first-ever American vinyl release later this year when Plain Recordings reissues the title on 180-gram vinyl, the label announced on Facebook.