As we reported earlier this month, the Throwing Muses will release Sun Racket — their 10th studio album, and first in seven years — on the Fire Records label this May. Now you can get your first taste of Kristin Hersh and Co.’s new music in the form of lead-off single and album opener “Dark Blue,” a gnarled rocker that you can stream here.
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The Throwing Muses will release Sun Racket — their 10th studio album, and the college-rock favorites’ first in seven years — on the Fire Records label this May, bandleader Kristin Hersh announced this week in the latest edition of her newsletter. Full details and Kristin Hersh solo tour dates here.
New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills — the Martin Phillipps-led group that long has carried the banner for the Dunedin sound — will return in September with a new album titled Snow Bound, and you can already get an earful of two songs off new record. Stream them both right here.
As she prepares to head off to England to play the Robert Smith-curated Meltdown festival, Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh is offering fans the first taste of her upcoming solo album Possible Dust Clouds: “LAX,” her first new material in two years. Hear the new song right here.
Fire Records next spring will follow up its collection of the first four albums by The Jazz Butcher, Pat Fish’s long-running U.K. indie-pop outfit, with a new box set called The Violent Years that compiles the next four LPs, all originally released on Creation Records between 1988 and 1991.
Fire Records this fall will release a box set — or, rather, a “bookback” set, as the label’s dubbed it — called The Wasted Years that will collect the first four studio albums by The Jazz Butcher, the long-running U.K. indie-pop outfit helmed by Pat Fish. Check out a sampler with a track from each album.
The Chills this week christen their new “special ongoing partnership” with Fire Records with their first release on the label: a gorgeous live album called Somewhere Beautiful that was recorded on New Year’s Eve 2011 and is being released this week on CD, digitally and as a deluxe 3LP vinyl pressing.
Last week, Fire Records announced a “special ongoing partnership” with New Zealand indie-pop legends The Chills that it headlined “The Past, The Present, The Future.” Now, as bandleader Martin Phillipps celebrates his 50th birthday this week, the label has premiered the band’s first new music in nine years: “Molten Gold.”
Former Miracle Legion frontman Mark Mulcahy returns this summer with Dear Mark J Mulcahy I Love You, his fifth solo album and first 2005’s In Pursuit of Your Happiness — and he’s previewing the Fire Records release with the brand-new song “She Makes the World Turn Backwards.”
The U.K.’s Fire Records next month will release a new 2CD career-spanning overview of resurrected Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma, compiling 29 tracks from both halves of the band’s career to serve both as an introduction and a preface to the label’s upcoming full-catalog reissue series.
Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma will release Unsound — their fifth studio album and fourth post-reunion effort — next Tuesday, but the folks at Fire Records are launching the record early on Spotify. If you’re registered with the streaming service, you should be able to listen to the full 11-track album via the player here.
We brought you news in late March of ‘Unsound,’ the upcoming fifth studio album — and fourth post-reunion effort — from Boston post-punk legends Mission of Burma. Now the band has revealed the cover art and full tracklist for the collection, which is due out July 10 on Fire Records.
Boston post-punk masters Mission of Burma this summer will release ‘Unsound,’ their fourth post-reunion album (that’s three more records than they put out during their original run in the ’80s), and this week premiered the first track from that effort, called ‘Dust Devil.’