Tag: Throwing Muses

Tanya Donelly giving away demos to Belly’s ‘Star’ in memory of late producer Joe Harvard

Tanya Donelly giving away demos to Belly’s ‘Star’ in memory of late producer Joe Harvard

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.

Listen: Kristin Hersh, ‘No Shade In Shadow’ — off forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’

Listen: Kristin Hersh, ‘No Shade In Shadow’ — off forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’

Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh today released a new song off of her forthcoming 10th studio album Possible Dust Clouds, which will be released Oct. 10 by Fire Records. You can stream the new song — “No Shade in Shadow” — in full right here. The album can be pre-ordered now on CD or vinyl.

Listen: Kristin Hersh debuts ‘LAX’ — first taste of forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’

Listen: Kristin Hersh debuts ‘LAX’ — first taste of forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’

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.

Watch: Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly reunite onstage for a little ‘Two Step’ in Boston

Watch: Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly reunite onstage for a little ‘Two Step’ in Boston

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

Tanya Donelly recording new album with Belly, playing Boston with Kristin Hersh

Tanya Donelly recording new album with Belly, playing Boston with Kristin Hersh

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.

Watch: Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses stops by Seattle’s KEXP for live set, interview

Watch: Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses stops by Seattle’s KEXP for live set, interview

Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh dropped by the studios of Seattle radio station KEXP last November while touring in support of her new solo album Wyatt at the Coyote Palace, and performed a four-song set and discussed her music with host Larry Rose.

Watch a 9-song Throwing Muses performance filmed at Seattle’s Triple Door last year

Watch a 9-song Throwing Muses performance filmed at Seattle’s Triple Door last year

The resurgent Throwing Muses last year played a few handfuls of U.S. dates to support their new double album Purgatory/Paradise, and Seattle radio station KEXP continues to show Kristin Hersh and Co. love by following up last year’s in-studio session with this just-posted footage from the band’s June 1 show at the Triple Door.

Throwing Muses’ ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ to receive vinyl, cassette releases next month

Throwing Muses’ ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ to receive vinyl, cassette releases next month

Released last October as part of a 64-page album/book combo, Throwing Muses’ first new album in a decade — the 32-track Purgatory/Paradise — will be issued next month on both double LP and cassette by HHBTM Records, the label announced this morning.

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

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

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.

Belly’s 1993 debut album ‘Star’ to receive first-ever U.S. vinyl pressing this year

Belly’s 1993 debut album ‘Star’ to receive first-ever U.S. vinyl pressing this year

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.

Stream: Throwing Muses, ‘Slippershell’ off ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ — first new album in 10 years

Stream: Throwing Muses, ‘Slippershell’ off ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ — first new album in 10 years

To mark the digital release this week of their first new album in a decade, the Throwing Muses are streaming another track off Purgatory/Paradise ahead of its publication as a 64-page book that will include the album on CD on Dec. 3. It’s one of 32 songs to appear on the Muses’ first album since the band’s 2003 self-titled record.

Throwing Muses debut video for ‘Sunray Venus’ — off first new album in 10 years

Throwing Muses debut video for ‘Sunray Venus’ — off first new album in 10 years

With the Throwing Muses’ first new record in a decade out in book form in the U.K. next month, the Kristin Hersh-led band today debuted the first music video from the project, an Orrin Anderson-directed animated lyric video for the song “Sunray Venus.” Purgatory/Paradise is being published as a 64-page book,

Throwing Muses return with album/book ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ — hear 2 new songs

Throwing Muses return with album/book ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ — hear 2 new songs

Throwing Muses return this fall with their first new record in a decade, but it’s much more than just an album: Purgatory/Paradise is being published as a 64-page book designed by drummer Dave Narcizo featuring lyrics, stories and essays by Kristin Hersh, not to mention the 32-track album on CD.

‘Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD’ to explore history, legacy of iconic indie label

‘Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD’ to explore history, legacy of iconic indie label

Legendary independent record label 4AD — home in the ’80s and ’90s to the Pixies, Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, Throwing Muses and so many more — will be the subject an exhaustive history this fall with the publication of Martin Aston’s new book “Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD.”