KRISTIN HERSH Released Her Reflective Debut Solo Album ‘HIPS AND MAKERS’ 25 Years Ago…

Going back in sonic history looking for memorable albums…

23 January 2019

Artist: KRISTIN HERSH

Album: HIPS AND MAKERS – first solo LP

Released: 24 January 1994 – 25 years ago

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Kristin Hersh dug into her backlog of compositions for material of an intensely personal nature that she felt wouldn’t be suitable for her band on her solo debut,
‘Hips and Makers.’ In stark contrast to her work with Throwing Muses, ‘Hips and Makers’ is almost entirely acoustic. She embellishes her waifish voice and acoustic guitar with touches
of cello and piano on this album, which offers a despairing and introspective tone that fails
to submerge her considerable inner strength and fortitude. Recorded in a mere two weeks, this collection of haunting and confessional songs was produced by ex-Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye, who has also produced Suzanne Vega. Hersh’s voice and lyrical tone, however, are considerably more brittle and coarser than Vega’s. The opening track, “Your Ghost,” features a duet with R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe.”
– Score: 4.5/5

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Personal, stripped to the bone reflections wrapped in delicate, forthright and human songs. Stirring voice, entrancing guitar play, intriguing musings.

Three Top Tracks: Ghost / A Loon / Teeth

GHOST

A LOON

TEETH

HIPS AND MAKERS in full…

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KRISTIN HERSH Launches Another Groovy Punch From Her New Solo Album – Here’s ‘NO SHADE IN SHADOW’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

30 July 2018

Supreme singer/songwriter KRISTIN HERSH will release her brand new solo album POSSIBLE DUST CLOUDS October 5. In a press statement, Hersh revealed that: “I usually play all the instruments on my solo records, essentially the sound of having no friends, but sociopaths can’t realize their potential without people to work out their grievances on and this record is a freakin’ sociopath. So I invited my friends to the party I wanted to hear. Not a live record but an alive record.”

On earlier shared new tracks Lax and Breathe In the former Throwing Muses frontwoman already showed loud and clear what she actually means with “the new album will be not a live record but an alive record.” Two turbulent crackers with a terrifically vivid impact. And third new song NO SHADE IN SHADOW has that same groovy punch, ardent grinta and vivacious spirit. A mid-tempo banger that has an immediate impact on the movements
of your head, your feet and the rhythm of your heartbeat. Capture the electrical grit right here…

https://soundcloud.com/firerecords/kristin-hersh-no-shade-in-shadow
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POSSIBLE DUST CLOUDS out 5 October via Fire Records – all info here

(photo Kristin Hersh via PR agency Shameless Promotions PR)

KRISTIN HERSH Shares Rough Mix Of New Quaking Track ‘BREATHE IN’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

10 June 2018

KRISTIN HERSH, singer/songwriter and ex-frontwoman of guitar pop band Throwing Muses will launch her new solo album Possible Dust Clouds on October 5. A couple of weeks ago she shared first single Lax. A turbulent cracker with a swinging swagger. And today Hersh dropped a rough mix of a second new song, titled BREATHE IN. And it’s another groovy mid-tempo rocker that sticks instantly. To be honest, I really thought on hearing the very first seconds of this new cut for the first time that it was the opening sequence of The Breeders classic single ‘Cannonball‘ with Kim Deal‘s raw, distorted vox coming on. Truly weird. But after that confusing intro, it became directly and totally clear it’s Kristin Hersch with a similar powerful panache as on ‘Lax‘. An electrical cracker performed with crude bravado. Pretty heavy, pretty cool, pretty quaking. Catch the reverberating fever right here…

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(photo Kristin Hersh via PR agency Shameless Promotions PR)

KRISTIN HERSH Reveals New Turbulent Track ‘LAX’ From Upcoming Solo Album…

On 5 October KRISTIN HERSH, fab singer/songwriter and ex-frontwoman of guitar
pop legends Throwing Muses will release her new solo album Possible Dust Clouds
Ahead of it she just launched a first track, titled LAX. Wow! It seems like Hersh has
no intention to slow down. Here’s an electrifying groove that will grab your ears’
attention instantly. Burning swagger, flamboyant flow and feverish duet-harmonies.
A most vibrant score! Double wow! Absorb the turbulent firecracker right here…

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