Counting Forwards For New THROWING MUSES Album ‘SUNRACKET’ – Listen To Shadowy Track ‘FROSTING’

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

12 August 2020

SUN RACKET, the new THROWING MUSES arrives
on 4th September. So let’s start counting forwards

“Sun Racket knew what it was doing and pushed us aside, which is always best.
After thirty years of playing together, we trust each other implicitly but we trust
the music more,”
says leading lady Kristin Hersh.

So far we could experience three brisk pieces: ‘Dark Blue’, ‘Milk At McDonald’s’
and ‘Bo Diddley Bridge‘. You can stream this trio below via the Bandcamp link.
Kristin Hersh

And here’s the fourth cut. FROSTING is a harsh rocking stomper to keep you
hot-blooded in winter. A firm stroke pushed by trashing Neil Young guitars
and a relentless drumbeat while Hersh‘s voice sounds like she has a knife
between her teeth. Barbed wire stuff indeed.

“In heaven maybe they don’t call you crazy.
(I wonder what they call you in hell…)

Watch/listen here…

THROWING MUSES: Facebook


Pre-order facilities right here

(group photo: FB Kristin Hersh)

THROWING MUSES Share Clip For ‘DARK BLUE’ – Solid Stomper From Upcoming Album ‘SUN RACKET’

Clips that will have an impact on your eyes and your ears…

VIVA VIDEO

24 July 2020

As already announced several weeks ago Boston’s indie darlings THROWING MUSES led by the gorgeous KRISTIN HERSH will launch their tenth longplayer, entitled SUN RACKET on 4th September. Pre-order info here.

“All it asked of us was to commingle two completely disparate sonic vocabularies: one heavy noise, the other delicate music box. Turns out we didn’t have to do much. Sun Racket knew what it was doing and pushed us aside, which is always best. After thirty years of playing together, we trust each other implicitly but we trust the music more” says Hersh about the new record.

The band gave us three tracks so far, firm rocker Dark Blue, darksome reverie Milk At McDonald’s and the puzzling Bo Diddley Bridge. And here – just shared – is the video
clip for lead single Dark Blue.

“’Dark Blue’ starts in California, drives to New Orleans, then flies to Reykjavik. I think it ends
in dark New England at a blue table covered in blue flowers; my kitchen by the ocean last year. Sorta grim, kinda pretty.Ultimately, “Dark Blue” says that in running from black holes, you only increase their density and drawing power. They will cross time zones to hunt you down in dreams and songs to tell you that you’re loved, whether or not you wanna know that.”

explains Hersh.

Watch the John-Mark Lapham directed, cut and pasted clip here…

If you missed them,
here are the two other tracks

– MILK AT MCDONALD’S –


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– BO DIDDLEY BRIDGE –


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THROWING MUSES: Facebook

Storm Before The Calm – THROWING MUSES Reveal Third Track ‘BO DIDDLEY BRIDGE’ From New LP

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

10 July 2020

KRISTIN HERSH is one of those rare artists who don’t lose their high-quality songwriting strength and eager ambition to create new arresting music, even after a long succesful career. With THROWING MUSES (Hersh, David Narcizo, and Bernard Georges) she’ll share 10th LP, entitled SUN RACKET with the world on 4th September.

“All it asked of us was to commingle two completely disparate sonic vocabularies: one heavy noise, the other delicate music box. Turns out we didn’t have to do much. Sun Racket knew what it was doing and pushed us aside, which is always best. After thirty years of playing together, we trust each other implicitly but we trust the music more” says Hersh about the new record.

So far we got two songs. Firm stomper Dark Blue
and shadowy reverie Milk At McDonald’s.

And here is number three. BO DIDDLEY BRIDGE is a twofold song starting with a heavy groove and turning blue halfway with an almost whispering Hersch. Storm before the calm. Pretty special!

“My little boy, Bo, used to fish off Bo Diddley Bridge down the street before it collapsed, around the time our life collapsed. But we lived; we swam in a life sunshine somehow. And both bridges – the Bo Diddley one and the life one – were rebuilt around us.”

Listen/watch here…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teuTmYZsZvQ&feature=youtu.be
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If you missed the first two
pieces you can catch them here…

– DARK BLUE –


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– MILK AT MCDONALD’S –


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THROWING MUSES: Facebook

Find the pre-order facilities for SUN RACKET here

(photo Kristin Hersh via PR agency Shameless Promotions PR)

TURN UP THE VOLUME’S Fifteen Knockout Tracks Of 2020 (So Far) – Hands Down!

This year’s best tracks (so far)…

Yes, we have already reached the middle of 2020. A surreal year we will never forget.
Fortunately, the music – on record that is – kept most of us alive and kicking.
Here are Turn Up The Volume’s 15 best tracks of 2020, so far…

‘I Found Out’ by OFFWORLD (UK)
Hard-Fi‘s frontman Richard Archer and imposing vox Krysten Cummings have the right human mindset and rad songs to confirm that. ‘I Found Out’ is a high-powered soul tour
de force. An epic heart and soul explosion from their upcoming album. Top stroke!

‘Hot Slick’ by PINS (Manchester, UK)
A hot stuff disco stomper that should be played in all discotheques around the globe,
from one of the coolest gangs on the planet. These bad girls forever also made one of
the best party albums of the year (so far) with eponymous longplayer Hot Slick. Bingo!


‘Ultra Plus Ultra’
by ELEFANT(Belgium)
The Belgian sound-exploring motherrockers unleashed their second stupefying album Behajung  early this year with Ultra Plus Ultra‘ as one of the dazzling highlights.
A schizophrenic sonic uppercut with balls. Abso-fucking-lutely mental! You betcha!

‘Dark Blue’ by THROWING MUSES (Boston, US)
A firm banger driven by a solid beat with a pounding guitar groove, Kristin Hersh‘s characteristic sensual voice, and a catchy polyphonic chorus. Throwing Muses rocks!
The band’s brand new longplayer SUN RACKET hits the street on 4th September.

‘Never Ever Ever’ by BOA Vs COBRA (Belgium)
Don’t mess with charismatic frontwoman Sandy Fee who rants unambiguously about a toxic relationship from the crystal clear start when ‘Bad bad bad boy‘ bursts out of your speakers. Don’t forget to turn up the decibels, even more, when the ablaze chorus kicks in.

‘Man Of Chaos’ by FLIGHT ATTENDANT (Nashville, US)
A feverish cracker and jaw-dropping power slam. The sensual, magnetic, and spellbinding vocals create a sort of delirious trance. And when, unexpectedly, bouncy strings kick in as a harbinger for a vibrant finale you’ll reach a sonic orgasm. Heated stuff from Nashville!

‘Mr. Motivator’ by IDLES (Bristol, UK)
A riff-roaring ripper made to start crowded moshpits at gigs (for you only can pirouette yourself bananas at home). A red-hot-blooded corker that does your head it. Hell’s Bells!

‘Crossbow’ by TAMAR APHEK (Israel)
A shattering juggernaut, dynamized by a rattling machine-gun drum, mind-blowing bass vibrancy and a thunder and lighting guitar force. This is a cutting crackerjack rolling over you like an unstoppable high-speed train, with a fiery and exploding finale. Yeah!

Control‘ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS
This Australian tornado – the new Stooges fronted by head-spinning punkette AMYL – woke up the dead with their boiling debut LP last year. To keep up the heat they dropped a live EP recently with ‘Control‘ as the brain-breaking standout. Go nuts, right here right now…

‘Sweet’ by PORRIDGE RADIO (UK)
A towering loudQUIETloud haymaker with Margolin‘s repeating magnetically ‘I’m charming, I’m sweet and she will love me when she meets me‘. Passionate belter from their excellent album Every Bad. Porridge Radio is on its way to world domination! Capeesh??

‘Downer Surrounded By Uppers’ by MRS. PISS (US)
Bloodcurdling shrieks from hell. Goth hysteria by gloom and doom sisters in crime Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie. More bone-chilling screams on their pitch-black LP Self Surgery.

‘Home Thru Hell’ by DEAP LIPS (CA, US)
When led zep blues-rock duo Deap Vally and symphonic fairy-tale eccentrics
The Flaming Lips team up you can expect firework like on this Yahama motor highlight from their self-titled debut album. One of the best longplayers of 2020 (so far).

‘Hopeless Romantic’ by OH BROTHER (UK)
A loud and crystal clear invitation to get out of your straitjacket, to open your windows, and scream at the top of your lungs to ventilate all your rage, frustration, and fury while jumping like a kangaroo on tons of speed. A stone gold 24 Karat rocker. Bang Bang!

‘Lockdown’ by From The Specials – Neville Staple (UK)
Swinging 2Tone lockdown humdinger written in isolation by original Rude Boy Neville Staple and his wonderful wife Sugary. Perfect tune for a safe house-party. Get up, stand up, and fight for your right to do some ska moves in these special(s) times. Shake your booty.

‘United We Stand’ by CONFIDENCE SURVIVAL (Nigeria born, Canadian based) )
Black lives matter. Black music matters. This the official COVID-!9 Victory Song
written by this highly caring Nigerian reggae artist. The only way to survive is by
doing it together in unity. Listen to her excellent full EP Confidence Is Key.


‘Murder Most Foul’
by BOB DYLAN
A 17-minute epos about America in the sixties, centered around the world-changing assassination of president John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963. Only living legend Bob Dylan (the best singer-songwriter-poet of all time in my book) can write such a compelling, epic story. It sounds like a musical book. Brilliant piece by the Nobel Prize winner.

All together on Spotify

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Have a great summer, music junkies…

Legends THROWING MUSES Return With Firm Stomper ‘DARK BLUE’ From Their Comeback Album…

New sonic impulses

25 February 2020

Legendary Boston guitar pop band THROWING MUSES led by the fabulous KRISTIN HERSH return with new music after almost 30 years. The new LP called ‘SUN RACKET’
will be out on 22nd May. “A ten-song opus of suitably wrought tales set against a wall of
sound that’s at once calm and ethereal before building into glorious cacophonous crescendos.”
Pre-order facilities here.

Frontwoman/songwriter KRISTIN HERSH says about the new LP: “All it asked of us
was to commingle two completely disparate sonic vocabularies: one heavy noise, the other delicate music box. Turns out we didn’t have to do much. ‘Sun Racket’ knew what it was doing and pushed us aside, which is always best. After thirty years of playing together, we trust each other implicitly but we trust the music more”

Here’s lead single ‘DARK BLUE’. It’s a firm stomper driven by a solid beat with a pounding guitar groove, Kristin Hersh characteristic, sensual voice, and a catchy polyphonic chorus. Throwing Muses are back and they rock as never before! Can’t wait for the album!

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KRISTIN HERSH: Facebook / THROWING MUSES: Discography


Artwork new album ‘SUN RACKET’ out 22th May

(photo Kristin Hersh via PR agency Shameless Promotions PR)

‘Counting Backwards’ By THROWING MUSES (1991)

Top singles from the past

24 February 2020

Band: Throwing Muses 
Single: Counting Backwards 
B-sidesAmazing Grace  on 7″ and
Amazing Grace, Same Sun and Cottonmouth on CD
Released: 28 January 1991 via 4AD
Album: The Real Ramona – third LP
(last album with Tanya Donelly in the band)

Here’s the original video clip & lyrics…

Counting backwards I count you in
I don’t remember him
I don’t remember
In time I rope you in again
I try and turn you back through him
I built a tower in my bones
I spill the mortar through my home
Don’t let your heartbeat keep you safe
No telling what keeps me awake
One hundred fingerprints I hear
A hundred linger in my ear
Measure fortune killing tim

KRISTIN HERSH: Facebook / TANYA DONELLY: Facebook

TURN UP THE VOLUME’s Jiving Jukebox – Here Are… THROWING MUSES

The Jukebox Series: only the greats can fill a Wurlitzer with memorable moments…

THROWING MUSES were formed in 1981 in Newport, Rhode Island by two tremendously singer-songwriters, Kristin Hersh and half-sister Tanya Donelly (who left in 1993 to
join The Breeders for a while, before starting her own shining band Belly). A high-quality songwriting band throughout its long (with a couple of breaks, Hersh‘s solo albums and line-up changes) succesful career. Overall the Muses approach to pop music was always emotionally electrifying, weirdly catchy, artistically challenging and of course Hersh‘ voice was/is one of a wondrous kind and her harmonies with Donelly‘s angelic vox generated several standout sparks. Chosing the usual 15 songs to fill the Wurlitzer wasn’t easy at all.

After multiple changes/additions/deletes forth & back,
here are TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s 15 picks…

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Songs selected from the following albums: House Tornado (1988) / Hunkpapa (1989) / The Real Ramona (1991) / Red Heaven (1991) / University (1995) / Limbo (1996) / Throwing Muses (2003 / Purgatory-Paradise (2013)

THROWING MUSES: Biography – Discography