Throwing Muses is being inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame the weekend of April 29, 2017. Kristin, David and Fred will perform at the induction concert on the evening of April 29th, followed by an induction ceremony the following day at the Hall Of Fame located at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI. Ticket info can be found on our Appearances page, or check out the RIMHOF website for additional details.
UK/Eire Tour 2016
Kristin Hersh returns again to Ireland and the UK for a rare solo tour in support of her highly anticipated new double CD and book, “Wyatt At The Coyote Palace” (Omnibus Press) due out October 4th. Hot on the heels of 50FootWave’s “Bath White” EP and following the hugely successful crowdfunding of “Nerve Endings” – collected lyrics from across her career, Kristin has compiled a 24 song collection of brand new tracks. Pre-orders for “Wyatt” will be available very soon on this site. “Wyatt” is the third release in the groundbreaking book/CD format that Kristin began with her most recent solo album “Crooked” and the Throwing Muses 2013 release “Purgatory/Paradise”. “An Evening with Kristin Hersh” includes readings and songs from her works spanning her entire career. For those of you in the USA we are putting together tour dates to support the release and will announce them very soon…
Visit the Appearances page for all dates.
Purgatory/Paradise is out now in the UK (The Friday Project) and digitally worldwide. US (Harper Collins’ It Books) pre-orders are available now for a December 3, 2013 release. The art book is 64-pages of lyrics, essays, and photos and includes a 32-track CD that was entirely listener-supported thanks to Kristin’s Strange Angels. There is access to online content when you purchase the book – including instrumentals, a commentary by Kristin and David, and digital music files in mp3 and lossless formats.
Read this thoughtful Pitchfork review.
You can purchase Purgatory/Paradise at the online retailers below:
SIGNED US BOOK PRE-ORDER (Greenlight Bookstore exclusive)
OTHER US BOOK PRE-ORDERS:
Barnes & Noble
The music is also available for download at ITunes, Amazon, or emusic.
Watch the video for Sunray Venus, by the amazing Orrin Anderson:
Purgatory/Paradise track listing:
1. Smoky Hands
2. Morning Birds 1
3. Sleepwalking 2
4. Sunray Venus
5. Cherry Candy 1
8. Cherry Candy 2
10. Curtains 1
11. Triangle Quantico
12. Morning Birds 2
13. Lazy Eye
14. Blurry 1
15. Folding Fire
18. Blurry 2
19. Terra Nova
20. Walking Talking
22. Curtains 2
23. Folding Fire 1
25. Clark’s Nutcracker
26. Dripping Trees
27. Sleepwalking 1
28. Smoky Hands 2
31. Dripping Trees 2
32. Glass Cats
New Kristin Songs
We’re happy to say we’re launching a new series of brand new, studio-recorded, once-a-month Works in Progress songs (each with a bonus song for Strange Angel subscribers.) This is what might have been known as a CASHMusic series in days past. As CASH has matured into the amazing non-profit it now is, providing tech tools for musician businesses, we’ve decided to use some of these tools and bring these series back home. Looking forward to getting you lots of new music.
“With Love…” from 50 Foot Wave
50 Foot Wave “releases” their latest Ep, “With Love from the Men’s Room” along with the entire back catalog and other assorted goodies via torrent sites and Archive.org. We put the word releases in quotes because, well, releases just ain’t what they used to be. Hell, what is anymore?
All the recent SOPA – PIPA nonsense makes now an important time to walk our talk and make clear just what side we’re on. We did something like this in 2005 when we released Free Music for a pay-what you like price (waaaay before a certain other band did it) via torrent sites and Archive.org and again in 2007 when we offered Power + Light along with the entire catalog-to-date via CASH Music.
Today, we’re renewing our commitment to Open by once again refreshing torrents of the entire 50 Foot Wave catalog, including our brand new Ep, “With Love from the Men’s Room.” We’ll be including some pretty sweet gigantic poster art by Jesse Von Doom that a user can just take on down to whatever passes for a Kinko’s these days and print his or herself something awfully good-looking. Oh! And some goodies we thought might be worthwhile.
We believe that, Free and Open doesn’t mean “no sales.” Free and Open doesn’t mean theft. Anonymity is the enemy, not piracy. It’s your attention and enthusiasm we value so highly. Once we’ve been generous and once you’ve come to value what we do, we’re confident you’ll step up and support us as so many already have. It’s on us to offer you a comfortable, flexible, frictionless way to do that. And don’t worry. We’re on it.
You can find the big folder here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/50footwave/50+Foot+Wave+Discography.zip
Please feel free to repost it to your favorite torrent tracker, too.
If you love this music and if you want to support it financially you may visit the following URLs:
…and drop whatever you think is worthwhile or representative into the contribution box provided.
You could also visit the online shop:
…and buy yourself a $5 copy of the CD version, a Brick of Six for $20 or anything else nice that catches your eye.
Or come see us play live if we ever give you the chance, which we sure do hope to sometime before we all die. This band is so good live. To be kept up to date on live shows and other Kristin / Throwing Muses / 50 Foot Wave stuff, register for the mailing list.
We love you even if we don’t know you yet.
50 Foot Wave