During her recent U.S. tour, KRISTIN HERSH – renowned frontwoman of seminal 4AD band THROWING MUSES – stopped in to the KEXP studios for a special session. The resultant video is out now. Stream it here https://youtu.be/G0ssg27e04I
Also good news for Dubliners! Kristin is returning to the National Concert Hall for a one-off concert on Sunday, July 23. While she will be certainly playing in support of her latest double album-book combo ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace’, her performance is also a celebration of her endless creativity with songs spanning her career.
Kristin Hersh is most recognized as the front person for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses. She has also found a surprisingly successful career as an author, she has published the critically acclaimed “Paradoxical Undressing” in the UK (released as “Rat Girl” in the USA), a children’s book “Toby Snax,” and “Don’t Suck, Don’t Die,” a highly acclaimed personal account of her long friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt.
‘Wyatt At The Coyote Palace’ is the third release in the ground-breaking book-CD format that Hersh began with her previous solo album “Crooked” and Throwing Muses’ 2013 release “Purgatory/Paradise”. “Wyatt” is a collection of true stories and songs of love and loss, combining Kristin’s humor with the pains and travails of a life spent constantly in motion. Defined by potent guitars, addictive melodies and poignant lyrics, this release is a serious sign of strength and depth, bringing the listener into what the BBC calls Kristin’s “dark and dizzy world.”
“The stories are all true. They happened over the last few decades. The songs were written in the last five years. They’re true, too, in a much more oblique way,” explains Kristin Hersh. “But it’s always felt to me that songs were pushing my life around so they could be born: I live the stories and then the song lives. Very much like children. A baby isn’t born because you got pregnant, you got pregnant because a baby was going to be born.”
Kristin plays all instruments on this 24-track opus, including guitar, bass, drums, piano, horns, cello and even field recordings. Recorded in Rhode Island with engineer Steve Rizzo, the songs were written in the last 5 years over a turbulent period in her life, the prose was inspired by her son Wyatt, who is on the autism spectrum. His fascination with an abandoned apartment building behind the studio inhabited by coyotes inspired this record’s title.
‘Bright’ video https://youtu.be/eurCyJmdUn4
Full album stream https://kristinhersh.bandcamp.com/album/wyatt-at-the-coyote-palace-2
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