"On November 11, Throwing Muses will release Purgatory/Paradise, their first album of new material in over a decade. The album will be released with an art book as well as a CD." —Two things to note in response: ! and !!.
Now about to tour Europe, the band Throwing Muses was formed thirty years ago now, long before any of the kids today were born. Over the last week, they played again, coming up the east coast. Now, I'm biased, because they've been my favorite band since I was a kid, but it's sort of amazing to go to a rock show and discover that your favorite band from Ye Olden Times is actually the most bad-ass rock 'n' roll trio playing today.
This very, very hilarious interview with Kristin Hersh discusses the recent recording sessions for a new Throwing Muses record—the first in almost ten years. "It’s EPIC," said Hersh: "It’s the record that’s going to kill us." In this brave new transitional era, since Hersh has gone to a fan-based model, there's no more artificial structure placed on the making and release of music: "There’s no one to tell us what to do anymore, so release schedules have nothing to do with anything except for the right time for the listeners and the right time for the band…. I like that everything blew up, even though we had [...]