Sunday, February 19, 2012

Attack of the 50 Foot Wave

50 Foot Wave, the rock beast created by Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges of Throwing Muses with drummer Rob Ahlers, is back once again with an awesome 5-track new EP titled "With Love From The Men's Room". The EP, priced with the pay-what you like model that the group has used since 2005, is available from here, while you can also download their entire awesome back-catalog including all 4 EPs they've released between 2004 and 2009, instrumentals, live recording, and a few other goodies here.

The good news from Kristin Hersh's camp do not stop here. Throwing Muses, the band that introduced us to the astonishing talents of Kristin Hersh more than 25 years ago (along with those of Tanya Donelly of course), are also on the way back with a new album (their first since 2003) which is currently in the mixing stages. Throwing Muses who celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of their monumental (self-titled or untitled as we later found out) debut last September by releasing the "Anthology" compilation (a good place to start if you're unfamiliar with their work), currently have 38 new songs and we're waiting to find out how many of those will make it in their ninth album which is entirely listener-funded thanks to Kristin’s subscribers (Strange Angels) and other contributors via CASH Music.

Here's "Grey" from 50 Foot Wave's "With Love From The Men's Room" EP:

50 Foot Wave - Grey

And here's a blast from Throwing Muses's past - the amazing "Bright Yellow Gun" from the 1995 LP "University", which, in a fair world, should have been a universal No. 1 smash hit:

Throwing Muses - Bright Yellow Gun

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