Kristin Hersh

2012 seems to have been a quiet year for Kristin Hersh. With work being completed on the new Throwing Muses LP for 2013 release, there’s been relatively little new stuff from Kristin in the last 12 months. And no trip to this side of the Atlantic either. But …

First up, the new Muses LP. There’s no release date yet but the 32 track album will be released as a book in the New Year.

Also recorded for a 2013 release is a new 50 Foot Wave E.P. These tend to be rather special affairs and I’m looking forward to this almost as much as the new Muses record.

And! Kristin has also formed another project with Wave drummer Rob Ahlers and Chris Brady from Pond. Entitled Outros the three of them are recording now.

And the latest online series of Kristin’s Work In Progress series starts today. These tunes will be basic acoustic tracks for the next solo Kristin LP ‘Spark Meet Gasoline’. The songs will be released one a month for the next 12 months but, in addition to the public tunes, Strange Angels subscribers will be receiving a different second track by email.

As these songs are all distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license, I’m pleased to be able to share the first track ‘Secret Codes’ here:

That, you would think, would be enough to keep anyone else busy for years, but Kristin’s restless creativity means that she is also working on two books – one a novel.

If you want to help Kristin make music, have a look here. Please.