First Listen: 50FootWave – Human
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Kristin Hersh has found that pot-o’-gold once again with her latest outfit 50FootWave and their new song “Human”. A glorious tantrum of blistering guitar chords and seething vocals on top of a thunderous backbeat, 50FootWave successfully transmit the message from the mic to the ears with seamless ease.
Packing an album’s worth of ideas into six songs, ‘Bath White’ is loud and highly dynamic, with change-ups and massive drive, delivering some of the band’s most powerful material to date.
The EP was produced by Los Angeles producer Mudrock, best known for his work with Godsmack. As Mudrock states, “These are the best musicians I’ve ever worked with, easily the most facile…they’re pros and they’re good people. 50FootWave is why I do what I do.”
Comprised of Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges of Throwing Muses, and monster drummer Rob Ahlers, this LA-based power trio is known for pioneering the name-your-own-price movement, which began with their 2005 release “Free Music”.
Named after the lowest note audible to human ears, 50FOOTWAVE was intended as an outlet for the noise/math rock pieces that didn’t fit the aesthetic of Throwing Muses or Kristin Hersh’s solo work.
Their most successful and influential release, 2009’s Power + Light, is thirty minutes of non-stop music, a barrage of free-form sound that found the band challenging its own complex song structure. Drowned in Sound says 50FOOTWAVE is “neither self-indulgent nor like many tracks cobbled together, but bruisingly visceral”.
50FOOTWAVE’s early releases are available for download free of charge HERE and licensed for sharing via Creative Commons. In this relation, Kristin co-founded the non-profit Coalition of Artists and Stake-Holders (CASH Music) in 2007. Over the past few years, CASH has not only completely funded Kristin’s own output, but has also powered dozens of other artist and label projects and has grown into a widely-recognized powerhouse of technical tools that enable commerce, communication, and sustainability for artists.
‘Bath White’ is available on CD and vinyl through HHBTM Records or via digital download from Bandcamp https://50footwave.bandcamp.com/album/bath-white. Deluxe 12” color vinyl packages also include full-size artwork, a screen-printed tote bag and a limited edition button.
SOURCE: Official Bio
“Loud, abrasive, droning, shifting and constantly changing, the “Bath White” EP delivers some of the group’s most powerful material to date” – The Big Takeover Magazine
“A riveting feeling like sound is truly “all over you” – Stereogum
“That unique voice remains – a rasping one-inch punch that feels muscular, tender, raw and ruined all at once… a songwriter who’s always been a cut above… no one can touch her. No one” – Gold Flake Paint
“Twisted, angular, and barbed, switching moods and time signatures frequently and showcasing Hersh’s vocals and lyrics at their most acerbic” – Paul Simpson, AllMusic