Kristin Hersh’s latest single titled ‘Lax (Rough Version) gets right to the punch musically, kicking off with a raucous guitar/drum 1-2 into the grindness of the rhythm and into a solid musical hook in lieu in a creativeness found only outside of the box. This track is purely a diamond in the rough (version).
‘Lax (Rough Version)’ drops June 18th. Check out the latest tour dates for Kristin Hersh below.
Check out our exclusive interview with Kristin HERE.
About Kristin Hersh
Indie rock legend Kristin Hersh, most recognized as the frontperson for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses and power trio 50FOOTWAVE, will kick off a short visit to the UK this summer with her sold-out performance at Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival on June 21st, followed by a set of solo dates in Glasgow, Newcastle, Halifax, Cambridge, Ramsgate and Brighton.
‘LAX’, a preview track from of her forthcoming album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’, slated for release later this year, can be streamed HERE.
Throwing Muses first gained traction in the early ‘80s, playing with similarly singular artists, such as The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. They continue to release groundbreaking music, most recently with 2013’s double CD masterpiece ‘Purgatory/Paradise’. Kristin’s solo career spun off in 1994 with the release of ‘Hips and Makers’, a widely acclaimed album that included ‘Your Ghost’, a duet with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. Since then, Kristin has released a steady stream of distinctly individual solo albums, including 2010’s ‘Crooked’, released as her first in the inventive book/CD format for which she is now known.
2016’s ‘Wyatt at the Coyote Palace’, on which Kristin played all of the instruments, received rave reviews; an explosive defined by blistering guitars, powerful drumming and her signature visceral vocal technique. Her poignant true stories bring the listener into what the BBC calls Hersh’s “dark and dizzy world”.
In 2004, Kristin formed the noise rock power trio 50FOOTWAVE, releasing a series of frighteningly intense mini-albums, all available for download free of charge. Their most recent ‘Bath White’ EP was described as “a series of loud explosions, of velvet like dreams all intermingled at the same time. Bath White takes no prisoners.” Kristin’s writing career has flourished with the highly acclaimed ‘Paradoxical Undressing’ (released as ‘Rat Girl’ in the USA) and the award-winning ‘Don’t Suck, Don’t Die’, a personal account of her long friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, as well as the enchanting books which now accompany each of her record releases.
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Kristin Hersh’s U.K. tour itinerary is below (with all dates subject to change). Tickets for the newly announced London show can be obtained HERE. Tour and ticket info for all other shows can be found HERE.
|06/14/2018||Kristin Hersh||Tel Aviv, Israel||Zappa Tel Aviv||Tickets|
|06/18/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||London, UK||Cecil Sharp House||Tickets|
|06/21/2018||Kristin Hersh||London, UK||Robert Smith’s Meltdown Festival – Queen Elizabeth Hall||SOLD OUT|
|06/24/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong, Beerjacket||Glasgow, UK||Mackintosh Church||Tickets|
|06/25/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||Halifax, UK||Square Chapel||Tickets|
|06/26/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||Newcastle, UK||Cluny 2||SOLD OUT|
|06/27/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||Newcastle, UK||Cluny 2||Tickets|
|06/28/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||Cambridge, UK||Storey’s Field Centre||Tickets|
|06/29/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||Ramsgate, UK||Music Hall||SOLD OUT|
|06/30/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||Brighton, UK||Duke of York’s Cinema||Tickets|
|07/01/2018||Kristin Hersh, Fred Abong||Ramsgate, UK||Music Hall||Tickets|