Posts Tagged ‘purgatory/paradise’

Throwing Muses at das klienicum

im letzten jahr erschien ein neues album namens “purgatory/paradise”, beigelegt ein buch mit artwork, lyrics, essays. die allgemeine reflexion war sehr positiv. happy happy birthday to me hat sich jetzt entschlossen, das album neuerlich aufzulegen, diesmal in einer vinyl- bzw. kassettenedition. kristin hersh dominiert(e) die geschicke von throwing muses. aktuell wird sie unterstützt von dave narcizo und dem bassisten bernie georges. gemeinsam startete man 2010 in die arbeiten zum album, wiederveröffentlicht wird es nun exakt ein jahr nach dem release am 28. oktober.

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Throwing Muses at Austin Town Hall

Purgatory/Paradise saw a limited CD release last year, which earned Throwing Muses some incredible press.  But, with the CD medium not always reaching all the corners of the world,HHBTM Records has opted to release the full length via vinyl and cassette.  The song below is one of the main singles from the band, so why not revisit for a taste of what you’ll get when you, undoubtedly, pick up your own copy.  Kristin Hersh sounds as confident and strong as she ever has, and that goes for the whole album, not just this track.  You’ll definitely want to take a listen if you haven’t already.

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Throwing Muses at Innocent Words

Here’s some praise from the arbiters of culture:

‘Hersh transmits a visionary quality to her songs.’ —Mojo, 4 stars

‘Purgatory/Paradise is unlike anything I’ve heard all year.’ —Pitchfork, 8.0

Every part of Purgatory/Paradise has meaning for the band and its listeners, making it a satisfying artifact in a time when music is becoming increasingly disposable. May they ever go against the grain. —AllMusic, 4 stars

UK TOUR DATES

September
17th – Glasgow @ Oran Mor
18th – Leeds @ Irish Centre
19th – Manchester @ Manchester Academy
20th – Holmfirth @ Picturedome
21st – Norwich @ Waterfront
23rd – Bristol @ Trinity Centre *
24th – Brighton @ Concorde 2 *
25th – London @ Islington Assembly Hall *
26th – London @ Islington Assembly Hall *
* w/ Tanya Donelly

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Throwing Muses at The Digital Fix

Throwing Muses have announced vinyl and cassette releases for last year’s Purgatory/Paradise via HHBTM/Throwing Music (28th October). 

They play: 

September 
17th – Glasgow @ Oran Mor 
18th – Leeds @ Irish Centre 
19th – Manchester @ Manchester Academy 
20th – Holmfirth @ Picturedome 
21st – Norwich @ Waterfront 
23rd – Bristol @ Trinity Centre * 
24th – Brighton @ Concorde 2 * 
25th – London @ Islington Assembly Hall * 
26th – London @ Islington Assembly Hall * 
* w/ Tanya Donelly 

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Throwing Muses at WithGuitars

HHBTM is honored to be handling the vinyl/cassette release and distribution for Throwing Muses Purgatory/Paradise. Released last November on CD with an accompanying book of lyrics/essay/artwork ,Purgatory/Paradise won the band some of the best reviews of their illustrious career. Coming on the heels ofKristin Hersh’s Rat Girl, a stunning piece of literature, P/P heralds a creative renaissance from one of the most unique artists in the history of rock.

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Throwing Muses at Slicing Up Eyeballs

Released last October as part of a 64-page album/book combo, Throwing Muses’ first new album in a decade — the 32-track Purgatory/Paradise — will be issued next month on both double LP and cassette by HHBTM Records, the label announced this morning.

The Muses — Kristin Hersh, Dave Narcizo and bassist Bernie Georges — began work on the record in early 2010, with Hersh posting demos online and soliciting funding for the project through the CASH Music platform she co-founded.

In January 2011, Hersh announced that initial recording sessions had been completed.

The album/book was published last Oct. 29, nearly a year after Hersh announced that she had “just finished writing the book that is the Throwing Muses’ new record.”

Now comes vinyl and cassette releases, set to arrive in stores almost exactly a year later, on Oct. 28. The double LP comes in a “super thick gatefold dual pocket Tip-On sleeve” with a fold-out, full-color insert and a download card. Both the cassette and LP releases can be purchased in deluxe editions that come with a canvas totebag and set of buttons.

The vinyl and cassette editions are both up for pre-order now.

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Throwing Muses at Wondering Sound

Throwing Muses‘ first new album in 10 years, 2013′s Purgatory/Paradise, is finally coming to vinyl — and cassette. Last fall, the Kristin Hersh-led band released the album as part of a multimedia set, packaging the 32-track CD within a 64-page book of lyrics, commentary, photos and art; Purgatory/Paradise was also available as an e-book-and-music app. Now, HHBTM Records has announced it will issue vinyl and tape editions of the album on October 28.

The vinyl release comes as a double-LP, with what a press release describes as a “super thick gatefold dual pocket Tip-On sleeve” and a fold-out, full-color, double-sided insert that’s 11 inches by 22 inches. There’s also a download card. The vinyl and cassette version each can be pre-ordered in deluxe packages with a Throwing Muses tote bag and set of three full-color buttons.

Hersh published a memoir, Rat Girl, in 2010. “My life used to be dressing rooms, hotel rooms, tour buses,” she told Douglas Wolk last year, in an interview for Wondering Sound sister site eMusic. “Now I speak directly with my listeners — and I would like to hide, I really enjoyed hiding — but I have to admit I’m a bit humbled by their brilliance.”

Pre-orders, which start shipping in mid-October, are available for vinyl here and cassette here.

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