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Kristin Hersh

Hips & Makers - 30th Anniversary Edition

    Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition of Kristin Hersh’s stunning debut album, which includes b-sides, string versions and lyrics and sleeve notes by Kristin.

    TRACK LISTING

    CD1:
    1. Your Ghost
    2. Beestung
    3. Teeth
    4. Sundrops
    5. Sparky
    6. Houdini Blues
    7. A Loon
    8. Velvet Days
    9. Close Your Eyes
    10. Me And My Charms
    11. Tuesday Night
    12. The Letter
    13. Lurch
    14. The Cuckoo
    15. Hips And Makers

    CD2:
    1. Hysterical Bending
    2. The Key
    3. Uncle June And Aunt Kiyoti
    4. When The Levee Breaks
    5. A Loon (String Version)
    6. Sundrops (String Version)
    7. Me And My Charms (String Version)
    8. Velvet Days (String Version)
    9. The Key (String Version)
    10. Velvet Days (String Version - Instrumental)

    Kristin Hersh

    The Clear Pond Road Sessions (RSD24 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.



      Kristin Hersh

      Hips And Makers (RSD24 EDITION)

        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.



        Kristin Hersh

        Clear Pond Road

          Kristin Hersh’s new album is a cinematic road trip; a series of personal vignettes from a fiercely independent auteur, sitting plush with layers of all-consuming strings and mellotron. It’s a watershed moment in a career overflowing with creative firsts and inspirational thinking; an elegant piece of personal reportage, a home movie caught in time.

          Previously, the juxtaposition of light and dark has been essential to the drama of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE, but this solo set is something of a departure; more inward looking, quieter but outspoken, underpinned by background noise for ambience and awkwardness.

          “Passion sounds less angry, more grateful, I think,” Kristin muses, “sweeter, sadder. And somehow, no less alive… over car engines and rain in New England and whistling ducks and wind chimes in New Orleans, it all sounds wistful to me.”

          ‘Clear Pond Road’ is a life-affirming statement, a further part of the jigsaw, a very personal memoir, from street signs to snapshots; a late blossoming and coming-of-age from a true icon of independence. The record is both intimate yet expansive, written largely within the confines of Hersh’s home, making the proceedings ever more personal.

          “Few artists understand the intensity of living one’s art like Hersh” The Guardian

          “A fearless rock innovator” New York Times.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          A1 Bewitched Reruns
          A2 Ms Haha
          A3 Dandelion
          A4 Constance Street
          A5 Thank You, Corner Blight
          Side B
          B1 St. Valentines Day Massacre
          B2 Reflections On The Motive Power Of Fire
          B3 Eyeshine
          B4 Palmetto
          B5 Tunnels

          Kristin Hersh

          Crooked

            “Her significant solo output has been remarkable” Drowned In Sound. Following a special vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day celebrating its tenth anniversary, ‘Crooked’ will be reissued on black vinyl and CD on 27th September.

            ‘A figurehead for feminist indie rock’ (Classic Rock), Kristin Hersh achieved a music and publishing first when her eighth solo album was initially released as a multi-media book in 2009. Hersh’s “poetic, provocative and puzzling songcraft” (The Washington Post) makes ‘Crooked’ a stunning record. The resplendent, melancholic ‘Flooding’ came to Hersh in the form of song but was also a premonition of the imminent death of close friend and musician Vic Chesnutt. Mainstay in her recent live shows, ‘Mississippi Kite’ is snarly and unsettling whilst the spectral psychedelic tones of ‘Rubidoux’ stem from a 50foot Wave car ride and a late-night recording session. The songs still lead the way hitting Hersh fully formed but it’s her beguiling raspy vocals paired with guitar, and any other instrument that she chose to play on this album, that has a beautiful intensity that’s jarring, unpredictable and inherent in her music. “She's still as powerful a presence as she ever was.” Pitchfork… 

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Moan
            2. Sand
            3. Glass
            4. Mississippi Kite
            5. Fortune
            6. Coals
            7. Crooked
            8. Krait
            9. Flooding
            10. Rubidoux 

            A highly personalised sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works, a melodious breeze with a tail wind of venomous din. A ten-track album, her tenth studio set.

            Enveloping the juxtaposition of the concept of ‘dark sunshine’, a brooding solo record creating with friends to expand her off-kilter sonic vision; a squally, squeaky mix of discordant beauty.

            Feedback and phasing gyrate from simply strummed normality, imagine Dinosaur Jr and My Bloody Valentine cranking up a Dylan couplet. Messing with both extremes of the sonic spectrum: atonal and arrhythmic, a unique sound and a glorious return to form for one of alternative rock’s true innovators.

            “Sometimes the most subversive thing I can do musically is adhere to standard song structure, sometimes the creepiest chords are the ones we’ve heard before, twisted into different shapes, and sometimes a story is lived a thousand times before we can ride it like a roller coaster. Nothing wholly unfamiliar is gonna make you look twice. When you can describe a record as being “deceptively” anything, you’re hinting at the sociopathic nature of music. Something I love. Imagine truly buying your own sunshine and charm, but also your darkness and violence; the two sides of your psychology showing each other off in relief. Songs can do that...we can’t, really. Darkness we’ve seen.” Kristin Hersh, July 2018.

            “She's still as powerful a presence as she ever was.” Pitchfork

            “The prodigious output and commitment to quality is pretty staggering, but then Kristin Hersh is a very, very special musician.” The Quietus.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. LAX
            2. No Shade In Shadow
            3. Halfway Home
            4. Fox Point
            5. Lethe
            6. Loudmouth
            7. Gin
            8. Tulum
            9. Breathe In
            10. Lady Godiva


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