Throwing Muses Announce New Music

Throwing Muses Announce First New Music In Ten Years, 'Purgatory/Paradise' Released as a Book/CD Nov 11

On November 11 (full release date, book release is Oct. 28), Throwing Muses will release their first new music in ten years, Purgatory/Paradise. It will be released as an art book with CD by Harper Collins on their It Books (US) and Friday Project (UK) imprints.

Throwing Muses have always been impossible to define. They went from kids in school to the first US band signed by 4AD; from pioneers of 90s underground rock to a band touted by critics and labels alike, making uncompromising songs that charted despite themselves. Evolving again, they scattered after their eponymous 2003 album, finding their way back together to play art shows, headline Primavera, or record another demo.

Ten years without a studio album led to ten years of writing, of making, of hearing this music. The result is a fractured album, coming together in ideas and patterns, big beyond the scope of rock. Purgatory/Paradise is a return to an uncompromising approach. It embraces all Throwing Muses were and still are, without ever trying to sound like a Throwing Muses album. It’s yet another evolution.

The Purgatory/Paradise book, designed by drummer Dave Narcizo, is a lush college of lyrics, photographs, and writing by Kristin Hersh. In addition to the CD’s 32 tracks, every book comes with downloadable content featuring commentary, instrumentals, and the album plus art in multiple digital formats.

Along with the book, Purgatory/Paradise will be released as an interactive e-book/music app, and digitally on all the usual outlets including direct from the Throwing Muses website.

01. smoky hands

02. morning birds 1

03. sleepwalking 2

04. sunray venus

05. cherry candy 1

06. film

07. opiates

08. cherry candy 2

09. freesia

10. curtains 1

11. triangle quanitico

12. morning birds 2

13. lazy eye

14. blurry 1

15. folding fire 2

16. slippershell

17. bluff

18. blurry 2

19. terra nova

20. walking talking

21. milan

22. curtains 2

23. folding fire 1

24. static

25. clark’s nutcracker

26. dripping trees

27. sleepwalking 1

28. smoky hands 2

29. speedbath

30. quick

31. dripping trees 2

32. glass cats

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