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Oh joy! This morning I discovered that Kristin Hersh had a new solo album coming out next month, just in time for me to write about. Just a few hours later, it was sitting on my desk. And oh, it's good. I was a bit disappointed by the 50 Foot Wave album, but this is absolutely wonderful - lots of spiky electric guitar, lots of strings, fabulous, weird tunes. Huzzah!

Alas, I can't find any MP3s online. In the meantime, have a listen to a slightly ropey live version of one of my favourite songs ever, courtesy of Hersh's official website.


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Jan. 17th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
Ah, you just reminded me to text you to ask if we can postpone our drink, because Glitz is off wildly early tomorrow and I'd like to see her before she goes to bed. And there was your text saying almost exactly the same thing.

I don't think meeting before will work, though, because my Irish class starts at 6. Hm. Maybe we'd better just postpone slightly indefinitely?
Jan. 17th, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
Hallo! I have found my copy of The Wakefields of Sweet Valley if you still want it!
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD! YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES! Ahem. Yes, that would be great. The Wakefields as circus folk! I can't wait. And of course I will write a special recap of it afterwards.
Jan. 17th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC)
Wheeeeeeeeeee, awesome! The address I sent your panda clipping and Christmas card to is valid, then?
Jan. 17th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
I've just finished a review of the KH album and I really, really like it.
It does require a good few listens before it dawns on you how great it is, but that's no bad thing.

Jan. 17th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she's very good at "grower" albums, although I loved this one pretty much instantly. Are you generally a KH fan? She's probably the only person who can always reduce me to a sad fangirl, because back in 1989 Throwing Muses were the first girl-fronted band I loved who were actually harsh and strange rather than sweet and folky (yes, I had been a 10,000 Maniacs fan, god help me) and they really did change my (musical) life. I got to interview her a couple of years ago and I was really embarrassingly geeky.
Jan. 17th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, am a big fan. Hips and Makers is one of my favourite albums of all time, but it can so hard to listen to. Beautiful but brittle and so heart-stoppingly honest (if obscurely worded).
She's playing the TBMC in April too. Yay!
Jan. 17th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
It's SO good, isn't it?
I admit to not having much impartiality when it comes to her work, as I pretty much love everything (except 50 Foot Wave, which I just don't get). But this album is both immediate and rewarding. I'm really enjoying it.
In other TM news, someone just posted the first couple issues of Alarm Clock online!
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