Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A song for... August

Bloody hell - August already! The year is just flying by, isn't it. Mind, August is one of my favourite months, and this year it is a little more special (though I'll reveal why at the appropriate time).

This month's song is by Kristin Hersh, one of my all-time favourite artists. She's got a new solo album coming out which, given the tracks released from it so far, suggest it's going to have a very Throwing Muses-type sound. Which is weird because the last Throwing Muses album (2013's 'Purgatory/Paradise') sounded more like a Kristin solo record.

Anyway, August is taken from her last solo album, the epic double 'Wyatt At The Coyote Palace' from 2016. Typically quirky, it starts, seems to end, then starts again. The vocals come in at 1:04, by which time the song is halfway through. I suppose any song Kristin Hersh writes which conforms to some kind of norm she would reject without question. Which is probably why I love her so much.

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