‘Sun Racket’, the follow up to 2013’s ‘Purgatory/Paradise’, is an outpouring of modal guitars and reverbed shapes set behind Hersh’s well-thumbed notebook of storylines and haunting vocals that get into your psyche.
One of the greatest college bands of the 90’s, Kristin Hersh formed Throwing Muses with high school friends. The band pioneered a new alternative sound, releasing a string of critically celebrated albums and touring the world. Arresting masterpiece ‘University’ saw the band hitting US and UK charts and marked the beginning of a dedicated fan base that would support them for decades to come.
After signing to a major label, Hersh quickly realized she wasn’t interested in entertaining the greed of the corporate recording industry, so she traded her first solo album, the widely acclaimed ‘Hips and Makers,’ for her band’s freedom. ‘I felt morally obligated to no longer participate in an industry without substance. We need real women, we need real music,’ says Hersh.
Released from her contractual obligations, Hersh was free to indulge her musical passions while fostering close relationships with listeners and touring across the globe with all her projects.