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Kristin Hersh

The Future of Songwriting

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paperback book - £8.99 | Pre Order
Throwing Muses frontwoman Kristin Hersh meditates on the future of her craft in this wry, existential and passionate addition to Melville House’s new seri...
Kristin Hersh

Wyatt at the Coyote Palace (rsd 21)

Record Store Day 2021 - gold 2lp + download - £22.99
Released for the first time on vinyl, ‘Wyatt At The Coyote Palace’ is pressed on double gold vinyl.

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the eminent indie rockers have created a masterfully dynamic record of swampy grunge and tender art-pop; we can almost forgive them for the 7-year wait.

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his debut album, which established White as a phenomenal maverick talent of alt country music when it was released in 1997, 25 years ago.
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Clear Pond Road


  1. Bewitched Reruns
  2. Ms Haha
  3. Dandelion
  4. Constance Street
  5. Thank You, Corner Blight
  6. St. Valentines Day Massacre
  7. Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire
  8. Eyeshine
  9. Palmetto
  10. Tunnels

Kristin Hersh

Clear Pond Road

fire records
  • limited clear lp + download

    Released: 8th Sep 2023

  • cd (pre-order)

    Expected Release: 8th Sep 2023


On 'Clear Pond Road' Hersh delivers with guts and a heaving heart, it might sound restrained on first listen but dig a little deeper and you'll hear the anguish and emotional tumult writhing beneath her soft-sung voice.

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.