Later this week the Throwing Muses return with a new album, Purgatory/Paradise, their first in ten years. The 32-track album comes with a 64-page book of essays and stories by Kirstin Hersh, plus photos and artwork by Muses’ drummer Dave Narcizo and Hersh.
“We’ve always lived in our own private world,” Muses leader Kirstin Hersh told The Independent, “and we might well have made this record and never released it, but we felt it was worthy of release.”
The group has spent the past decade “divorcing ourselves from the recording industry, which is collapsing. We wanted no further part in it,” Hersh said.
The new book/album is being published by HarperCollins’ The Friday Project Limited imprint.