Throwing Muses  - Anthology

Anthology by Throwing Muses

06 September 2011

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On the 25th anniversary of Throwing Muses debut album release, 4AD are issuing the first ever compilation of the bands work, simply entitled Anthology. Compiled by the band, the 21 track selection eschews most of the singles in favour of personal favourites, and enjoys a non-chronological sequence which makes for interesting juxtapositions and encourages a reassessment of the music. The initial, limited release comes in a hardback book with a bonus 22 track CD of B-sides and rarities. Founded by step sisters Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly and featuring the unconventional drumming of David Narcizo, Throwing Muses - the first American act to sign to 4AD -  have consistently created challenging music with shifting tempos, creative chord progressions, unorthodox song structures and surreal lyrics. In light of the release of Anthology, Kristin Hersh had this to say:”It’s beautiful and substantial, thanks to awesome David Narcizo / Lakuna Design - a chunky, 28 page hardcover booklet and two CDs - one CD consisting of a hand-selected retrospective track-list by Kristin, David and Bernard, and on the other the collected b-sides, including the original Lonely is an Eyesore version of Fish, the long-lost Hillbilly and the original version of Back Road (Matter of Degrees). And yes, the release will be supported by Throwing Muses live dates.”