Kristin Hersh Focusing On "Special" Solo Material

With a solo album titled Strange Angels coming out on Feb. 3 in the United States, singer Kristin Hersh is already getting set to head back into the studio to record another solo album.

Hersh has long wanted to make a "bare-bones, intimate recording of the songs she loved as a child," according to her official website, Throwing Music. Having been weaned on Depression-era Appalachian folk songs, Hersh will most likely focus on darker images for these songs.

Hersh and her former band, Throwing Muses, who officially broke up last August, had long-been hailed for their creativity and originality especially on albums like Throwing Muses (1986), Real Ramona (1991) and University (1995). Now, with this forthcoming solo project, Hersh will reportedly delve deep into her past, making the album a very personal experience.

As of now, there is no release date set for the new project. However, a spokeswoman from Rykodisc, Hersh's label, said the singer will be heading out on a nationwide tour starting in early April in support of Strange Angels. Stay tuned to JAMTV for breaking information. (Ari Bendersky)

Track listing for Strange Angels:

  1. Home
  2. Like You
  3. Aching For You
  4. Cold Water Coming
  5. Some Catch Flies
  6. Stained
  7. Shake
  8. Hope
  9. Pale
  10. Baseball Field
  11. Heaven
  12. Gazebo Tree
  13. Gut Pageant
  14. Rock Candy Brains
  15. Cartoons