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Throwing Muses

Throwing Muses are an American alternative rock band formed in 1981 in Newport, Rhode Island, United States, that toured and recorded extensively until 1997, when its members began concentrating more on other projects. The group was originally fronted by two lead singers, Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly (stepsisters), who both wrote the group's songs. Throwing Muses are known for performing music with shifting tempos, creative chord progressions, unorthodox song structures, and surreal lyrics. The group was set apart from other contemporary acts by Hersh's stark, candid writing style; Donelly's pop stylings and vocal harmonies; and David Narcizo's unusual drumming techniques eschewing use of cymbals. Hersh's hallucinatory, feverish lyrics occasionally touch on the subject of mental illness, more often drawing portraits of characters from daily life or addressing relationships.

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2020

Sun Racket

2013

Purgatory/Paradise

2011

Anthology

2011

The Season Sessions: Summer

2011

The Season Sessions: Spring

2010

The Season Sessions: Winter

2010

The Season Sessions: Fall

2009

Live at Primavera Sound, Barcelona 5/29/09

2009

2009-01-16: Beck's Festival Bar, Sydney, Australia

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