Although she was the architect of the acclaimed ‘80s art-pop group Throwing Muses, this century Kristin Hersh is busier than ever integrating the new millennium's multidisciplinary approach. Her July solo full-length "Crooked" was released as a beautiful art book from her own label Throwing Music, and included song stems that fans could remix as they pleased. She also released a proper book this year called "Rat Girl," a memoir published by Penguin in August. But her most stunning work has come from her indie power trio 50 Foot Wave, whose 2009 download-only release "Power + Light" was louder than anything any of her bands have ever released.
"I actually had no idea we played aggressive music until people started asking me what I was so pissed off about," said Hersh. "Since I don't feel particularly pissed off about anything, I figured I should take a close look at the impression we make—and noise is noisy, as it turns out!"