ALBUM REVIEW: Throwing Muses – Sun Racket | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 04.09.20






Fuzzed out vintage indie bliss resplendent with Kristen Hersch’s glorious husky rasp, Sun Racket fuses melody, vitriol and melancholy in a largesse haze of classic Throwing Muses overdriven guitar.

The opening track demands you listen and appreciate the decades of experience in writing songs and music that have left an indelible, and most welcome, mark on an alternative scene begging for more of this true originality. Upstairs Dan is steeped in menace and feedback, while Frosting’s lush poetical lyrics juxtapose expertly with the country-tinged horror of Kay Katherine.

2013 saw the last Throwing Muses epically lavish album, whilst Sun Racket being succinct in comparison is nonetheless a perfectly formed LP; let’s hope it doesn’t take another long hiatus until the next album.


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