The incredibly gifted singer/songwriter and author Kristin Hersh has announced the first single Soma Gone Slapstick from her forthcoming solo effort Wyatt at the Coyote Palace. The new single is premiering in The Quietus. This double CD/ book combination will be released by Omnibus Press in the UK, Australia and New Zealand on October 28, 2016 and in the USA and Canada on November 11, 2016.
“Wyatt” is a collection of true stories and songs of love and loss, combining Hersh’s humor with the pains and travails of a life spent constantly in motion. Defined by potent guitars, addictive melodies and poignant lyrics, this release is a serious sign of strength and depth, bringing the listener into what the BBC calls Hersh's "dark and dizzy world." While the songs were written in the last 5 years over a turbulent period in her life, the prose was inspired by her son Wyatt, who is on the autism spectrum, and his fascination with an abandoned apartment building inhabited by coyotes.
Kristin Hersh is most recognized as the front person for the influential art-punk band Throwing Muses, which she founded at the age of 14 in Providence. From life as the reluctant front person for the Muses to the solo career she launched in 1994, to founding an ambitious altruistic nonprofit and her recent foray into a surprisingly successful new career as an author, Hersh continues to push herself to the boundaries of her artistry and imagination. She also currently fronts the power trio 50FOOTWAVE, founded in 2004, having released six mini-albums, including the Bath White EP in summer of 2016.