Alternative / Rock // By Hugh / 4 May, 2007
It’s been a good while since anything’s been written on here, so it’s probably time to write about Kristin Hersh. She’s quoted in our about page, after all, and I still haven’t wrote a damn thing about her. Well, there’s no time like the present! My chum Boris recommended her to me, and though I’d heard of her before that, I never really liked her music. He recommended an excellent track of hers, that being Your Ghost, and to borrow Doug’s vernacular, I have been inorexably drawn ever since. Her music can’t really be pigeonholed to any particular genre, as she’s got an album consisting entirely of covers of traditional folk songs. Her voice might take a little getting used to, but if people can get used to Joanna Newsom’s voice, they can get used to anything. The only songs I’ve got for you today are from an album from 2003, The Grotto, which seems darker than most of her work. She’s got an album out this year as well, Learn To Sing Like A Star, which has some genuinely poppish moments.
From The Grotto
Sno Cat – (MP3, 5 MB)
Deep Wilson – (MP3, 5.9 MB)
Snake Oil – (MP3, 5.3 MB)