Black Pearl’ is the brand new album from 50 Foot Wave: Kristin Hersh’s ‘other’ band - active since 2003, with fellow Throwing Muses’ member Bernard Georges on bass and drummer Rob Ahlers. A sonic trip from the heavy, echoey riff of ‘Staring Into The Sun’ with all of its grunge melancholy and dronecore menace to the perfectly baroque ‘Hog Child’ with its spidery guitar that dissolves into motorik bass and drums.
Hailed in various quarters as “an outlet for the material deemed too weird or wild for Throwing Muses”, their “menacing, stalking, spirals of lean, hungry riffs, set alight” as “feedback rips into the fragile melody.”
50 Foot Wave continue to traverse the rigid tension of their own sound. They remain detuned and discordant at will.
“50 Foot wave are infinitely harder hitting and blunter than anything Hersh has produced previously”
Tanya, thank you, thank you thank you for Sweet Ghost of Light. I don't know where I'd heard you'd done this cover, but I bugged you on FB a while back and then on Twitter more recently about releasing it, and I can't help thinking I had a small hand in its release! Your voice is perfect for it. limprichard