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Throwing Muses is an alternative rock band formed in 1981 in Newport, Rhode Island, that toured and recorded extensively until 1997, when its members began concentrating more on other projects. The group was originally fronted by two lead singers, Kristin Hersh, and Tanya Donelly, who both wrote the group's songs. Throwing Muses are known for performing music with shifting tempos, creative chord progressions, unorthodox song structures, and surreal lyrics. The group was set apart from other contemporary acts by Hersh's stark, candid writing style; Donelly's pop stylings and vocal harmonies; and David Narcizo's unusual drumming techniques eschewing use of cymbals. Hersh's hallucinatory, febrile songs occasionally touched on the subject of mental illness, more often drawing portraits of characters from daily life or addressing relationships.

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Throwing Muses News

Throwing Muses set to release 'best of' compilation

Throwing Muses set to release 'best of' compilation

'Anthology' celebrates the 25th anniversary of the band's debut LP

  • Jun 28, 2011

Throwing Muses frontwoman for solo library gig

Bookish show will take place in May

  • Jan 23, 2009

Eighties indie legends back

And they’re playing a couple of shows

  • Jun 29, 2006

DOUBLE GOOD MUSE!

And we've got full details of both...

  • Feb 18, 2003

MUSES MARCH BACK TO EUROPE

It's been a while...

  • Jan 14, 2003

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Ruthie’s Knocking

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Bright Yellow Gun

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