New Muses

This is Kristin’s “fuzzy, iffy, tentative Muses sequence” for the new Throwing Muses record which was posted on the message board:

Glass Cats
Dripping Trees
Cherry Candy
Sunray Venus
Terra Nova “2” (instr.)
Folding Fire
Clark’s Nutcracker
Triangle Quantico
Sleepwalking 3
Morning Birds 2
Folding Fire “2” (instr.)
Smoky Hands
Lazy Eye
Curtains 2
Triangle Quantico (again)
Morning Birds
Walking, Talking
Terra Nova
Sunray Venus “2” (instr.)
Blurry 2
Sleepwalking 2
Cherry Candy 2
Smoky Hands “2” (instr.)
Dripping Trees 2

Is this not incredible? Seeing this the first time made me all tingly with anticipation of this epic record. I love that there are songs I don’t know, and versions of songs we haven’t heard yet. I love not knowing what to expect.

Looking at this sequence as it is, and assuming it stays this way somewhat, it’ll totally fuck with my head to have Dripping Trees before Cherry Candy. Not saying this is a bad thing, but it’ll fuck with my head.

I really am cool with this.

I LOVE that there are 1s and 2s of songs (and in Sleepwalking’s case: 3s). I can’t wait to hear what each of these songs share and how they’re different. And that Triangle Quantico, which is so close to my heart, I love that song so much, is on the record twice? That’s amazing. And I think it should always follow Curtains.

I am so lucky Throwing Muses is my favorite band.


Ping-Pong Drums

I’ve got to say, I’m infatuated with Nobody’s Tar, Nobody’s Feathers. (yeah, yeah, I know, I always love them…. whatever)

I won’t tell you how many times I listened to this on repeat, but it’s a lot and it spanned more than a day. What I found addictive (mostly) is the “AHHHHH-AHHHHH-OHHHH”s at the end. I have no idea why it is that I love that part so much, but I find it so incredible that it makes me want to hear it again. and again. and again. It’s just perfect, the way the music flows, coupled with Kristin’s “AHHHHH-AHHHHH-OHHHH”s and DAMN, it’s just the greatest thing I’ve ever heard. (yeah, yeah, I know, I say THAT all the time too)

The first thing that struck me in this song, however, was the ping-pong drums. I love how as Kristin sings the words “ping-pong” Rob makes the drums sound like he’s pelting ping-pong balls around the room. That’s so great.

I love this band. These 4 songs have surpassed all my wildest dreams for what this album would bring to the table. I’m immensely happy that it’s going to be more than the EP as first planned, and that they’ve recorded more songs to make it a complete album. The even better part? I have NO IDEA what those other songs are or what they’ll be like. I’d like to keep it that way, til it’s their turn to make it to the CASH Music download page. I can’t wait to hear what they’ll be like, having been written and recorded a year after these first several songs. I’ve found these songs to be so individual and diverse, which makes anything else unpredictable. Exactly how I like it.

I love surprises.