“Crooked is a primal and piercing album that captures the discomfort of emotional and physical disconnection.” Bandcamp – Album Of The Day
“Far too good to languish simply as a download”Long Live Vinyl
“A key text in the Kristin canon”Record Collector
Following a special vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day celebrating its tenth anniversary, ‘Crooked’ is reissued on black vinyl and CD out today September 27th.
‘A figurehead for feminist indie rock’ (Classic Rock), Kristin Hersh achieved a music and publishing first when her eighth solo album was initially released as a multi-media book in 2009.
Hersh’s “poetic, provocative and puzzling songcraft” (The Washington Post) makes ‘Crooked’ a stunning record.
The resplendent, melancholic ‘Flooding’ came to Hersh in the form of song but was also a premonition of the imminent death of close friend and musician Vic Chesnutt. Mainstay in her recent live shows, ‘Mississippi Kite’ is snarly and unsettling whilst the spectral psychedelic tones of ‘Rubidoux’ stem from a 50foot Wave car ride and a late-night recording session.
The songs still lead the way hitting Hersh fully formed but it’s her beguiling raspy vocals paired with guitar, and any other instrument that she chose to play on this album, that has a beautiful intensity that’s jarring, unpredictable and inherent in her music.
US live dates
26 Sep: Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR, US*
29 Sep: Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, US*
UK live dates
08 Nov: Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, UK*
10 Nov: The Jazz Cafe, Camden, London UK*
12 Nov: The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK*
*w/ support from Fred Abong