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Albums Of The Week: 50 Foot Wave | Black Pearl

Kristin Hersh's 'other group' crash ashore with another devastating sonic tsunami.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Black Pearl is the brand new album from 50 Foot Wave, Kristin Hersh’s ‘other’ band — who have been active since 2003, with fellow Throwing Muses member Bernard Georges on bass and drummer Rob Ahlers.

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, 50 Foot Wave is an all-engulfing, crashing tsunami of emotional intensity and sonic power.

Hailed in various quarters as an outlet for the material deemed too weird or wild for Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave‘s menacing, stalking spirals of lean, hungry riffs are 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.”