Published Aug 29, 2016Following 2013's Purgatory/Paradise reunion album with Throwing Muses and a recent EP with 50FOOTWAVE, Kristin Hersh has revealed plans to put out another solo collection. Titled Wyatt at the Coyote Palace, it first arrives in the UK and Australia as a double CD with a book on October 28 through Omnibus Press, with a North American release landing November 11.
The release is the third album/book project from Hersh, following 2010 solo effort Crooked and Throwing Muses' Purgatory/Paradise. A press release notes that the musical portion of Wyatt at the Coyote Palace was recorded in Portsmouth, RI, with engineer Steve Rizzo. Hersh performed everything on the album, including vocals, guitar, bass, drums, piano, horns and cello. She also added various field recordings to the 24-song release, which was written across a "turbulent" five-year period.
The album and book are said to include "true stories and songs of love and loss." The collection was inspired by Hersh's autistic son, Wyatt, who was apparently fascinated by "an abandoned apartment building inhabited by coyotes." Her son had often visited the locale and even filmed the coyotes while the album was being made, but it's explained that the fascination came to a sudden end.
"I had so loved his love of the place," Hersh said in a statement. "Throwing Muses' drummer, Dave [Narcizo] — my best friend since third grade — decided that Wyatt needed to encapsulate his sense memories of the coyote palace, make the experience finite, like bottling a memory. Dave thinks we'll see it again, and Wyatt's love of the place will come back, when the images have been filtered through Wyatt's intense and fascinating psychology."
You can pre-order Hersh's upcoming Wyatt at the Coyote Palace over here.
Back in May, Hersh's 50FOOTWAVE released the six-song Bath White EP, their first release since 2012. You'll find a stream of the collection down below.