Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh’s new album is a cinematic road trip; a series of personal vignettes from a fiercely independent auteur, sitting plush with layers of all- consuming strings and mellotron.

It’s a watershed moment in a career overflowing with creative firsts and inspirational thinking; an elegant piece of personal reportage, a home movie caught in time. Previously, the juxtaposition of light and dark has been essential to the drama of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE, but this solo set is something of a departure; more inward looking, quieter but outspoken, underpinned by background noise for ambience and awkwardness. “Passion sounds less angry, more grateful, I think,” Kristin muses, “sweeter, sadder. And somehow, no less alive... over car engines and rain in New England and whistling ducks and wind chimes in New Orleans, it all sounds wistful to me.”

Clear Pond Road is a life-affirming statement, a further part of the jigsaw, a very personal memoir, from street signs to snapshots; a late blossoming and coming-of-age from a true icon of independence. The record is both intimate yet expansive, written largely within the confines of Hersh’s home, making the proceedings ever more personal.

Kristin Hersh

Clear Pond Road

Fire Records
Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
LP +

£24.99

exclusive

Includes Lyric Book

Transparent Blue

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 500 copies
Includes download code
Released 08/09/2023Catalogue Number

FIRELP649B

Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
LP

£22.99

Clear
Includes download code
Released 08/09/2023Catalogue Number

FIRELP649

Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
CD

£14.99

Digisleeve

Released 08/09/2023Catalogue Number

FIRECD649

Kristin Hersh

Clear Pond Road

Fire Records
Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
LP +

£24.99

exclusive

Includes Lyric Book

Transparent Blue

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 500 copies
Includes download code
Released 08/09/2023Catalogue Number

FIRELP649B

Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
LP

£22.99

Clear
Includes download code
Released 08/09/2023Catalogue Number

FIRELP649

Album artwork for Clear Pond Road by Kristin Hersh
CD

£14.99

Digisleeve

Released 08/09/2023Catalogue Number

FIRECD649

Kristin Hersh’s new album is a cinematic road trip; a series of personal vignettes from a fiercely independent auteur, sitting plush with layers of all- consuming strings and mellotron.

It’s a watershed moment in a career overflowing with creative firsts and inspirational thinking; an elegant piece of personal reportage, a home movie caught in time. Previously, the juxtaposition of light and dark has been essential to the drama of Throwing Muses and 50FOOTWAVE, but this solo set is something of a departure; more inward looking, quieter but outspoken, underpinned by background noise for ambience and awkwardness. “Passion sounds less angry, more grateful, I think,” Kristin muses, “sweeter, sadder. And somehow, no less alive... over car engines and rain in New England and whistling ducks and wind chimes in New Orleans, it all sounds wistful to me.”

Clear Pond Road is a life-affirming statement, a further part of the jigsaw, a very personal memoir, from street signs to snapshots; a late blossoming and coming-of-age from a true icon of independence. The record is both intimate yet expansive, written largely within the confines of Hersh’s home, making the proceedings ever more personal.