Free MP3: Kristin Hersh, "Coals"

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Throwing Muses founder Kristin Hersh is hardly your typical rock star, and her new solo album, Crooked, takes her career in yet another new direction. The listener-funded, Creative Commons-licensed project began as demos, was remixed by fans, finished off by Hersh, and is being released in various forms, including as a book. Pre-release tracks “Coals” and “Rubidoux” shine with Hersh’s familiar dusty voice and driving guitar riffs–warm in the center but edged in tension.