Having already fallen in love with their untitled début album, this EP - along with Fish and The Fat Skier mini-LP later in the year - left me convinced that Throwing Muses could well be, for me, The Best Band In The World. Ever.
Clearly, taking such a view after just one LP and a few other bits and pieces is premature, but my unrivalled love for this band remains with me today. And there's a new record Sun Racket coming later in 2020.
This is the point at which I introduce you to my all-time favourite band. Some of their finest stuff isn't that easily accessible - but this is the song I'd use to introduce a new listener. It's distinctively different to anything else you've heard, yet it's not weird enough to scare people off.
The first single from the fourth (and last until the band reformed) Pixies album, this is the tale of an alien who picks up transmissions from Earth and heads over to find the source - but has an “off by one” error and arrives at Mars.
And Mars “ain't the Planet of Sound”.
- Song to the Siren - This Mortal Coil : Sun, 12 Apr 2020 16:52:53