HHBTM Records is super excited to announce 50 Foot Wave (Kristin Hersh / Throwing Muses) has joined the label roster. The first release will be a new 6 track EP titled “Bath White”. The record will be released on CD & 12″ on May 27th, 2016. Pre-order info and more below. Also super excited to announce the return of the Athens Popfest in Athens, Georgia this August 10th – 13th. The full band line up announcement is coming shortly, but the label is offering early-bird pre-band announcement discounted tickets. More info below.
50 Foot Wave “Bath White” LP / CD
This LA-based power trio formed in 2003 by Kristin Hersh and Bernard Georges of Throwing Muses (with Rob Ahlers on drums), was named after the lowest note audible to human ears. The band was intended as an outlet for the noise/math rock pieces that didn’t fit the aesthetic of Throwing Muses or Kristin Hersh’s solo work. They are known for pioneering the name-your-own-price movement.
Their most successful and influential release, 2009’s Power + Light, is thirty minutes of non-stop music, a barrage of free-form sound that found the band challenging its own complex song structure. Drowned in Sound wrote, “Kristin Hersh has flared back to ravenous, inferno intensity with the excoriating Power + Light, which feels neither self-indulgent nor like many tracks cobbled together, but bruisingly visceral.”
This year’s Bath White is their sixth release. Again, they’ve chosen to work with Los Angeles producer Mudrock, best known for his work with Godsmack. As Mudrock states, “These are the best musicians I’ve ever worked with, easily the most facile…they’re pros and they’re good people. 50FootWave is why I do what I do.”
This 6 track EP is available as a CD $8.00 and 12″ $14.00. There is a Deluxe pre-order option for $7.00 more that includes a screen printed tote bag and button, and if you get the vinyl the Deluxe version comes on color vinyl.
The Athens Popfest returns to Athens, Georgia this August on the 10th – 13th. There will be roughly 50 bands over the 4 days taking the stages at Little Kings and the Georgia Theatre. The main headliners will be announced within the next week to 10 days but some bands have been already announced or leaked like Elf Power, Dressy Bessy, Antlered Aunt Lord, Marshmallow Coast, Eureka California, Tunabunny, Bastards of Fate, Halfsour, Casper & the Cookies, & Space Lady, Deerhoof, Elekibass, and Expert Alterations just to name a few.
Early bird tickets of $48 can be found here before the full line up is announced. 4-day passes will go up once the line-up is announced and all individual day tickets and full passes will then be over at the Georgia Theatre website.