50FOOTWAVE: Bath White: LP

I gather that this is the heavier, weirder project from two members of Throwing Muses. I don’t have the expertise to make any meaningful comparisons there, but this is definitely noisy and heavy as far as that ‘90s alternative sound goes. The fuzzy guitar and grungy production are as nostalgic and familiar as anything, but the aggressive time changes mix it up into something strange. Kristin Hersh’s distinctive vocals are pretty mesmerizing, especially on the superbly, lurchingly weird stuff like “St. Christopher.” I have to mention that the title track manages to make the chord progression from Lenny Kravitz’s “Fly Away” sound cool, so that’s something, too. –Indiana Laub (Happy Happy Birthday To Me, [email protected], hhbtm.com)