Sunny Border Blue

By David Kenney

Musing with all-building angst and spillover from a nasty breakup, Kristin Hersh lets it all hang out on Sunny Border Blue.

"We were a match made in purgatory," and "We’re still fucking up in a healthy way for now," are typically scathing and lamentful Hersh lines.

Her mid-tempo folk tip-toes around the edges of punk without nearing complete explosion. Yes, she’s depressed but also apathetic towards such depression. Sunny Border Blue shows off the former Throwing Muses member as someone who’s hurt enough to earn the right to sing about it.