Throwing Muses is an alternative rock band that emerged out of Newport, Rhode Island in the early 1980s. During its initial run, the group collected a dedicated following with its atypical song structures, erratic tempos and the dual vocals of songwriters Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly. After seven studio albums, including a 1986 eponymous debut and the pop-induced The Real Romona from 1991, the departure of Donelly and Hersh's burgeoning solo career eventually catalyzed Throwing Muses' break up in 1997. The group returned in 2003 with its eight studio LP, another self-titled effort, which saw the return of the core lineup, including Donnelly who contributed guest vocals on the record. Throwing muses continues to craft is signature post punk sound with complimentary rock and pop threads weaving the fabric of its unorthodox songwriting.