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Tanya Donelly

A founding member of three of the most successful bands of the post-punk era, singer/songwriter Tanya Donelly was born July 14, 1966, in Newport, Rhode Island. At the age of 16, she and stepsister Kristin Hersh formed Throwing Muses, which in 1985 became the first American band ever signed to the influential British label 4AD; not only did the Muses' dreamy, swirling guitar sound prove highly influential on many of the alternative acts to emerge in their wake, but they also made any number of unprecedented advances into the male-dominated world of underground rock. The group was primarily Hersh's project, however, and in 1989 Donelly sidelined with Pixies bassist Kim Deal in the Breeders, appearing on their debut LP, Pod.

While originally designed as a forum for both Donelly and Deal, the latter soon assumed control of the group, and by 1991 Donelly had exited both the Breeders and Throwing Muses to form her own band, Belly. After issuing a pair of well-received EPs, Belly released their 1993 full-length debut, Star -- a superb collection of luminous, fairy tale-like guitar pop songs -- and for the first time in her career, Donelly earned commercial success commensurate to her usual critical accolades; not only did the record go gold on the strength of the hit single "Feed the Tree," but the band even garnered a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. However, when 1995's King failed to live up to high expectations, Donelly disbanded Belly to pursue a career as a solo artist; Lovesongs for Underdogs, her debut LP, appeared in 1997.

After a tour in support of the album, she and husband Dean Fisher took a break and traveled to Central America. Two years later, she and Fisher welcomed a daughter whom they named Gracie. Motherhood was now Donelly's focus, but she still found time for music. In between raising a child and weekend trips to the studio, she issued the Storm EP in 2002. A month later, her long-awaited sophomore effort, Beautysleep, was released. Whiskey Tango Ghosts followed in 2004. For her fourth album, Donelly and a host of musicians gathered at an old hotel in Bellows Falls, Vermont to record This Hungry Life before a small club audience. The ten-song set arrived on Eleven Thirty Records in October 2006.

In August 2013, Donelly released the first in a series of EPs she called The Swan Song Series, in which she collaborated with a diverse range of musicians, writers, and artists. Participants in the project included singer/songwriters Bill Janovitz and Robyn Hitchcock, as well as novelists and occasional songwriters Rick Moody and Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding). The Swan Song Series EPs were later collected into a three-CD (or three-LP) set from American Laundromat Records, released in May 2016. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: This Hungry Life

1. New England

2. World On Fire

3. Kundalini Slide

4. This Hungry Life

5. Littlewing

6. To The Lighthouse

7. Invisible One

8. Days Of Grace

9. Long Long Long

10. River Girls

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Track List: Whiskey Tango Ghosts

1. Divine Sweet Divide

2. Every Devil

3. Whiskey Tango

4. Just In Case You Quit Me

5. Butterfly Thing

6. My Life As A Ghost

7. The Center

8. Golden Mean

9. The Promise

10. Story High

11. Fallout

12. Hidden Track

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Track List: Beautysleep

1. Life Is But A Dream

2. The Storm

3. The Night You Saved My Life

4. Keeping You

5. Moonbeam Monkey

6. Wrap-Around Skirt

7. Another Moment

8. Darkside

9. So Much Song

10. The Wave

11. The Shadow

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Track List: Sleepwalk

1. The Storm

2. After Your Party

3. Days Of Grace

4. Last Rain

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Track List: Lovesongs For Underdogs

1. Pretty Deep

2. The Bright Light

3. Landspeed Song

4. Mysteries Of The Unexplained

5. Lantern

6. Acrobat

7. Breathe Around You

8. Bum

9. Clipped

10. Goat Girl

11. Manna

12. Swoon

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Track List: Blame The Muse (Single)

6. Blame The Muse

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Track List: Christopher Street (Single)

2. Christopher Street

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Track List: Heart Of Gold (Single)

1. Heart Of Gold

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Track List: Let Fall The Sky (Single)

4. Let Fall The Sky

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Track List: Mass Ave (Single)

1. Mass Ave

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Track List: Meteor Shower (Single)

8. Meteor Shower

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Track List: Swan Song Series

Disc 1

1. Mass Ave

2. Christopher Street

3. Let Fall The Sky

4. Blame The Muse

5. Meteor Shower

6. Still

7. Mary Magdelene In The Great Sky

8. Why So Sad

9. Making Light

10. Miranda (Pacifically)

Disc 2

11. Written_Unread

12. VivaKaraoke

13. Far Away And Hard To See

14. Hidalgo Street

15. Cygnet Song

16. Salt

17. Worry Doll

18. Cape Ann

19. Flying At Night

Disc 3

20. Snow Goose And Me

21. Tu Y Yo

22. Lucky Love

23. Oh Me Of Little Faith

24. The End To The Dawn

25. Silver In Your Palm

26. Mr. Swan

27. Send Me Your Next Nightmare

28. Wild Love

29. Storm Blown Bird

30. In Your Name

31. Tooraloo

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Track List: Swan Song Series, Vol. 1

1. Mass Ave

2. Christopher Street

3. Let Fall The Sky

5. Meteor Shower

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r_shambo
Belly never opened for Radiohead, it was Radiohead that opened for Belly. Good old days.
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Another local Face<3
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jeepin713
1 of my fav artists of all time. Her voice soothes me to sleep.
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I mean look at the similar artist list, that's good company.
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Somebody so talented should have way more comments. The Muses were a college radio staple in the 80's, and Belly was great in the 90's.
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Tanya has got to hold the Guiness record for number of great vocal hooks written without a radio hit. She's awesome.
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I saw Belly in Chicago when they opened for Radiohead. This was when Creep was a hit and they actually sang it. Their live version of Feed the Tree equals the album. Good musicianship .
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Feed the tree!
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Tanya Donnelly rox!!!

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