The original poetic title of Joy Orbison's new soothing house single is the perfect linguistic analog to its remix's crassly titled and nerve wracking production. One is a hot bath, the other a dip in a boiling cauldron. We first posted "The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow" in September of last year with the Greenmoney Mix, but it will soon finally be available in high-quality form from Simple Records along with its b-side, "So Derobe"—another one that's been in heavy rotation for awhile—and the Actress remix. But you can hear the whole single right now as long as you don't mind not leaving your computer area.
Stream: Joy Orbison, “The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (Actress’ Neu Haus So-Glo Mix)”
Photographer Alex Surguladze
January 12, 2010