Where Red Sparowes prides itself in Tool/Sonic Youth-esque, instrumental-driven flourishes, offshoot band Marriages finds refuge in a soft, experimental abyss, with vocalist/guitarist Emma Ruth Rundle providing somber narratives that float through the darkness. The group’s forthcoming debut, Kitsune will be released soon by Sargent House, and in anticipation of that the group has released “Ten Tiny Fingers,” one of the songs from the album.
Formed late last year, Marriages hit the ground running, working with engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Tool) for their debut. “Ten Tiny Fingers” serves as a delectable appetizer, preparing listeners for the full-course meal. Eerie synths creep underneath softly-strummed guitar, as Rundle’s distinguishable vocal delivery intertwines with atmospheric drone and resonating cymbals.
Kitsune will be available on CD and download through Sargent House on May 1. The group will be hitting the road in March to support the album, making a stop at this year’s South By Southwest Music Festival alongside label mates Zechs Marquise, Indian Handcrafts and others.
Listen to “Ten Tiny Fingers” below and download here.
Marriages Tour Dates
Mar. 9 The Smell Los Angeles, CA*
Mar. 10 Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ*
Mar. 11 Low Brow El Paso, TX*
Mar. 13 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX*
Mar. 16 Bat Bar Austin, TX (Sargent House official SXSW showcase)#
* w/Deafheaven, Whirr
# w/Deafheaven, Zechs Marquise, Indian Handcrafts, Chelsea Wolfe, more TBA