Marriages (Red Sparowes ) have announced the release of their debut full length album and follow up to their 2012 EP, Kitsune. The album will be titled Salome and will be released through Sargent House on April 7. The album’s official artwork and track listing can be found after the break.
Stereogum premiered the first official single from the forthcoming effort; the driving, psychedelic and haunting “Skin”. The track can be streamed below as well.
Marriages will be bringing their new material on a co-headlining tour with label mates Helms Alee starting tomorrow in Los Angeles. Those dates can be found below.
Marriages’ (Red Sparowes, etc) valuables and gear were stolen out of the home of Andrew Clinco and Emma Ruth Rundle. The two returned home after two out of town shows opening for Boris to find that their home had been flooded (for the second time, mind you) and was burglarized. All of the band’s gear was stolen not to mention various valuables, all of which add up to well over $20,000. The band have started a Indie Go Go campaign and are asking for our help. Marriages needs to raise 5,000 to help with legal fees and moving expenses. Anything over that limit will go towards replacing items. Click on the link above to contribute and read Andrew and Emma’s statement below.
Deafheaven have announced a new co-headlining Summer U.S. tour with Marriages in support of their upcoming album Sunbather , which will be released on June 11th. Deafheaven will also support Boris on three dates of their tour as well. Below is the official touring schedule. Be there or be square.
Marriages (Red Sparowes, etc) recently took part in a Glassroom Session with label Sargent House in which the band performed an acoustic version of a new song. The song has been given the title “The Shadow of My Name” and it is just simply gorgeous in every way possible. The band are reportedly working on their follow up to their debut EP Kitsune of last year. I assume this track will make an appearance. You can check out the performance below as well as their upcoming touring schedule with Bosnian Rainbows (Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group, Le Butcherettes, The Mars Volta).
This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
Formed by three members of instrumental rock outfit, Red Sparowes, Marriages is here to please the senses with their densely textured experimental rock. Emma Ruth Rundle, Greg Burns and Dave Clifford have created something that most artists influenced by the slowly becoming stagnant post-rock genre wish they could forge with their instruments. Marriage’s debut record, Kitsune, features six sensational tracks that raise the bar for similar bands the world over.
All the dates for the August North American Russian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe and Marriages tour have been unveiled. If you live near one of these cities you better get your ass to a show. Unfortunately for Josh and I, there are no Texas dates. So, have fun for both of us okay? Check out the dates below.
Marriages (Red Sparowes) have released a new song entitled “White Shape” from their upcoming album Kitsune (May 1st). “White Shape” is the album’s sole instrumental track that features a deep, groovy low end and some very ethereal like guitar work. The bass carries on the groove while the guitars wail like a banshee. I am totally excited for this release and so should you. Stream it below.
Marriages (who are also apart of Red Sparrowes) are a three piece psychedelic post-rock outfit whose debut album Kitsune will be released on May 1st via Sargent House. Spin.com is hosting an exclusive stream of their new song “Ride in My Place”. It’s an explosive, emotive post-rock heavy hitter that is accented well with Emma Rundle’s smoky vocals. I am excited for this release and you should be too. Check it out.