Friday, May 4, 2012


Add Date: May 1 

Artist: Marriages 

Album: Kitsune (EP) 

Label: Sargent House 

Genre: Rock, experimental 

Comments: From the promoter: "Marriages is a new band comprised of Red Sparowes members Emma Ruth Rundle (vocals, guitar), Greg Burns (bass, synthesizer) and David Clifford (drums). Their sound is a singularly sensual kind of heavy, dramatic rock... Emma's breathy, understated delivery provides a focal point--the eye of the proverbial storm. A haunting presence, as elusive as it is alluring, her voice is a shore upon which waves of overdriven bass, thunderous drums, and cosmic guitars and synths swell and crash."

Kitsune is a very fine set of post-rock tunes from this trio, which claims influences ranging from Godspeed You! Black Emperor to Cocteau Twins. Though Marriages possess a flare for the experimental, they also show a pop sensibility; four of the six tracks on this EP clock it at under 4 minutes. Start with "Ride in My Place", "White Shape" and "Ten Tiny Fingers".

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