Emma Ruth Rundle announces new album, ‘Marked for Death’ on Sargent House!

July 30, 2016
Gus Black

Gus Black


Emma Ruth Rundle announces new album
Marked for Death

Out September 30th on Sargent House  


“…Rundle’s voice is magnetic, possessing not only a tingling electricity, but also a compelling tenderness.” – Consequence of Sound

“…a sort of old-souled wisdom, conjuring the vastness of a sea.” – Pitchfork

“… a sophomore effort of Cat Power-like tenderness and PJ Harvey-level intensity.” – Fader

Singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle has announced her sophomore solo album,Marked For Death, which will be released on September 30th on Sargent House.  The album mines feelings of loss, defeat, heartache and self-destructiveness and emerges asEmma Ruth Rundle‘s most honest and compelling accomplishment to date.  Marked For Deaths title track – which premiered on The FADER is a past-tense treatise on doomed love and blooms into a cascading murmuration of guitar and strings, its towering, epic presence characteristic of much of Rundle’s work.

Marked for Death finds Emma Ruth Rundle emerging as a performer of naked intensity. She shapes vast, evocative landscapes of sound, combining them with lyrics of devastating candor. Self-determination and resiliency, disguised in this case as coming to terms with overwhelming defeat, are key aspects of her personality. Transforming pain into works of great beauty makes her the compelling artist she is.  A more adventurous production than her solo debut, Some Heavy Ocean (2014, Sargent House), the eight compositions onMarked for Death, helmed by engineer/co-producer Sonny DiPerri, emphasize dynamics and vocal melodies, variable tuning, and a dense layering and texturing of guitars. Nevertheless, fear and self-doubt linger in the shadows of Rundle’s mind, providing an incessant counterpoint to her ambitious talent and sultry, albeit de-emphasized, allure.

Exemplified by the candid, unglamorous cover portrait, Marked For Death takes a persuasive argument for its creator’s utter helplessness in the shadow of defeat. And through a potent dose of dark, hypnotic rock every bit as satisfying as her work withMarriages and Red Sparowes, Marked for Death’s most resonant element is Emma Ruth Rundle herself, settling in to her role as singer/songwriter. Her rich voice, alternately jostled and cradled by the sounds conjured from her guitar, feels more present, perhaps even more deliberate, than ever before.

More news coming soon.  For now, see Emma Ruth Rundle on tour in Europe withWovenhand in September and October and pre-order Marked For Death here.

Sep 12   Cologne, DE – Gebäude 9
Sep 13   Frankfurt, DE – Zoom
Sep 15   Bern, CH – ISC
Sep 16   Zurich, CH – Bogen F
Sep 17   Vienna, AT – Flex
Sep 18   Budapest, HU – A38
Sep 20   Salzburg, AT – Rockhouse
Sep 21   Munich, DE – Ampere
Sep 22   Leipzig, DE – UT Connewitz
Sep 23   Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
Sep 26   Arhus, DK – Train
Sep 29   Helsinki, FI – Tavastia
Sep 30   Stockholm, SE – Nalen
Oct 01    Lund, SE – Mejeriet
Oct 02    Copenhagen, DK – Vega Jr.
Oct 04    Eindhoven, NL – Effenaar
Oct 05    Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Oct 06    Leuven, BE – Het Depot
Oct 07    Ghent, BE – Handelsbeurs
Oct 08    Charleroi, BE – L’Eden
Oct 10    Lille, FR – L’Aéronef
Oct 11    Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Oct 13    Orleans, FR – L’Astrolabe
Oct 14    Grenoble, FR – La Belle Electrique
Oct 15    Feyzin, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
Oct 16    Toulouse, FR – La Rex
Oct 18    London, UK – The Dome

Marked For Death, track listing:
1.  Marked For Death
2.  Protection
3.  Medusa
4.  Hand of God
5.  Heaven
6.  So Come
7.  Furious Angel
8.  Real Big Sky

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