Emma Ruth Rundle premieres “Protection” taken from forthcoming Sargent House album

September 5, 2016
Photo Credit: Kristin Cofer

Photo Credit: Kristin Cofer

Emma Ruth Rundle premieres “Protection”
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

On Marked For Death (September 30, Sargent House), singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle emerges as a performer of naked intensity.  She shapes vast, evocative landscapes of sound, combining them with lyrics of devastating candor.

Emma Ruth Rundle unveils the second single off of the album; titled “Protection” (premiering now on Stereogum), it is a song which constructs a wall of volume around itself.  The flashes of Rundle’s vulnerability and haunting melody of her vocals in turn spark great washes of guitar noise that mushroom into existence like some sonic thunderhead.  Engineered/co-produced by Sonny DiPerri, Marked For Death mines feelings of loss, defeat, heartache and self-destructiveness and emerges as Emma Ruth Rundle‘s most honest and compelling accomplishment to date. 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.

Emma Ruth Rundle will be on tour in Europe with Wovenhand from September 12th through October 18th; in the meantime, Marked For Death is available for pre-order now through iTunes and HelloMerch.

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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