Emma Ruth Rundle Shares New Track, “Darkhorse” // Consequence Of Sound

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Origins is a recurring new music feature that tasks an artist with dissecting the influences behind their latest track.

On September 14th, Emma Ruth Rundle, the prolific singer/songwriter you may recognize from The Nocturnes, Red Sparowes, and Marriages, will release On Dark Horses, the follow-up to last year’s The Time Between Us EP. Rundle’s previously dropped album opener “Fever Dreams”, and today she shares its follow-up, the thunderingly ominous “Darkhorse”.


TTNG reunite with original vocalist for ‘Animals’ acoustic LP & 10th anniversary tour // Brooklyn Vegan

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British math rockers TTNG (fka This Town Needs Guns) are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their 2008 debut album Animals this year, and they’ve got some big plans for the occasion. They’re releasing an acoustic re-working of Animals, which they made in collaboration with original vocalist Stu Smith, who sang on Animals but left the band in 2011. The new acoustic album also features contributions from Nate Kinsella (Birthmark, American Football, Joan of Arc, etc), Yvette Young(Covet), Mivos Quartet, and The Kraken Quartet. We’re premiering the new acoustic version of “Gibbon,” which stays pretty true to the original, but also clearly has its own distinct vibe. In this form, it actually kinda reminds me a little of Iron & Wine. Listen and compare it to the original below. Animals Acoustic comes out October 5 via Sargent House (pre-order).


Dylan Carlson’s Theme for an Imaginary Western // Interview on Premier Guitar

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After nearly 30 years as the only constant member of drone-doom-metal cult heroes Earth, guitarist Dylan Carlson has released his first album, Conquistador. As the title suggests, the work espouses a fantasy world that’s rooted in history, not unlike the one explored on Earth’s 2005 Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method—a belated imaginary soundtrack to novelist Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. Carlson has also done soundtrack work, under his solo moniker drcarlsonalbion, for the film Gold. But this time, the music speaks exclusively to his personal vision.

8/10 for Jaye Jayle’s “No trail and Other Unholy Paths” // Pop Matters

Evan Patterson is best known for his main band, the fantastic noise rock, psychedelic, post-hardcore act Young Widows. With Young Widows, Patterson explores the experimental edge of the rock spectrum in a unique manner, reconfiguring the ideas of progression and the stylistic tendencies of the genre. However, his other project Jaye Jayle is a departure from that sound, seeing Patterson instead dive into the territory of Americana and producing dark and retro works sourced through blues motifs, country progressions, and folk ambiances. 

8/10 Stars via Pop Matters.