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Emma Ruth Rundle



Management - Sargent House
Manager: Cathy Pellow
Day-To-Day: Nick Javier

Label - Sargent House 
Label: Marc Jetton

N. American Booking - Ground Control Touring 

European Booking - Swamp Booking
Agent: Ricky

North American Press 
Publicist: Stephanie Marlow

UK / EUROPE Press - Rarely Unable
Publicist: Lauren Barley

On Dark Horses (2018)

Marked For Death (2016)

Some Heavy Ocean (2014)



Emma Ruth Rundle Shares "Darkhorse" // Consequence Of Sound 

Full article via COS

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”.

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Emma Ruth Rundle “Fever Dreams” // Recommended Listen 



Emma Ruth Rundle balances doom and gloom in the same way she does a heaviness against a gravity-less air in her music. As the guitarist for the post-metal outfit Red Sparrowes, she wields her heaviest axe, though her weapon of choice is not completely laid to rest in her out work as a solo musician either. Spiritually, it’s gothic in mood and ornate design, whether it’s woven with eerie strands of folk music or whirring into a pitch black sky, and never lands softly. “Fever Dreams”, the first single from her forthcoming album On Dark Horses, ventures into this purgatory of the void Rundle has created for herself. Her voice, classically spectral, is transcendental across the listen, sludging effortlessly through a dense fog of reverb in its first moments, but then finding a life after after in crossing a threshold where the subconscious submits to the atmosphere. “A life spent uneasy, in pieces, always in pieces here / A life left, release me away from fever dreams,” she sings. Organs and guitar halos lift her soul away from this Earth, finally free of whatever has been pushing her away from the air.

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Emma Ruth Rundle’s “Fever Dreams” On Stereogum’s top 5 songs of the week 

4. Emma Ruth Rundle – “Fever Dreams”

Emma Ruth Rundle makes music that could loosely be termed goth-folk, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Rundle plays in the experimental post-metal band Red Sparowes, and she tends to tour with extreme-music trailblazers like Deafheaven or the Melvins’ King Buzzo. She has heavy music wound through her DNA, and you can hear it all come out on “Fever Dreams,” the first single from her forthcoming LP On Dark Horses. There’s beauty in the song, but it’s a mystic, swirling, vaguely threatening beauty. Guitars, drenched in fuzz and reverb, rise up, as if they’re emerging from some primordial ooze. Organs wail like ancient Greek mourners. And Rundle’s voice floats above the seething morass, graceful and triumphant, an angel welcoming the apocalypse. –Tom

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Emma Ruth Rundle Announces New Album "On Dark Horses" with single 'Fever Dreams' // Revolver 

When she's not fronting the L.A. bands Marriages and the Nocturnes, slinging haunting guitar riffs for post-rock collective Red Sparowes, or creating breathtaking oil paintings, the singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle pursues ornate gothic folk by her lonesome. The past two years have seen her sharing stages with like-minded, heavy-leaning romanticists like Deafheaven, Earth, and Wovenhand, and releasing an excellent album, Marked for Death. Now, she's back with album number three — On Dark Horses, hitting shelves September 14th via Sargent House. She recorded the eight-track, equestrian-themed effort with Wovenhand's Dylan Nadon, plus Evan Patterson and Todd Cook of indie-rock band Jaye Jayle. 

Full story via Revolver.

To accompany the announcement, Rundle has shared the album's stirring first single "Fever Dreams," as well as a massive tour alongside Chelsea Wolfe and Jaye Jayle. That trek will also feature Rundle's first-ever gallery show, taking place September 8th at Chicago, Illinois venue Ars Memoria; it'll double as the 'On Dark Horses' listening party. Find a full itinerary below, as well as the album artwork and track listing. 

Pre-order Emma Ruth Rundle's On Dark Horses here. 

Emma Ruth Rundle - On Dark Horses track listing: 

01. "Fever Dreams" 
02. "Control" 
03. "Darkhorse" 
04. "Races" 
05. "Dead Set Eyes" 
06. "Light Song" 
07. "Apathy on the Indiana Border" 
08. "You Don't Have To Cry"

Emma Ruth Rundle and Jaye Jayle announce US/EU/UK 2018 Tour Dates 

Emma Ruth Rundle has announced US/EU/UK 2018 dates with Jaye Jayle. More information here.


Emma Ruth Rundle — On Tour: 

July 3 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur ~ 
July 4 Bordeaux, FR @ I-Boat ~ 
July 5 Lyon, FR @ Sonic~ 
July 7 Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival~ 
July 8 Stuttgart, DE @ Jube West~ 
July 9 Karlsruhe , DE @ Jubez * ~ 
July 10 Esch-Alzette, LUX @ Kulturfabrik *~ 
July 11 Antwerp, BE @ Kavka ~ 
July 12 Paris, FRA @ Le Trabendo*~ 
July 13 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof Museum~ 
July 14 Augsburg, DE @ Kantine~ 
September 15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar + 
September 16 Detroit, MI @ El Club + 
September 17 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s + 
September 19 Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room + 
September 20 Allston, MA @ Great Scott + 
September 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus + 
September 22 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA + 
September 23 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery + 
September 24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe + 
September 25 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle + 
October 7 Colmar, FR @ Grillen + 
October 9 Bermeo, ES @ Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala + 
October 10 Oviedo, ES @ Lata de Zinc + 
October 11 Porto, PT @ Passos Emanuel + 
October 12 Lisbon, PT @ Music Box + 
October 13 Madrid, ES @ Changó + 
October 14 Barcelona, ES @ AMFest 2018 
October 16 Mersaille, FR @ TBD 
October 17 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik + 
October 18 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewits + 
October 19 Prague, CZ @ TBD + 
October 20 Köln, DE @ Gebade 9 + 
October 21 München, DE @ Milla + 
October 23 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu + 
October 24 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang + 
October 25 Malmo, SE @ Plan B + 
October 26 Oslo, NO @ BLÄ + 
October 27 Stockholm, SE @ Strindbergs Intima + 
October 28 Gothenborg, SE @ Skjul Fyra Sex/Skjulet + 
October 29 Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil + 
October 31 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown + 
November 1 Groningen, NL @ Vera + 
November 2 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain + 
November 3 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen + 
November 4 Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade + 
November 6 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo + 
November 7 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny + 
November 8 London, UK @ Oslo + 
November 30 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt + 
December 1 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn + 
December 3 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide + 
December 4 Austin, TX @ Barracuda + 
December 6 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister + 
December 7 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar + 
December 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo + 
December 10 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop + 
December 12 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios + 
December 13 Seattle, WA @ Barboza + 
December 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court + 
December 16 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake + 
December 17 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room + 

~ Solo Shows 
* w/ Chelsea Wolfe 
+w/ Jaye Jayle

"Rundle has made her name performing mournful, minor key compositions, swelling with gothic drama, and her latest is her heaviest and most uplifting work yet." - Pitchfork

"There’s a beam of hope beyond that fits as the the emotional way to end Marked For Death, and hopefully move past that mark, leaving death as merely a thought in the blackness of existence." - New Noise Magazine

"Marked For Death pushes boundaries, defies genre limitations, and finds the sweet spot between music that’s high-brow and highly-listenable." - Brooklyn Vegan

"There’s no one-size-fits-all method for catharsis, but Rundle’s is a particularly potent one.” - Treble Zine​

"Rundle has made the record of her life with “Marked for Death,” the most exposed, heart-bruised of her career. These are songs that should bring people to beg for mercy and they confront the same hurt and confusion Rundle did when writing these songs. She has gone from being a great artist to one you have to stop whatever you’re doing to hear. Rundle’s always been an excellent vessel for delivering pain, but now she’s entered a new level of power that could cripple weaker souls." - Meat Mead Metal

" feels like there’s nothing else left for Rundle to bare – in the wake of devastation behind her, she’s not only exorcised a great deal to repurpose as strength, she’s also held a mirror up to every failed relationship and every dark moment we’ve all had. Do not miss it." - pressplayok

"With Marked For Death, Emma Ruth Rundle has composed a complex piece of work that rocks, soothes, haunts, saddens and uplifts. It is an album that deals honestly with self-doubt and introspection, that offers no easy answers but leaves room for growth and hope." - Echoes and Dust

"...a romantically grim masterpiece, guaranteed to give listeners goosebumps." "Rundle’s words are so relatable that it seems almost impossible for her poetry to be fictional.” - MXDWN

"...Marked For Death is undoubtedly one of the best albums of the year. It also is among the very best of the decade. Marked For Death is Rundle’s masterpiece and a treasure to behold by all.” - The Revue

"...a dark album laden with coo-ing vocals that give it a daze-like feel periodically broken by thick, distorted guitars and pounding drums.” - Hook Journal

"...invest time in the album and you’ll find yourself falling in love with Rundle’s fragile harmonies and atmospherics.” - Alt Dialogue

"Most of the songs on “Marked for Death,” the searingly potent new record from this California dirge-maestro — out this Friday — yin-yang magnificently between hushed, brooding folk and thunderous, doom-laden rock. “ - Philly Voice

"Rundle has crafted a magnificent body of work that sets her apart from her peers, making her one of 2016’s most exciting artists.” - Clunk Magazine

"While there are literally hundreds of albums that claim to be heartbreaking, honest, or any other adjective that you can think of, ‘Marked For Death’ is one of the few that you can truly believe in.” - Punktastic

"...a gorgeously smoldering, guitars-heavy rumination.” - PopCrush

"...there won't be a single song with deeper lyrics this year.” - 1 For The People

"'Marked For Death' is a powerful effort that falls comfortably in line with her past work, both solo and ensemble, but thankfully builds upon every note played previous. Rundle is a raw and undeniable talent, and has more in her hands and her mouth than most bands share among many. She is a fiercely modern one-woman wrecking ball, wielding her power with the skill and care of one well beyond her years. Marked For Death acts as proof of life and the solidification of an artist who is ready to be heard and felt, and will surely be met with great affection by any who will listen.” - Post Trash

"Her fluid voice -- a beguiling amalgam of Chelsea Wolfe, Tori Amos, and PJ Harvey -- can go from broken to soaring to feral in a single measure, and when paired with her atmospheric guitar pyrotechnics, the effect renders much of the first-person fretting moot.” - All Music Guide

"...reminiscent of some of the softer moments from my favorite singer/songwriter PJ Harvey, and that’s drawn me back time and time again. A definite highlight of 2016.” - Transcending Obscurity 

"... consistently shows Rundle as a master when it comes to shaping vast soundscapes, with particular control over layering and density, and the correlation of this with the devastating probity of her lyrics results in some very potent moments.” - No Rip Cord

"This is heavy, unsettling but, ultimately, valedictory stuff, and a haunting you will be happy to have continue for a long, long time.” - Ghost Cult Mag