Poet, artist and Daughters vocalist Alexis Marshall has announced his solo debut album House Of Lull . House Of When for July 23rd via Sargent House and along with it the first song and video for “Hounds In The Abyss”. Directed by Jeremy W., Marshall notes of the video’s concept “The long stare into the room of self—the universe’s middle distance—the many hidden doors we locate, the many rooms we find. Populated not only by whom else we are, but by places we have been. The places we are. We don’t always pull away from the hot stove.”
Produced by Seth Manchester the album is crafted around moments of spontaneity and sonic detritus. For it Marshall brought together an impressive group of collaborators to execute his vision, a vision that for the first time was under his full creative direction. Jon Syverson (Daughters), Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota), Evan Patterson (Jaye Jayle, Young Widows)joined Marshall in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at Machines with Magnets studio with no material. The strategy was to embrace new sounds, employ the element of chance, and capture the creative process in a song format. The genesis of a song could be anything—a fragmented piano line, a drum pattern—but the impetus was often a non-musical sound. Marshall sourced a lot of his textural contributions from a hardware store all contributing to a proto-industrial rattle-and-rumble reminiscent of early Einstürzende Neubauten. The resulting material stands to be the boldest and exciting work of his career.
Storefront Church, the Lukas Frank helmed Los Angeles-based band has their debut album As We Pass on the way, and today they’ve released the final single from it. “Total Stranger” features Frank’s lush and evocative vocals over melancholy orchestration expressing unshakable love.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and continued border restrictions for international travel, we have had to reschedule the upcoming Chelsea Wolfe & Emma Ruth Rundle Australian & New Zealand tour for 2022.
All tickets will be valid for the new dates and refunds will be available for your point of purchase for anyone who can't make the rescheduled dates.
For those concerned, we considered all options to make these shows happen, including the extensive hotel quarantine requirements for international performers & crew. However the costs of these would make the tour unviable for all involved. We also did not feel it was appropriate to seek special consideration for visas and travel when there are still so many people waiting for flights to return home to Australia and New Zealand. Added to this, the uncertainty over limited venue capacities, snap lockdowns and border closures (at least until the vaccination program is complete) is a major financial risk that we can't afford to take.
The good and great news is that both Chelsea and Emma are still committed to this tour and we have rescheduled all of the originally planned dates. By the time this tour rolls around it will have been a full 10 years since Chelsea's last Australian tour and still remains Emma's first ever visit to our shores. It's going to be worth the wait to be able to celebrate these legendary artists in happier times.
Thanks again for your understanding & patience. Full dates and details will be announced very soon.
You can now stream and download 'AGNUS DEI', the new EP by Lingua Ignota, out today everywhere via Sargent House. We will be releasing this as a limited edition vinyl with her three most recent cover versions of, ‘Jolene’, “Kim” and “Wicked Game” on the B side. Due to extensive wait times in vinyl manufacturing this will not be available until Aug/Sept 2021. Pre-orders to reserve a copy will be up in advance in the next month or so.
Emma Ruth Rundle is featured in the The New York Times Magazine Music Issue. It is a great write up by Hanif Abdurraqib also featuring a track from her collaboration with Thou.
"Once, I played the Rundle album “Some Heavy Ocean” (2014) for a pal of mine who had never heard her before, and she turned to me halfway through and said, “I like that everything she sings sounds like a warning or a threat.” This is the best way I have to explain Rundle — not necessarily her voice itself, but her delivery of information, the way she sings the words “just another gray landscape to face” in a whisper that increases in both silence and intensity."