EMMA RUTH RUNDLE ANNOUNCES ‘ON DARK HORSES’ LP; UNVEILS WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES & STUNNING NEW SINGLE

EMMA RUTH RUNDLE ANNOUNCES ‘ON DARK HORSES’ LP; UNVEILS WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES & STUNNING NEW SINGLE The singer-songwriter’s follow-up to 2016’s lauded Marked For Death is due out September 14 via Sargent House.

“a songwriter testing the limits of her sound and redefining herself in the process” - Pitchfork
"the music she makes on her own is more conventionally pretty and singer-songwritery, it’s no less heavy” - Stereogum
"like a freight train hurtling in to the heart of darkness” - Gold Flake Paint
 
 
As the opulent melodrama of Emma Ruth Rundle’s Marked For Death (2016, Sargent House) has settled into stillness, the singer-songwriter has teased the next chapter of her oeuvre.  Today, Emma Ruth Rundle has announced her forthcoming tertiary full-length album, On Dark Horses, and has premiered its first single; a poised, heavy-pulsed meditation on a life lived piecemeal titled “Fever Dreams.”  Along with the new track, Rundle has announced that she’ll be hitting the road this fall—dates can be found below. 
 
Listen to and share Emma Ruth Rundle’s “Fever Dreams” now via YouTube.
 
Written during rare and fleeting moments of calm during the past two years’ relentless touring, Rundle’s new batch of songs that comprise On Dark Horses vibrate with restlessness and forward motion. Prodding and preening the wounds unmasked in Marked For Death, Rundle’s third LP for Sargent House brings cinematic instrumentals to her sprawling narratives. These eight new tracks capture the evolution of Rundle as an artist—vestigial traces of 2011's Electric Guitar: One’s savvy guitar work, the heart-on-sleeve intensity of Some Heavy Ocean (2014), and the high-stakes torch songs of Marked For Death can all be heard in equal and harmonious accord.
 
On Dark Horses bears the fruits of Rundle’s most collaborative recording session yet; the masterful guitarist commissioned the aid of tour companions Dylan Nadon (Wovenhand, Git Some) and later Evan Patterson and Todd Cook from label mates Jaye Jayle to flesh out the guitar-based compositions that could no longer sit on the sidelines. Rundle’s budding romance with Patterson not only prompted a move to Louisville, Kentucky, but also amplified the equestrian themes galloping all throughout the record. The result is a vignette of a veteran artist growing more and more comfortable with the cracks in the earth that she has carved in her own image.
 
On Dark Horses is due out on September 14 via Sargent House. Pre-orders are available here, and more details will surface soon.
 
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 8 Chicago, IL @ Ars Memoria **art show & listening party**
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 6 Lille, FR @ Aeronef +
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 Marseille, FR @ TBD
October 17 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik +
October 18 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connevits +
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 
** ERR solo gallery show with new large oil paintings and 'On Dark Horses' album listening party**
 
On Dark Horses — Track Listing: 
1. Fever Dreams
2. Control
3. Darkhorse
4. Races
5. Dead Set Eyes
6. Light Song
7. Apathy on the Indiana Border
8. You Don’t Have To Cry
 
Top photo by: Kristin Cofer.
More photos (and hi-res) available here.

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