On April 7th, experimental rockers Marriages will issue their full-length debut, Salome, via Sargent House. The nine-track effort follows the Los Angeles outfit’s 2012 Kitsune EP and sees vocalist Emma Ruth Rundle employing a more literal front-and-center approach as lead singer. Case in point: Marriages’ latest song, “Less Than”.
Whereas Rundle simply weaved her way throughout the blustery, brawny textures of the band’s previous release, here her cavernous voice commandeers the song’s spaces like a weapon all its own. (Anyone else hear a bit of Alanis Morissette in her tone?) As a whole, Marriages’ new chemistry seems to pack enough sonic potency and emotional fire to move mountains, or, at the very least, totally wreck your home stereo system.