We’re nearing the end of a remarkable year in terms of milestones for the stunning artist Emma Ruth Rundle. With one month of 2018 remaining and more live shows booked before the year ends, we reflect on her year in music. September 14th, Emma released her third LP for Sargent House bringing a wide range of cinematic instrumentals to her sprawling narratives.
Now, our very own Gavin Brown has spent some time chatting to Emma about the third release, recording the album, working with icons and much more….
For the members of Belgian post-hardcore trio Brutus, music is all about “energy and emotion.” The group’s 2017 album Burst is full of both, a quality that has won them many fans including ex-Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato (now of the Black Queen), Thrice drummer Riley Breckenridge and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.
Making not just their Decibel cover debut, but their North American cover debut, ever-controversial post-black metallers Deafheaven are here to give their side of the story. Including the objective and 100% accurate Top 40 Albums of…
Kristina Esfandiari, the powerful vocalist of the sludge-metal group King Woman and mastermind of floating shoegaze act Miserable, was flying home from Oakland when chills began running and up down her body for several definitive minutes. “I just started writing out lyrics and I heard all [these] arrangements in my head,” Esfandiari says. “It was some sort of spiritual connection. Something happened to me that I was not expecting.”
“I don’t think anything I’m doing is witchy at all,” says Emma Ruth Rundle.
I’ve just put forward a journalistic hypothesis linking her, Marissa Nadler, Zola Jesus, and Chelsea Wolfe as self-contained women making uncompromising art steeped in haunted melodrama. It’s an oversimplification, but Rundle is too kind to brush off my conjecture completely. “Marissa is a friend and Chelsea is, too. Zola Jesus, I’ve never met, but we’re playing a festival together in a few weeks.”