In support of her stunning debut solo album Some Heavy Ocean, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle has embarked on a U.S. tour today, getting her start in Denver, CO and heading to Milwaukee where she’ll meet up with King Buzzo (of the Melvins) as support to him on his solo acoustic tour starting on June 28th. There are also a handful of her own headline shows along the routing, where she’ll be joined in Chicago by label mate Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases) and then in NY, Philadelphia and Washington DC by Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man / Cave In) all performing acoustic sets. In July, Emma will join her band Marriages for West Coast tour dates with Boris and in August, she will make her European live debut at the Sargent House label showcase in Dublin. Check out the full tour routing below and watch a live acoustic performance of “Oh Sarah” a track from her album Some Heavy Ocean filmed in the Sargent House Glassroom here.
Emma Ruth Rundle got her start in 2007 when she assembled the now defunct folkgaze collective The Nocturnes for the purpose of performing her work. The following year, she was drafted into the monolithic post-rock supergroup Red Sparowes. Touring the world playing the Sparowes’ epic brand of instrumental heaviosity sparked a fruitful musical connection with fellow Sparowes guitarist Greg Burns. When that band commenced a well-deserved hiatus in 2011, she and Burns (on the invitation of Russian Circles), instigated a new group, Marriages, who released a stunning debut mini-album, Kitsune. Meanwhile, Rundle and friends as The Nocturnes reconvened briefly in 2011, issuing a full-length album, Aokigahara, while solo she recorded an album of experimental guitar compositions. What followed was a “dark, difficult time”, marked by family problems and personal struggles which, though exhausting emotionally, also incubated Rundle’s conviction to use their inherent misery as fuel for expression. And with that, in May of 2014 Some Heavy Ocean was born. Some Heavy Ocean was released last month on Sargent House and has been hailed as “stunning” by the AV Club, “intense, hypnotic folk” by Stereogum and “one of the best records of 2014” by Music & Riots.
In addition to her upcoming tour dates, Emma Ruth Rundle will be releasing a music video for the track “Arms I Know So Well” from Some Heavy Ocean. Details and video premiere coming soon.
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE – ON TOUR
Jun 25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Jun 28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall *
Jun 29 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean ^
Jun 30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme *
Jul 01 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar *
Jul 02 – Hamtramck, MI @ Small’s Bar *
Jul 03 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop *
Jul 05 – Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater *
Jul 06 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
Jul 07 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
Jul 09 – Dover, NH @ Dover Brick House *
Jul 12 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at Outerspace *
Jul 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus ^*
Jul 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Bourbon & Branch ^*
Jul 16 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^*
Jul 18 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern *
Jul 19 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre *
Jul 20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
Jul 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Basement *
Jul 23 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree *
Jul 26 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *
Jul 27 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 *
Jul 28 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight *
Jul 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
Jul 31 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace
Aug 27 – Dublin, Ireland @ Button Factory – Sargent House Label show w/ Russian Circles, And So I Watch You From Afar, Tera Melos, Mylets & No Spill Blood.
* Supporting King Buzzo
^ w/ Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases)
^* w/ Stephen Brodsky (Mutoid Man)