Marriages premiere fierce new song “Less Than” — listen

A preview of the band's forthcoming full-length debut, Salome


Photo by Nick Fancher

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. Listen in below.

For more of Salome, check out lead single “Skin”. The band will also be on tour this spring alongside Wovenhand. Find those dates here.

Salome Tracklist:
01. The Liar
02. Skin
03. Santa Sangre
04. Southern eye
05. Binge
06. Salome
07. Less Than
08. Love, Texas
09. Contender