Entries tagged with: Marriages
by Andrew Sacher
The Atlas Moth at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As previously discussed, Japanese metal titans Boris are releasing a new album and touring this year, and since we last spoke the support bands were announced for that tour. On the East Coast, including the NYC show happening on August 3 at Bowery Ballroom, support comes from Chicago post-metallers The Atlas Moth (who have a new LP on the way) and trad-style doomsters/Atlas Moth's Profound Lore labelmates SubRosa. Tickets for the NYC show are still available. Updated dates are listed below.
Support on the West Coast comes from Master Musicians of Bukkake and Boris' Sargent House labelmates Marriages. Marriages singer Emma Ruth Rundle (also of Sargent House band Red Sparrowes and Nocturnes) releases her new solo album, Some Heavy Ocean, next week (5/20) via Sargent House. Following her ambient/drone recordings, Some Heavy Ocean is Emma's first song-oriented album and it's quite a strong one.
Bits of Emma's other bands can be heard in this record, but it's really its own thing, stronger than just some solo/side project type endeavor. Throughout the album, she brings in elements of dark folk, psychedelia, shoegaze, and moody textures that recall her metal associations. Her labelmate Chelsea Wolfe would be a good comparison. Unlike some of her more lo-fi work, the production here is clear as day and benefits her often-huge voice. The songs are rarely bright or uplifting, but they'll get stuck in your head. You can listen to the entire thing over at Pitchfork.
Three of its tracks are also streaming, along with the list of Boris dates, below...
photos by Lukas Hodge; words by Fred Pessaro
Deafheaven @ 285 Kent, 7/4/2013
After a sold-out Saint Vitus show (7/2) gave way to a second show at 285 Kent (7/4), black-metal tinged shoegaze quintet Deafheaven sold-out that space too. The two dates, separated by a show in Boston at TT Bear's, were part of a larger tour for the band with special guest Marriages. Additional support at Saint Vitus on July 2 came from heavy shoegazers Nothing (featuring Nick of Whirr on guiter, they'll tour together soon) and support at 285 Kent on July 4 featured a dark ambient set from Montreal's Aun and an industrial/noise set from Brooklyn's Theologian. Pictures from both shows are in this post.
In addition to the shows, photographer Lukas Hodge spent some time embedded with the band, taking pictures of Deafheaven backstage, on the road, and at play. More pictures, an interview, and a thoughful piece on the band are available at InvisibleOranges. It's worth a look for sure.
In related news, Nothing will play a headlining show of their own tonight at Paper Box (7/8), joined by support from Lazyeyes, Turnip King, The Backhomes and Treatment. $7 gets you into this 21+ show. The band returns in one month for a show at Saint Vitus, part of a larger tour.
More pictures/video from Deafheaven's Saint Vitus and 285 Kent shows are below.
Deafheaven's second NYC show this week with Marriages , scheduled for July 4 at 285 Kent, has added more for your patriotic, loud entertainment dollar. In addition to a DJ sets from Shaun of Weekend and
Jenn Pelly (turns out she can't make it), the show will also feature performances from Montreal dark ambient crew AUN and Brooklyn industrial-noise gang Theologian. Tickets are still available for this InvisibleOranges sponsored show and doors are at 10PM.
This is in addition to their original, now sold-out NYC date at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (7/2) which features support from Nothing.
Deafheaven at Saint Vitus, Feb 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
With their 7/2 Saint Vitus show now sold-out, Deafheaven have now added another show with Marriages in NYC. Just in time for the end of the fireworks display, 285 Kent will open on July 4 with doors at 10PM, featuring an all-ages show with the pair and one more "special guest" to be announced. Tickets are on sale for this InvisibleOranges event.
Updated dates and a full stream of the band's triumphant Sunbather is below. If you missed it, you can check out a behind the scenes piece on the making of the LP, a recent interview with the band, and listen in to IO on EVR on Tuesday (6/25, 10 PM EDT) for a live interview.
Updated dates are below.
Deafheaven will hit the road for a tour this summer, snagging dates with Marriages as part of a full campiagn in celebration of their new LP, Sunbather. Full tour schedule is below, and you can look for the bands to team with NOTHING for a show at Saint Vitus on July 2. Info on tickets, which will set you back $12, is on the way.
Sunbather, the band's new LP, is due on June 11 via Deathwish Records. Invisible Oranges followed the band into the studio during the recording. Stream a track from that effort below and look for them at a town near you.
photos by Greg Cristman
Bosnian Rainbows @ Highline Ballroom, 2/19/2013
Bosnian Rainbows, the group featuring onetime At the Drive-In/Mars Volta member Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes, brought their current tour to NYC on Tuesday (2/19) for a show at Highline Ballroom with openers Marriages. Did you go to this show? If so, what did you think? While we're still waiting for Bosnian Rainbows to drop their new album this spring, you can check out single "Torn Maps," and more pics from Highline, below.
Deafheaven in the studio recording 'Sunbather' (more)
Boris has announced their supporting bands for their run of residency shows, including Deafheaven, Young Widows, Marriages and more. Look for Young Widows to support on the string of dates including Le Poisson Rouge on May 6 (the show dedicated to "all-time classics along with many new songs never before played in the US"). Openers for the second LPR show on May 7 (dedicated to their 2000 LP, Flood, as well as some drone/experimentalism) have not been announced. Tickets are still available for both shows.
In a related note, Deafheaven will be in the NYC area soon too, tagging Saint Vitus on February 22 with Sannhet, Clean Teeth and Theologian. Tickets are still available.
If you missed it, Deafheaven recently stopped in to Invisible Oranges to drop off a studio diary detailing the recording of their new LP Sunbather. Check that out HERE.
All Boris dates plus video of Young Widows are below.
photos by Greg Cristman
Russian Circles / Chelsea Wolfe, Highline Ballroom 8/18/2012
Chicago's post-rock crew Russian Circles' tour with Chelsea Wolfe and Marriages came through NYC this weekend with a show at Meatpacking District's Highline Ballroom on Saturday (8/18). Pictures from that show are in this post. The three bands continue their tour, playing Montreal tonight (8/20).
In other news Chelsea Wolf will release an acoustic album this fall titled Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs. You can stream "The Way We Used to Be" from it at the bottom of this post and the album will be out October 16.
More pics from Highline Ballroom and the Chelsea Wolfe stream are below.
Russian Circles at Bowery Ballroom (more by BBG)
After that, the Chicago post-rock/hardcore/metal hybrid will team up with Chelsea Wolfe and Marriages for a string of dates out East, hitting Highline Ballroom on August 18th. Ticketing info is forthcoming.
For the unfamiliar, Marriages is Greg Burns and Emma Ruth Rundle of Red Sparowes, and they've lassoed in drummer Dave Turncrantz of Russian Circles to sit behind the kit during this set of dates. The band released their Kitsune EP earlier this year, and you can stream that in full below.
Russian Circles will team up with Deafheaven on a few of those dates on the West side, and Deafheaven will be in NYC on Friday to play the Show No Mercy/WIERD Northside Fest showcase at Saint Vitus.
A listing of all tour dates, streams and video are below.