Emma Ruth Rundle announces On Dark Horses, and unveils worldwide tour dates & a stunning new single

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The singer-songwriter’s follow-up to 2016’s lauded Marked For Death is due out on September 14th via Sargent House

As the opulent melodrama of Emma Ruth Rundle’s Marked For Death (2016,Sargent House) has settled into stillness, the singer-songwriter has teased the next chapter of her oeuvre. Today, Emma Ruth Rundle has announced her forthcoming tertiary full-length album, On Dark Horses, and has premiered the first single; a poised, heavy-pulsed meditation on a life lived piecemeal titled “Fever Dreams.” Along with the new track, Rundle has announced that she’ll be hitting the road this Autumn – dates can be found below.

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Written during rare and fleeting moments of calm during the past two years’ relentless touring, Rundle’s new batch of songs that comprise On Dark Horses vibrate with restlessness and forward motion. Prodding and preening the wounds unmasked in Marked For Death, Rundle’s third album for Sargent House brings cinematic instrumentals to her sprawling narratives. These eight new tracks capture the evolution of Rundle as an artist—vestigial traces of 2011’s Electric Guitar: One’s savvy guitar work, the heart-on-sleeve intensity of Some Heavy Ocean (2014), and the high-stakes torch songs of Marked For Death can all be heard
in equal and harmonious accord.

On Dark Horses bears the fruits of Rundle’s most collaborative recording session yet; the masterful guitarist commissioned the aid of tour companions Dylan Nadon (Wovenhand, Git Some) and later Evan Patterson and Todd Cook from label mates Jaye Jayle to flesh out the skeletons that could no longer fit in her closet. Rundle’s budding romance with Patterson not only prompted a move to Louisville, Kentucky, but also amplified the equestrian themes galloping all throughout the record. The result is a vignette of a veteran artist growing more and more comfortable with the cracks in the earth that she has carved in her own image.

Emma Ruth Rundle — On Tour:

July 3 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur ~

July 4 Bordeaux, FR @ I-Boat ~

July 5 Lyon, FR @ Sonic~

July 7 Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival~

July 8 Stuttgart, DE @ Jube West~

July 9 Karlsruhe , DE @ Jubez * ~

July 10 Esch-Alzette, LUX @ Kulturfabrik *~

July 11 Antwerp, BE @ Kavka ~

July 12 Paris, FRA @ Le Trabendo*~

July 13 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof Museum~

July 14 Augsburg, DE @ Kantine~

September 15 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar +

September 16 Detroit, MI @ El Club +

September 17 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s +

September 19 Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room +

September 20 Allston, MA @ Great Scott +

September 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus +

September 22 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA +

September 23 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery +

September 24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe +

September 25 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle +

October 6 Lille, FR @ Aeronef +

October 7 Colmar, FR @ Grillen +

October 9 Bermeo, ES @ Beleza Malandra Ateneo Kulturala +

October 10 Oviedo, ES @ Lata de Zinc +

October 11 Porto, PT @ Passos Emanuel +

October 12 Lisbon, PT @ Music Box +

October 13 Madrid, ES @ Changó +

October 14 Barcelona, ES @ AMFest 2018

October 16 Marseille, FR @ TBD

October 17 Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik +

October 18 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connevits +

October 19 Prague, CZ @ TBD +

October 20 Köln, DE @ Gebade 9 +

October 21 München, DE @ Milla +

October 23 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu +

October 24 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang +

October 25 Malmo, SE @ Plan B +

October 26 Oslo, NO @ BLÄ +

October 27 Stockholm, SE @ Strindbergs Intima +

October 28 Gothenborg, SE @ Skjul Fyra Sex/Skjulet +

October 29 Copenhagen, DK @ Hotel Cecil +

October 31 Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown +

November 1 Groningen, NL @ Vera +

November 2 Paris, FR @ Petit Bain +

November 3 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen +

November 4 Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade +

November 6 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo +

November 7 Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny +

November 8 London, UK @ Oslo +

November 30 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt +

December 1 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn +

December 3 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide +

December 4 Austin, TX @ Barracuda +

December 6 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister +

December 7 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar +

December 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo +

December 10 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop +

December 12 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios +

December 13 Seattle, WA @ Barboza +

December 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +

December 16 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake +

December 17 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room +

~ Solo Shows

* w/ Chelsea Wolfe

+w/ Jaye Jayle

On Dark Horses — Track Listing:

1. Fever Dreams

2. Control

3. Darkhorse

4. Races

5. Dead Set Eyes

6. Light Song

7. Apathy on the Indiana Border

8. You Don’t Have To Cry

On Dark Horses is due out on September 14 via Sargent House. Pre-orders are available on CD/LP and digitally, and more details will surface soon.

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