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First Spin: Hear Marriages’ Muscular ‘Ride In My Place’

From the threesome's forthcoming debut, 'Kitsune'

picture-18149-1379434580David Bevan // March 27, 2012

If first impressions are everything, Marriages are in great shape. Case in point: “Ride in My Place,” the opening gust from the trio’s forthcoming debut via Sargent House, Kitsune. All three members also share time in Los Angeleno post-rock collective Red Sparowes, an instrumental outfit that served as a meeting point for musicians stepping away from other projects. But here, singer/guitarist Emma Ruth Rundle steps behind a microphone to add welcome layers of smoke-bombed vocals. The result is a muscular, beautifully marbled slab of mood-rock that sounds less like a side-project’s side-project and more like a band about to howl.

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