Thou And Emma Ruth Rundle Announce Collaborative Album
Following on from their recent collaboration on a load of Nirvana covers, and their set of Misfits songs at last year’s Roadburn festival in the Netherlands, Louisiana doomsters Thou and Kentucky singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle have announced a full-length album together, titled May Our Chambers Be Full.
The first song to be released from it, Ancestral Recall, is a bit heavy…
“It’s an easy marriage of our styles that was truly enhanced by everyone’s input during the arrangement process.” Thou’s guitarist Andy Gibbs explains. “When I first wrote the main two riffs — the first one being an homage to A Perfect Circle’s Sleeping Beauty — I didn’t know if it would fit with the vibe we were pursuing because it didn’t sound ‘Thou‑y’ enough, nor did it sound like something Emma would normally put on a record. Ultimately, I realised how important that trait is; this record is all about exploring territory we wouldn’t usually explore with our own records.”
“Andy originally wrote the riffs and I believe I referred to it as the ‘Guitar Hero’ jam,” says Emma. “It was hard for me to keep up and I felt like I was doing an obstacle course, in the best way. Because of the differences in our guitar tunings, it was difficult for me to match the rest exactly, and I ended up coming with a single note passage to play over the most difficult section. For me, this was a good example of the collaboration, and that I was able to express my style despite my limitations in a way that added to Andy’s riff. Working with him on guitars was a challenge, but most rewarding, and I feel proud of our child.”
May Our Chambers Be Full will be released on October 30 via Sacred Bones.
The underground’s coolest pairing, Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou, team up to bring the sorrowful heaviness once more…
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