MUSCLE & MARROW UNVEIL NEW SONG, ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR See them on the road with Marissa Nadler in July & August; Listen to “The Drooling Mouth”
MUSCLE & MARROW UNVEIL NEW SONG, ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
See them on the road with Marissa Nadler in July & August; Listen to “The Drooling Mouth”
“The duo’s songs showcase metal’s oft-unheard sweet side as they tackle the major themes of death and love.” - NPR
Portland, OR’s Muscle and Marrow will release their sophomore album Love on Friday, May 27th on The Flenser. Today, the band has unveiled another new track from the album, “The Drooling Mouth”, on Flood Magazine. The song is one of their most powerful and fragile yet, bringing the band to the forefront of dark experimental music. Additionally, Muscle and Marrow are thrilled to announce an extensive North American tour spanning July 5 through August 8 supporting Marissa Nadler and Wrekmeister Harmonies - check out the tour dates below.
Formed in 2013 by Kira Clark (voice, guitar) and Keith McGraw (drums, sounds), Muscle and Marrow’s debut album The Human Cry was released in June, 2014 by Belief Mower Records. Its songs were arresting and hysterical, but also distinctly feminine. Pitchfork called it “gorgeous,” with Clark’s voice alternating between plaintive wails and guttural moans that soared over waves of pulsing drums and stifling guitars. Muscle and Marrow toured across the United States and in October, 2015, the duo posted up at Machines with Magnets (The Body, Lightning Bolt, Deer Tick) in Providence, RI to record what was to become their sophomore album,Love. The band took their time in the studio and laid down seven tracks that delve further into deep electronic territories, but still incorporate the familiar droning guitars, ethereal vocals and tribal drums throughout. Along with themes of death and loss, Love touches on feminism and female archetypes, a topic that Kira Clark is very interested in. “It’s cathartic and alluring for me to delve into feminine madness because, of course, that character is inside me somewhere all of the time and to give her permission to surface in my art is powerful,” comments Clark.
Love will be released May 27th and is up for pre-order now through Flenser.
Love - out 5/27/16 - Track Listing:
1. My Fear
2. Black Hole
5. Sacs of Teeth
6. Bereft Body