So far this year a lot of my most anticipated records have lived up to my expectations or have even exceeded them completely. When I heard about Marriages
late last year, my interest was peaked since the band contained three members of Red Sparowes
. Being that it was a new venture for the musicians, no one really knew what to expect - instrumental? post-rock? twang? As Kitsune
plays through, it's a well blended mix of shoegaze and brute force. As heavy as the record flows, it's Emma Ruth Rundle's melodic voice that truly carries everything together. "Ten Tiny Fingers" is heavy enough for Russian Circles and Silversun Pickups, but carries like the best Warpaint song in its overall wash....