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Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle Collaborate On New Album, Stream First Single “Ancestral Recall”


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Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle have announced the coming October 30th release of their  collaborative new album titled “May Our Chambers Be Full“. Sacred Bones will be releasing the album, with the first single, “Ancestral Recall“, available below. Speaking of the collaboration and this first single, Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs commented:

“It’s an easy marriage of our styles that was truly enhanced by everyone’s input during the arrangement process. 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 realized how important that trait is; this record is all about exploring territory we wouldn’t usually explore with our own records.”

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Rundle added:

Andy originally wrote the riffs and I believe I referred to it as the ‘Guitar Hero’ jam — 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.”

The pairing will arrive as part of Sacred Bones‘ ‘Alliance Series’ of releases and can be pre-ordered here.

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