New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Emma Ruth Rundle

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Emma Ruth Rundle - What's In My Bag? Amoeba Hollywood

It was a pleasure having doom folk / alternative rock musician ;Emma Ruth Rundle visit Amoeba Hollywood to share some of her favorite albums in our latest What's In My Bag? episode. Her eclectic taste was evident as she spoke about the transcendent songwriting of doom metal band YOB, the timelessness of Emmylou Harris's Wrecking Ball, the guitar tones on Smashing Pumpkins's Siamese Dream, the The Ghost in the Shell soundtrack and lots more. 

Born in LA and based out of Louisville, KY, Emma Ruth Rundle is a singer-songwriter, guitar player, and visual artist. She is known for her solo work as well as for her role in Red Sparowes, Marriages, and Nocturnes. Rundle released her first EP with Nocturnes, Wellington, in 2008. A Year of Spring followed in 2009. The following year, she joined Red Sparowes for their third LP, The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer. 2011 saw the release of Nocturnes' Aokigahara and her first solo work, Electric Guitar: One. 

Emma Ruth Rundle On Dark HorsesIn 2012, Rundle introduced her new band Marriages with the Kitsune EP. Under the name Headless Prince of Zolpidem, she self-released the Somnabulent LP (2013) prior to the release of her official solo debut full-length, Some Heavy Ocean (2014). Next came the Marriages LP Salome. Rundle has worked steadily, recording a string of solo releases, including Marked for Death (2016), a split EP with Jaye Jayle called The Time Between Us (2017), and her most recent album, On Dark Horses (2018). 

Rundle kicked off her episode with Thom Yorke's soundtrack to the remake of the Italian horror classic Suspiria. "I was a huge fan of the original Argento (film) and the Goblin soundtrack, so I was intrigued," she told us. Rundle also picked up Our Raw Heart, the latest album from Oregon doom metal band YOB, proclaiming it to be her favorite record of the year. "While it maybe falls into the doom metal category, the themes musically and lyrially are very uplifting," she explained. We can attest to the power and beauty of the band. If you haven't checked out our Green Room Session with YOB, do yourself a favor and settle in for a 3-song, 35 minute set of awesomeness.

One of Rundle's old favorites was Emmylou Harris' 1995 album, Wrecking Ball, which she considers a must have album. Noting the production by Daniel Lanois, she described how the album "has this nostalgic sound, like this world of longing, and romance, that's understated, but reinforced by all the textural things I think (he's) adding to it." 

Watch the full episode below to see what else was in Emma Ruth Rundle's eclectic bag.

Emma Ruth Rundle - What's In My Bag?
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