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The best new post-rock releases you can buy this month

Album Review

Alex Lynham rounds up the latest post-rock releases from Ruth Rundle, Vasa, All The Best Tapes, worriedaboutsatan, Strobes and Nisennenmodai

The most unexpected and thrilling post-rock record of the last few months has been the new album from Emma Ruth Rundle, Marked For Death (Sargent House); unless it makes her a household name, it’s almost certainly destined to be one of the most underrated releases of the year. It has one of the strongest starts of any record this year, in the form of the spine-tingling singles Marked For Death and Protection, followed by a soaring, ethereal Medusa. Taking her cues from her post-rock pedigree in bands such as Red Sparowes, as well as her main band Marriages, whose last LP Salome was a dark shoegaze masterpiece, Marked For Death is a singer-songwriter album minimal and ostensibly simple, but understatedly progressive and powerfully emotive.

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