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
3.  Womb
5.  Sacs of Teeth
7.  Light
MUSCLE & MARROW - ON TOUR w/ Marissa Nadler and Wrekmeister Harmonies
July 5  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
July 6  Boise, ID @ Neurolux
July 8  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
July 9  Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
July 10  Omaha, NE @ Reverb
July 11  Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
July 12  Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
July 13  Detroit, MI @ El Club
July 14  Toronto, ON @ The Drake
July 15  Montreal, QC @ La Salla Rossa
July 16  Hudson, NY @ Half Moon
July 19  Boston, MA @ Great Scott
July 20  Providence, RI @ Aurora
July 21  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
July 22  Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
July 24  Washington, DC @ DC9
July 25  Raleigh, NC @ Cats Cradle Back Room
July 26  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
July 27  New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
July 29  Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
July 30  Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
August 1  Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
August 2  San Diego, CA @ Casbah
August 3  Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
August 4  San Francisco CA @ The Chapel
August 5  Big Sur, CA @ Henry Miller Library
August 7  Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
August 8  Seattle, WA @ Barbosa

* top photo by Marilia Maschion

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