Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pre-order "Some Heavy Ocean" on iTunes up now

Below is the link for the album pre-order on iTunes, which includes an instant download of the tracks "Run Forever" and "Arms I Know So Well". it’s $7.99


Emma Ruth Rundle “Some Heavy Ocean”  iTunes pre-order -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"LOVERS" series of 3

"sweetness" detail
In an attempt to expolre the connections between two people who exchange roles and moments together as lovers, I have created 3 larger works.
Each depicts a moment in the relationship- kiss, sweetness and consolation. I expanded my use of watercolor onto raw canvas and oils. I used little pigment in areas and using solvent to let the colors bleed out like a wash into the untreated canvas. When at times this did not produce the desired result, I took the tube of oil straight to the canvas like you would a pencil or marker and layed down heavier strokes and outlines.
"Sweetness" depicts a man taking a woman's hand to his lips in comfort and appreciation.
"kiss" is just what it looks like, an expression of love.
"Consolation" only the so many extra arms of love can bear the burden of our suffering.
These works are my no means flawless as they were done with an emotive intention vs. a technical precision.
Of my work, these are some of the largest available.
From a series of 3, this piece is on stretched raw canvas using oils and pencil.
It measures 24"x48"


"Kiss" detail


"Consolation" detail

Monday, March 31, 2014

PRE ORDER "Some Heavy Ocean" and other merch

To pre-order this album on cd or vinyl, or to purchase other merch, please visit:

Special limited edition clear blue vinyl and limited edition shirts designed by the artist, JawCooper (, will ONLY be available via pre-order on HelloMerch


releases 20 May 2014

Pitchfork premiers new song, "Arms I Know So Well," off of my forthcoming album "Some Heavy Ocean"

to read the review and listen to the song, visit PITCHFORK

Monday, December 9, 2013

Some Mid-Sized Pieces- watercolors

Watercolor on watercolor paper.
Piece measures 18" x 24"
matted and framed
frame measures 22 1/2" x 28 1/2"

"JULIAN" detail
"JULIAN" detail 

"CLIFF" detail

"CLIFF" detail

"CLIFF" detail


"LILY OXEN" detail
"LILY OXEN" detail
"LILY OXEN" detail

Monday, October 7, 2013

"Go Away..." Framed Prints, limited edition of 10 -

10 framed prints of "Go Away.."
frame measures 9'' x 11'' while mat opening is 6.5'' x 4.75''

numbered and signed,

Original is still available  ($100)


Pieces are shipped USPS, with tracking. Billing will take place after shipping is calculated based on your location.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Marriages Maliciously Burglarized and Displaced

we were robbed and I lost most of my valuables including gear, family items and artwork.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

raising funds- selling L.A. RECORD issue containing NOCTUNRES flexi disc of "LOVE" single

I have about 15 copies of this- Its LA RECORD vol 6 no. 2 fall/winter of 2011. The issue also contains a long interview/feature on the Nocturnes...

I teamed up with Pirates Press and LA RECORD to get 500 special issues containing rare flexi disc out into circulation.

Im selling the ones I have.

These are rare and will never be made again. $15 includes shipping- United States only please

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"the book of selfish inquiry" - what it is.

"This book contains several of the pen and ink illustrations created between 2003-2004 that accompanied a text which was initially titled "The Hypocrite's Manifesto."
The text itself was written in one sitting during a drug withdrawal.
The psychological backdrop that set the stage for this work is complicated, as I was young and living alone with my grandmother who was to dying at the time.
I was affected by the city and its mechanisms. The cycles of money earned and spent by the masses of people operating just outside. The promise of better things to come was a horrific fable.
I was especially angered by the excess of billboards. I felt visually assaulted whenever outside and came to gravely resent the world around me. Its visage was so frail and insignificant, failing completely to acknowledge the city as it truly was, the people who inhabited it and the condition of suffering I saw everywhere in the average person. "IT," worthless, false and so meaningless when held up against the life that was slowly moving from Ruth's body. Nothing in the public sphere was in place to reflect us.
The face of the world was a lying one....and still is.
The text, now lost, and images herein gave way to a larger project my sister and I dubbed "The Leviathan Movement."
Many of the illustrations were blown up, turned into silkscreens and posters printed by hand onto large sheets of architectural paper we would collect from a nearby dumpster.
In the nighttime, Sarah Ray and I would mask our faces and plaster OUR propaganda over the city. This was our ritual. This was our effort to offer the common citizen a different message. We hoped to ask questions as well as to upset.
The image "Smile" was the most prolifically distributed of the images.
The time that followed the peak of our work as a team led to death of my most cherished person, Granny, to whom I owe all that had been good in my life and to the departure of my sister who went on to pursue higher education elsewhere. I was left in a state of fracture and set the work of the Leviathan Movement aside and was not able to leave our home for some time.
This book hopes to archive some of what is left from that year."


only 5 copies have been printed and will be available on this upcoming tour with Deafheaven

Friday, February 22, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New series under way

I've returned to oil paints but am trying to approach the process as I would watercolor by using raw canvas and stains. Trying to keep the images simple. Im only listening to Stars of the Lid.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shrinky dink postcards

Marriages is going on tour

Bosnian Rainbows & Marriages Tour 2013
Feb 15, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Feb 16, 2013 - Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
Feb 17, 2013 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Feb 18, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Feb 19, 2013 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Feb 20, 2013 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Feb 22, 2013 - Montréal, QC @ Cabaret du Mile-end
Feb 23, 2013 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club (Early Show)
Feb 24, 2013 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
Feb 25, 2013 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Feb 26, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Feb 27, 2013 - Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Feb 28, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe

Saturday, November 17, 2012