Marching Church – “Coming Down” (Stereogum Premiere)

Iceage frontman Elias Bender-Rønnenfelt is prepping his latest release with Marching Church, his former solo project that’s now a full-fledged band. A limited-edition 12″ called Coming Down: Sessions In April is coming in February — the April in the title refers to the recording session last spring. The B-side is a 21-minute free jazz piece derived from a two-hour improv session featuring Kristian Emdal and Anton Rothstein of Lower, Frederikke Hoffmeier a.k.a. Puce Mary, Cæcilie Trier a.k.a. CTM, Bo Høyer Hansen, and Nils Gröndahl. The A-side, “Coming Down,” is as bleak and brooding as we’ve come to expect from Bender-Rønnenfelt, and you can hear it below.

Marching Church have some European tour dates coming up:
02/17 Amsterdam, NL @ OCCII
02/18 Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos
02/19 Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
02/20 Brighton, UK @ The Hope
02/21 Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
02/22 London, UK @ Birthdays
02/23 Utrecht, NL @ ACU
02/24 Paris, FR @ Olympic Cafe
02/26 Gijon, ES @ Sweet 01
02/27 Porto, PT @ Maus Habitos
02/28 Lisbon, PT @ ZDB
02/29 Madrid, ES @ Bolte Live
03/01 Barcelona, ES @ Freedonia
03/02 Lyon, FR @ Le Sonic
03/03 Yverdon-Les-Bains, CH @ Amaigame
03/04 Esslingen, DE @ Komma
03/05 Berlin, DE @ Urban Spree

Coming Down: Sessions In April is out 2/19 on Sacred Bones, 1,000 copies total. Pre-order it here.