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River Beats Premiere: Tranche Is Bringing Grunge to NOLA With Debut Album [Listen]

Contrary to popular outside belief, there’s more than big brass in the Big Easy. Our latest local release comes from the four-piece known as Tranche.

Tranche is the brainchild of vocalist Laura Fisher and guitarist Jeremy Marx. They best describe themselves as “experimental dreamscape grunge.” Their thick, fuzzed out guitars meet emotive, intricate melodies. It’s Deftones meets Radiohead with a dash of Evanescence.

Fisher trained as a classical composer, vocalist, pianist, poet, and producer. She’s performed everywhere from D.I.Y. venues in Portland to the Birmingham Museum of Art. Marx, who was born and raised in New Orleans, studied jazz at NOCCA before touring across the world with his music.

Fisher provides the ethereal yet powerful vocals, while the band fills in space around her with a heavy sound. The group includes Marx on guitar, Jonathan Arceneaux on drums and Devin Kerrigan on bass.

Origin is changing

The group’s debut, Origin is Changing comes out with Bubble Bath Records. A local, independent record label, Bubble Bath works to empower creative freedom. With little altercation of the artist’s intentions, the label hopes to be home for music lovers with a “diverse musical palate.”

Tranche’s debut album contains both of the group’s pre-released singles: “Wishing on Water” and “Wayside.”

They’ve circled through a few neighborhood bars around the city, with past performances at the Hi-Ho Lounge, Santos and Banks Street Bar. An album debut show is loosely planned for next month, with a mini-tour featuring Teach Me Equals and Joey Sprinkles following in December.

Listen to Origin Is Changing below!

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