We are ecstatic to announce our reissue of Red Coats, the sophomore solo album from Caithlin De Marrais, of quintessential emo trio Rainer Maria. Originally released on Brooklyn imprint End Up Records, it appears now for the first time on vinyl.
It’s not quite post-rock… is “post-emo” a thing? However you slice it, the New Yorker called Red Coats “a beguiling collection of fuzzy-hearted songs good for any time of the night.” It’s a reissue perfectly timed to our era, which more than ever seeks magical beguilement.
The album’s charms are plaintive and engrossing, sung in Caithlin’s unmistakable New Engl-ish, and elevated by her canny, deeply harmonic bass guitar playing. Co-produced by Steve Salett (The Poison Tree) and Josh Kaufman (Muzz, Bonny Light Horseman), Red Coats is a creature of fable—it slithers and purrs, moving softly beyond the edges of our awareness.
In its original issue, the Red Coats song order differed from what Caithlin intended. Our reissue presents the album for the first time in its visionary intended sequence, inviting us to a journey long-awaited.