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Marissa Nadler

American singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler blends traditional folk, Gothic Americana, and dreamy pop into an original musical framework. Raised in a small town in Massachusetts, Nadler took to painting first, a passion she continues to indulge, but the love of music drove her to become a proficient guitarist and songwriter. Nadler's compositions sound otherworldly, even timeless. Her first two albums, Ballads of Living and Dying (2004, Eclipse) and The Saga of Mayflower May (2005, Eclipse) were largely acoustic affairs that featured her mezzo-soprano voice and guitar accompanied by banjo, bells, and penny whistle. On Songs III: Bird on the Water (2007, Peacefrog, Kemado), synthesizers were used for the first time, as were strings and harp. With 2009's Little Hells, the songwriter began opening up her sound to include percussion, pianos, Wurlitzer, and standard rock instrumentation. She toured almost constantly and garnered global acclaim for her recordings and performing. In 2010, she threw fans a curve by appearing as the vocal chorus on Portal of Sorrow, from one-man black metal band Xasthur. Surprisingly, she was dropped by Kemado/Mexican Summer. Undaunted, she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign and raised the funding for her next recording. In the early spring of 2011, Nadler released "Baby I Will Leave You in the Morning," the first single and video from the fan-funded, self-titled album; it was released in June on her Box of Cedar Records. Nadler issued a follow-up to her critically lauded eponymous album, The Sister, in the spring of 2012. Its arrangements dovetailed with those of its predecessor. Signing with Sacred Bones (distributed by Bella Union), Nadler released the album July in February of 2014, marking her first collaboration with engineer/producer Randall Dunn. The album featured studio appearances from Eyvind Kang, Phil Wandscher, and others. In 2016, she and Dunn collaborated again on Strangers. Here, Nadler stepped out from writing mostly autobiographical songs and penned more character-driven narratives. The set's first single, "Janie I Know," was issued in February. The album appeared in May. ~ James Christopher Monger
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  1.   Song
  2.   We Are Coming Back
  3.   Little Hells
  4.   Puppet Master
  5.   Solitude
  6.   Waking
  7.   Dead City Emily
  8.   Stallions
  9.   Sleeping in the Afternoon
  10.   So Long Ago and Far Away
  11.   Old Love Haunts Me in the Morning
  12.   The Kindness of Strangers
  13.   Give Me Your Gun
  14.   The Little Famous Song
  15.   The Rose City
  16.   Yellow Lights
  17.   Damsels in the Dark
  18.   Strangers
  19.   Constantine
  20.   Hungry is the Ghost
  21.   Hay Tantos Muertos
  22.   In a Magazine
  23.   Rachel
  24.   Carnival
  25.   Drive
  26.   Thinking of You
  27.   Was It a Dream
  28.   My Little Lark
  29.   I Remember the Touch of Your Hands
  30.   Diamond Heart
  31.   Christine
  32.   Little King
  33.   Bird on Your Grave
  34.   Mary Come Alive
  35.   Tristessa's Song
  36.   I Don't Want to Know
  37.   Virginia
  38.   Katie I Know
  39.   Heart Paper Lover
  40.   Mr. John Lee Revisited
  41.   To a Road, Love
  42.   Fifty Five Falls
  43.   Horsefly
  44.   Nothing in My Heart
  45.   1923
  46.   River of Dirt
  47.   Lily, Henry, And the Willow Trees
  48.   Firecrackers
  49.   Apostle
  50.   Horses and Their Kin
  51.   Mistress
  52.   Shadow Show Diane
  53.   Ghosts & Lovers
  54.   Divers of the Dust
  55.   Holiday In
  56.   Bird Song
  57.   Nothing Feels the Same
  58.   The Sun Always Reminds Me of You
  59.   In the Time of the Lorry Low
  60.   High on the Road
  61.   Box of Cedar
  62.   Skyscraper
  63.   Daisy, Where Did You Go?
  64.   Pitseleh
  65.   Undertaker
  66.   Famous Blue Raincoat
  67.   The Whole Is Wide
  68.   Mayflower May
  69.   Leather Made Shoes
  70.   Days of Rum
  71.   Wind Up Doll
  72.   Under an Old Umbrella
  73.   Loner
  74.   Dying Breed
  75.   Mr. John Lee (Velveteen Rose)
  76.   Anyone Else
  77.   In Your Lair, Bear
  78.   Janie in Love
  79.   Annabelle Lee
  80.   Brittle, Crushed & Torn
  81.   Baby, I Will Leave You in the Morning
  82.   All the Colours of the Dark
  83.   Desire
  84.   Your Heart Is a Twisted Vine
  85.   Love Again, There Is a Fire
  86.   The Best You Ever Had
  87.   My Love and I
  88.   Dissolve
  89.   Rosary
  90.   Mexican Summer
  91.   Silvia
  92.   In a Little Town
  93.   Feathers
  94.   Pick Me Up Before I Die