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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.   Dying Breed
  5.   Horsefly
  6.   Days of Rum
  7.   So Long Ago and Far Away
  8.   Was It a Dream
  9.   Wedding
  10.   The Sun Always Reminds Me of You
  11.   Mexican Summer
  12.   The Kindness of Strangers
  13.   Undertaker
  14.   Firecrackers
  15.   Loner
  16.   Box of Cedar
  17.   Wind Up Doll
  18.   Hay Tantos Muertos
  19.   Sleeping in the Afternoon
  20.   Solitude
  21.   Nothing Feels the Same
  22.   Shadow Show Diane
  23.   All the Colours of the Dark
  24.   Katie I Know
  25.   Divers of the Dust
  26.   Pitseleh
  27.   Desire
  28.   Dead City Emily
  29.   1923
  30.   In a Little Town
  31.   The Wrecking Ball Company
  32.   Puppet Master
  33.   Mr. John Lee Revisited
  34.   In a Magazine
  35.   In Your Lair, Bear
  36.   Baby, I Will Leave You in the Morning
  37.   Alabaster Queen
  38.   The Whole Is Wide
  39.   Thinking of You
  40.   Bird on Your Grave
  41.   Famous Blue Raincoat
  42.   Horses and Their Kin
  43.   Old Love Haunts Me in the Morning
  44.   Lily, Henry, And the Willow Trees
  45.   Stallions
  46.   Pick Me Up Before I Die
  47.   Annabelle Lee
  48.   Waking
  49.   Carnival
  50.   Diamond Heart
  51.   Dissolve
  52.   The Little Famous Song
  53.   The Rose City
  54.   Mary Come Alive
  55.   Under an Old Umbrella
  56.   Anyone Else
  57.   Feathers
  58.   Ghosts & Lovers
  59.   River of Dirt
  60.   Your Heart Is a Twisted Vine
  61.   Daisy, Where Did You Go?
  62.   To a Road, Love
  63.   Drive
  64.   Strangers
  65.   Silvia
  66.   Leave the Light On
  67.   My Little Lark
  68.   Skyscraper
  69.   Damsels in the Dark
  70.   Heart Paper Lover
  71.   Mr. John Lee (Velveteen Rose)
  72.   Love Again, There Is a Fire
  73.   Little King
  74.   Brittle, Crushed & Torn
  75.   Give Me Your Gun
  76.   Constantine
  77.   Calico
  78.   Janie in Love
  79.   In the Time of the Lorry Low
  80.   Holiday In
  81.   Christine
  82.   Mistress
  83.   Leather Made Shoes
  84.   Apostle
  85.   Mayflower May
  86.   High on the Road
  87.   Yellow Lights
  88.   My Love and I
  89.   The Best You Ever Had
  90.   Hungry is the Ghost
  91.   Rachel
  92.   I've Got Your Name
  93.   Fifty Five Falls
  94.   I Don't Want to Know
  95.   Tristessa's Song
  96.   Virginia
  97.   Bird Song
  98.   Rosary
  99.   Nothing in My Heart
  100.   I Remember the Touch of Your Hands

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