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