Thursday, January 30 2014
Catch an early glimpse at some of February's standout releases, including new albums from St. Vincent, Neneh Cherry, and the Notwist.
Thursday, January 9 2014
As the record release schedule wakes up from its year-end hibernation, so too does "Listening Ahead" to cover a strong slate of eagerly anticipated early 2014 albums.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
She's been called "dream folk", and at one point even "Narco-folk", but Marissa Nadler simply continues doing what she's doing best: crafting the arc-based, personality-driven songs that have become her trademark, and also talks to PopMatters about that eternal debate of Joni Mitchell vs. Riot Grrrl, of course.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
With the long arm of the internet putting any and all music at our fingertips, it should make for a glut of bands getting their due attention. But what really happens is so many great acts get hidden in plain view.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
Nadler's first album for new label Sacred Bones is also her best. July is an assured, confident artistic statement from someone who we'll be talking about for years to come.
Wednesday, May 30 2012
If past albums were about getting knocked down, this one focuses more on the getting up, the pressing on. The narrators feel stronger here and, as a result, so does Nadler's voice.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
On her new album, the mix between tradition and personality has shifted, and Nadler comes shining through on this wonderful, often deceptively uplifting record.
Sunday, May 3 2009
Little Hells finds Nadler branching out from her voice-and-guitar formula, and while the effort is wholly commendable, the results are rather more mixed.
Sunday, November 4 2007
When Nadler uses the talent of backing band Espers, Songs III shines. Unfortunately, she doesn't use them nearly enough.
Friday, September 10 2010
Transcending the stereotype of the morose singer-songwriter, Sharon Van Etten proved more personable than her melancholic songs let on.
Thursday, February 12 2009
Marissa Nadler's "River of Dirt" is a haunting, melancholy tune from her upcoming Kemado release Little Hells (March 3). The video for the song was directed