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Thursday, January 30 2014

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for February 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

Listening Ahead: Anticipated Releases for Early 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

Alabaster Queen: An Interview with Marissa Nadler

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

The Top 10 Overlooked Albums of 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.


Reviews

Wednesday, February 19 2014

Marissa Nadler: July

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

Marissa Nadler: The Sister

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

Marissa Nadler: Marissa Nadler

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

Marissa Nadler: Little Hells

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

Marissa Nadler: Songs III: Bird on the Water

When Nadler uses the talent of backing band Espers, Songs III shines. Unfortunately, she doesn't use them nearly enough.


Blogs

Friday, September 10 2010

Sharon Van Etten and Marissa Nadler: 8 September 2010 - Washington D.C.

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 - "River of Dirt" (MP3/video)

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


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