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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.

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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.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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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.

Erin Lyndal Martin
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20 Questions: Carter Tanton

He's been in a ton of noteworthy bands (Tulsa, the Lower Dens), has toured with Marissa Nadler, and now invites her to sing on his freewheeling, eclectic sleeper of a solo album, Freeclouds. In short, get ready: Carter Tanton is going to be a force to be reckoned with ...

Evan Sawdey
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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.

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Snowblink: Long Live

Having made their mark in San Francisco and risen to indie-pop stardom in the Toronto scene, Snowblink is poised with Long Live to make new fans in every town in between.

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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.

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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.

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Marissa Nadler - "River of Dirt" (MP3/video)

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Various Artists: Peace (for mom)

A unique memorial for a mother -- 34 tracks from Stars of the Lid, Jessica Bailiff, A Place to Bury Strangers, Sandro Perri, Antony and the Johnsons, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Fridge, Nudge, Matmos, Ida, Sybarite, and many others.

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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.

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