Marissa Nadler brings her gorgeous brand of dream-tinged folk to the UK this October, Getintothis’ Simon Kirk on the whistle-stop tour.
Boston song-smith, Marissa Nadler, is a world builder.
Whether it’s looking absent minded outside at the bare trees with the cold gust licking up against the window pane, or whether it’s going for a winter walk along the foggy river bank in solitude, Nadler’s sonic sculptures are the perfect companion.
Her brooding undercurrents of rich folk sweep you up and take you into her world.
Criminally overlooked throughout the early part of her career, releasing nine albums – not including various covers and Eps – Nadler’s last two albums, July and Strangers have raised her profile considerably, working alongside producer Randall Dunn and striking up a formidable chemistry behind the wall of glass. July, for me, is her greatest feat yet.
Now, Nadler returns with For My Crimes. Admittedly, I haven’t listened to the album’s first two singles, the title track and ‘Blue Vapor’. In fairness, I never do, feeling an album should be indulged holistically, not in bits and pieces.
These days, most aren’t prepared to wait. Call me old fashioned, but patience often offers the best reward. The albums Marissa Nadler creates and the ambiance that she captures so often deserves the utmost attention of its listeners.
Following on from the release of For My Crimes, which graces record store shelves on September 28 courtesy of the Bella Union/Sacred Bones labels, respectively, Marissa Nadler will be playing two UK dates in October.
One in London and one at Gullivers in Manchester on Monday October 29. Suffice to say, it’s one not to be missed.
Full UK tour dates:
October 29: Gullivers, Manchester
October 30: St Matthias Church, London