DOWNLOAD: Marissa Nadler - River of Dirt (MP3)
Many describe Nadler's songs as having American Gothic leanings; her stories often take place in an imagined, idealistic time with a cast of characters of her own creation. Yet, in recent years, it has emerged that the characters are less make believe than listeners thought and are based on real people, and their real lives. Her links to American Gothic are reinforced by "Annabelle Lee," the last song on her debut album, Ballads of Living and Dying, which puts the poem of the same title by Edgar Allan Poe to a musical backing. Singing in a haunting mezzo-soprano, the foundation of her songs are her delicate acoustic guitar, often accompanied by a variety of instruments, ranging from organ to theremin to electric guitar. [Wiki]In April, Marissa will go out on the road with The Handsome Family. That tour has her back in NYC to play Highline Ballroon on April 25th. Tickets for that are also on sale.
Marissa Nadler's new album Little Hells is out March 3rd on Kemado. MP3 from the album above. A video for the same song, and all tour dates, below...
Marissa Nadler - River of Dirt - Directed by Joana Linda from Kemado Records on Vimeo.
More of a preview of the new album HERE.
Marissa Nadler - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 15 - Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT *
Feb 21 - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
Feb 27 - Greenpoint Lutheran Church of the Messiah - Brooklyn, NY**
Mar 4 - Joe's Pub - New York, NY
Apr 7 - Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Apr 8 - Cafe du Nord - San Francisco, CA
Apr 10 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
Apr 11 - The Media Club - Vancouver, BC
Apr 12 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Apr 16 - 400 Bar - Minneapolis, MN +
Apr 17 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI+
Apr 18 - Shubas Tavern - Chicago, IL +
Apr 19 - Shubas Tavern - Chicago, IL +
Apr 21 - El Mocambo - Toronto, Ontario +
Apr 22 - Black Sheep Inn - Wakefield, Quebec +
Apr 24 - Lizard Lounge - Cambridge, MA +
Apr 25 - Highline Ballroom - New York, NY +
Apr 26 - IOTA - Arlington, VA +
* - w/ Deer Tick
** MV + EE
+ - w/ the Handsome Family
# - w/ Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter