by Andrew Sacher

photo by Aki Roukala
Mirel Wagner

Finland's Mirel Wagner released When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day, the followup to her 2011 debut, earlier this year via Sub Pop (her first for the label). It's an album of bare haunting folk that achieves a lot of power with just her voice and softly strummed guitar. If you've yet to hear it, check it out on Spotify or RDIO. Video for "Oak Tree" and a stream of another album cut below.

Mirel will be making her way to North America later this month for her first shows since the release of the new album. She hits NYC for a free in-store at Rough Trade on December 1 (7 PM start, no wristband required) and also plays Rockwood Music Hall on December 2 which is a Communion Club Night. More info on that TBA.

All dates are listed, with the video/streams, below...


Mirel Wagner - "Oak Tree" (official video)

Mirel Wagner - "The Dirt"

Mirel Wagner -- 2014 Tour Dates
Sat, Nov 15 Crossing Border Festival (The Hague), Den Haag, Netherlands
Thu, Nov 20 Fremont Abbey, Seattle, WA
Fri, Nov 21 Bunk Bar, Portland, OR
Sun, Nov 23 Brick & Mortar Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Mon, Nov 24 Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA
Wed, Nov 26 Old Town School, Chicago, IL (Szold Hall)
Fri, Nov 28 Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
Sat, Nov 29 La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada
Mon, Dec 1 Rough Trade N.Y.C, Brooklyn, NY
Tue, Dec 2 Rockwood Music Hall , New York, NY
Thu, Dec 4 The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD
Fri, Dec 5 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA (In the Side Chapel)
Sat, Dec 6 David Friend Recital Hall at Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA
Thu, Dec 11 Le Krakatoa, Bordeaux, France (Winter Camp Festival @ Krakatoa)
Fri, Dec 12 La Maroquinerie, Paris, France (Winter Camp Festival)

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