|Before July EP|
Marissa Nadler — Before July EP
Ξ↑Ξ US singer/songwriter with a haunting acoustic style.
Born: April 5, 1981 in Washington D.C.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Album release: 2014
Record Label: Scared Bones
1. Pitseleh 5:10
2. Dead City Emily (Demo) 5:52
3. 1923 (Demo) 4:47
4. Leave the Light On (Demo) 3:12
5. The Rose City (Demo) 4:47
℗ 2014 Sacred Bones Records
ΞΞ Back in February, Marissa Nadler released her great album July. Now, Nadler is releasing Before July, a collection of demos and unreleased songs from the July sessions. The digital–only release is out via Sacred Bones.
ΞΞ Before July includes demos for two unreleased tracks, “Leave The Light On” and “The Rose City”. The latter provided the lyrical inspiration for July album tracks “Drive” and “Holiday In”, according to a press release.
ΞΞ The EP also includes Nadler’s cover of Elliott Smith’s “Pitseleh”, which she initially performed at a Brooklyn tribute show for the late songwriter last year. Marissa Nadler has been performing since 2000, releasing a number of well–received studio albums, and most recently, July on Sacred Bones Records in early 2014. She taught herself to play guitar as a teenager, and at the age of 15 began to write her first songs. Her musical style has been described as “dream folk”, featuring her haunting mezzo–soprano over the steady foundation of her acoustic guitar. Lyrically, her music has a strong narrative aspect, featuring introspective and American Gothic themes complimented by reverb-laden instrumentation and production.
Artist Biography by James Christopher Monger
ΞΞ American singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler blends the traditions of folk, Americana, and dream pop into a musical atmosphere all her own. Raised in a small town in Massachusetts, Nadler took to painting first, a passion she continues to indulge, but a love for music drove her to become a proficient guitarist and songwriter. Nadler's compositions sound otherworldly, even timeless. She has released five full–length albums, including Ballads of Living and Dying (2004, Eclipse), The Saga of Mayflower May (2005, Eclipse), Songs III: Bird on the Water (2007, Peacefrog, Kemado), Little Hells (2009, Kemado), and Marissa Nadler (2011, Box of Cedar Records). She has garnered worldwide acclaim for her songwriting and performing. In 2010, she threw fans a curve ball by appearing as the vocal choir on Portal of Sorrow, the eighth and final album from California's Xasthur, Malefic's (aka Scott Conner) one–man black metal band. Unfortunately for her, the year also signaled temporary misfortune: she was dropped by Kemado/Mexican Summer (Mexican Summer is a vinyl imprint named for a Nadler song). Undaunted, she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her next recording. In the early spring of 2011, Nadler released "Baby I Will Leave You in the Morning," the first single and video from her fan–funded, self–titled album that was released in June on her own label, Box of Cedar Records. Nadler released a follow–up to her critically lauded eponymous album, entitled The Sister, in the spring of 2012. Signing with Sacred Bones (distributed by Bella Union), Nadler released the album July in February of 2014.
|Before July EP|