When will y'all realize that Marissa Nadler is the nu-gothique schnizzle?

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In a review I was reduced to describing her "Songs III: Bird on the Water: as "a fuller-voiced Hope Sandoval as Victorian brothel chanteuse reborn in the 70s as apprentice to doomed art-song folkie Judee Sill" but that leaves out the Deitrich aspects and scary Victorian sex/death/fairytale-animals lyrics thing.

Which, I firmly believe, isn't done nearly enough these days and never this well.

i, grey, Sunday, 15 April 2007 07:00 (fourteen years ago) link

that sounds terrible. like "opening for dresden dolls after the free goth-clown facepainting" terrible.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Sunday, 15 April 2007 10:18 (fourteen years ago) link

I dunno, certainly got my attention!

Soukesian, Sunday, 15 April 2007 13:50 (fourteen years ago) link

Quite a voice. If you can't get enough of those Victorian sex/death/fairytale-animals lyrics, Rasputina or Puerto Muerto may help.

Soukesian, Sunday, 15 April 2007 14:42 (fourteen years ago) link

Marissa who?

forksclovetofu, Sunday, 15 April 2007 18:08 (fourteen years ago) link

there's only enough room in this world, etc.

wanko ergo sum, Sunday, 15 April 2007 20:07 (fourteen years ago) link

What happened to Veronica Lipgloss and the Evil Eyes? They was the nu-goth schinizzle.

bendy, Sunday, 15 April 2007 20:24 (fourteen years ago) link

That's all true about her sound, I'm still waiting for the songs to grab me. Actually, at this point they're all sounding the same.

Rich Smörgasbord, Sunday, 15 April 2007 20:38 (fourteen years ago) link

"Diamond Heart" and "Leather made Shoes" are actually pop songs in gloomy disguise.

She's not goth in the Hot Topic sense; she's not 'ethereal' because there's something authentically morbid in her eros thing, whatever she's doing isn't a pose.

i, grey, Sunday, 15 April 2007 23:10 (fourteen years ago) link

She's good. That said, and though I understand why she felt cheesed, I'm still a bit miffed that she was annoyed I had to skip her Terrastock 6 set (answer: because I was making goddamn sure I was front and center for Ghost).

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 15 April 2007 23:20 (fourteen years ago) link

i like Ballads of Living and Dying, but all her songs DO sound the same, especially on the second LP... definitely a case (for me) where one album is plenty.

resolved, Sunday, 15 April 2007 23:25 (fourteen years ago) link

I just know from the new CD and her pop-ness melody-wise and the Espers' guy's electro-noodling negate sameness.

i, grey, Sunday, 15 April 2007 23:34 (fourteen years ago) link

There's even one song that's in a major key!

Saying all her stuff sounds alike feels akin to saying all of Low's early stuff sounds alike. Well, duh--it's a voice and a fingerpicked guitar, so the sonics are limited, but the melodies, emotions and intents are vastly different--at least, and again, on the new CD.

i, grey, Sunday, 15 April 2007 23:36 (fourteen years ago) link

her first record is fucking great and i was trying to tell you all so in 2004. i didn't like the second one as much, and i haven't heard the new one. Ballads of Living & Dying, though, is the fucking jam.

ian, Monday, 16 April 2007 00:38 (fourteen years ago) link

nine months pass...

she's great!

omar little, Friday, 8 February 2008 20:16 (thirteen years ago) link

her first record is fucking great and i was trying to tell you all so in 2004. i didn't like the second one as much, and i haven't heard the new one. Ballads of Living & Dying, though, is the fucking jam.

-- ian, Monday, April 16, 2007 12:38 AM (9 months ago) Bookmark Link

^^ still true.

ian, Friday, 8 February 2008 20:43 (thirteen years ago) link

I’ve seen her walking around twice since I moved here … she’s smokin’!

Mr. Goodman, Friday, 8 February 2008 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

She’s also a musician of the highest caliber and a terrific songwriter.

Mr. Goodman, Friday, 8 February 2008 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

i got the third one. it's alright. if you can't find your mazzy star cds.

GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ, Saturday, 9 February 2008 03:44 (thirteen years ago) link

i picked that one up but i am not sure i've even listened to it yet. i'm worried, since her 2nd one disappointed me so much.

ian, Monday, 11 February 2008 04:17 (thirteen years ago) link

two years pass...

Feb. 2010:

I just finished up recording vocals for a full length Xasthur record. The LP will be released on Hydra Head records. More information coming soon on this exciting collaboration. I am currently working on a new full length record, with some touring coming up as well. A collaboration with James Blackshaw is also in the works.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 4 March 2010 20:11 (eleven years ago) link

Hope they're calling the Xasthur thing Nu Gothic Schnizzle

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 4 March 2010 20:12 (eleven years ago) link

She's so fabulous. <3

Turangalila, Thursday, 4 March 2010 20:53 (eleven years ago) link

A collaboration with James Blackshaw is also in the works.

!

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Thursday, 4 March 2010 21:58 (eleven years ago) link

Nu Takoma Schnizzle

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 4 March 2010 22:01 (eleven years ago) link

...but yeah, could be awesomes.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Thursday, 4 March 2010 22:03 (eleven years ago) link

seven months pass...

she's funding her next album through Kickstarter!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marissanadler/help-marissa-nadler-record-her-new-album-0

markers, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 02:25 (ten years ago) link

...

bear, bear, bear, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 10:42 (ten years ago) link

!!!

markers, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:35 (ten years ago) link

have any other already sorta established artists done this before?

markers, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:35 (ten years ago) link

bitch get your own source of income wtf.

marc iv, Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:06 (ten years ago) link

yeah, why not get your money from a shaky indie record label instead of directly from your fans

mr. mandelbrot flythrough vertigo, esq. (Edward III), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:28 (ten years ago) link

have any other already sorta established artists done this before?

not the exact same model, but similar to how gira financed the new swans record

mr. mandelbrot flythrough vertigo, esq. (Edward III), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:29 (ten years ago) link

this is actually a great solution to the leak/download dilemma

you want a new album? money up front

mr. mandelbrot flythrough vertigo, esq. (Edward III), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:33 (ten years ago) link

that said, I've never been a big fan of nadler, her material's a little too mannered, but maybe I've just heard the wrong things? when it comes to gothy freakfolk I'm more likely to reach for larkin grimm.

mr. mandelbrot flythrough vertigo, esq. (Edward III), Tuesday, 26 October 2010 16:37 (ten years ago) link

six months pass...

new self-titled is not nu-gothique schnizzle but rules nonetheless. very quiet music showcasing some of the loveliest singing i've ever heard

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:04 (ten years ago) link

is this out now? self-released, right?

akm, Thursday, 19 May 2011 15:14 (ten years ago) link

don't think it's coming out till next month. got to hear it though through devious channels. this on vinyl would be divine. she sings like julianna barwick but with discernible lyrics and mellow folky melodies. my word

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 19 May 2011 15:17 (ten years ago) link

all of her albums are very nice.

akm, Thursday, 19 May 2011 15:29 (ten years ago) link

the only other one i've heard is bird on the water which yeah is awesome

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:56 (ten years ago) link

Great news! Little Hells is one of my favourite albums of the past few years.

Fear Moldova and the Nation of Leaners (seandalai), Thursday, 19 May 2011 17:25 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

New album out! Not much of a progression in terms of sound, but I could listen to MN's voice forever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLdYuLaHA1g

recordbreaking transfer to Lucknow FC (seandalai), Monday, 25 June 2012 14:46 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

I'm still excited about an upcoming Marissa Nadler album:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_KVavjkdTs

a man with legs made of sausages - that's not real! (seandalai), Thursday, 23 January 2014 01:21 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

The new album is great!

christmas candy bar (al leong), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:00 (seven years ago) link

eight months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAWsD3KEmSc

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 27 November 2014 10:14 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

new album Strangers out May 20th

new song 'Janie in Love'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBzjxg960s8

moans and feedback (Dinsdale), Thursday, 25 February 2016 13:09 (five years ago) link

I've decided I love every second Marissa Nadler album

conditional random jepsen (seandalai), Sunday, 28 February 2016 02:36 (five years ago) link

the last two were both pretty great imo, and the new song sounds real good.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 28 February 2016 04:52 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

New album is gorgeous. Enjoyed your review btw Ned!

Ross, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 05:17 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Marissa Nadler's new album was totally slept on.

Ross, Tuesday, 6 September 2016 04:24 (four years ago) link

Yeah, she's cursed by consistency of late. She was really good live w/ Werckmeister Harmonies opening, too.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Tuesday, 6 September 2016 04:30 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Quite the guestlist on this one. The title track is lovely but I hope she branches out a little more on this one.

Simon H., Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:36 (two years ago) link

I don't know anything about Marissa Nadler, but this is one of my favorite thread titles ever.

(V) (°,,,,°) (V) (Austin), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 15:10 (two years ago) link

Simon still otm above

mind how you go (Ross), Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:17 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

So anyone heard this one??? killer guestlist

montoya (Ross), Saturday, 6 October 2018 16:44 (two years ago) link

Dum Dum Girls' Kristin Kontrol, Mary Lattimore, Janel Leppin, Angel Olsen, and Sharon Van Etten.

montoya (Ross), Saturday, 6 October 2018 16:44 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

i uh really love the new record with stephen brodsky

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 26 April 2019 16:38 (two years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdU3UCEj0aQ

for one there's this outstanding gnr cover

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 26 April 2019 16:39 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I'll admit that I went into it expecting something quite different based on the title and Brodsky being present, so it took me the first half to realign with what they were doing, but I did come around about when "Estranged" came on.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 23 May 2019 14:15 (two years ago) link

six months pass...

they issued covers of "In the Air Tonight" and "More Than Words" today; I'd have been happy to have these on the record tbh

Simon H., Friday, 6 December 2019 16:35 (one year ago) link

Provide a link, m'friend!

https://marissanadler.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-air-tonight-more-than-words

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 December 2019 17:06 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Nadler’s mailing list has announced that the collaboration between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky, which produced the album Droneflower is now actually known as Droneflower, and Emily Lee has been added a member in order to create those two new songs. This all makes it sound like it is a proper band now, not just a one-off collaboration between Nadler and Brodsky. Strange then that the link posted by Ned still speaks of the Nadler and Brodsky "duo".

Melomane, Friday, 17 January 2020 18:25 (one year ago) link

Maybe just needs to update the URL or something.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 January 2020 18:31 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Covers album! Dylan, Simon + Garfunkel, Santo+Johnny, Metallica,...

https://marissanadler.bandcamp.com/album/instead-of-dreaming

in a bar, under the (seandalai), Monday, 7 June 2021 00:18 (two weeks ago) link

It's a good 'un -- pulls together some standalones on Bandcamp earlier. Her various covers collections have all been wonderful.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 7 June 2021 01:18 (two weeks ago) link


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