11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After hearing her stunningly gorgeous fifth studio album, you might wonder if Kemado Records regrets dropping Marissa Nadler following 2009’s Little Hells. From the opening fairytale folk of “In Your Lair, Bear” to the dreamy lullaby closer “Daisy, Where Did You Go?,” these songs are Nadler’s most seasoned recordings to date. The album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, produced by Brian McTear, and released on Nadler’s own Box of Cedar imprint. Even when the songs feature bass, percussion, vibes, and synthesizers, a feeling of sparse beauty pervades. With Nadler's voice at the forefront, songs like the wintry “Alabaster Queen” and the autumnally rootsy “The Sun Always Reminds Me of You” recall some of the more sublime moments from Hope Sandoval’s 2001 solo album, Bavarian Fruit Bread. But the standout song “Baby I Will Leave You in the Morning” elevates Nadler into the next level of her musical growth. Her gossamer vocals hover over the band with a ghostly presence while adding to the overall chemistry.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After hearing her stunningly gorgeous fifth studio album, you might wonder if Kemado Records regrets dropping Marissa Nadler following 2009’s Little Hells. From the opening fairytale folk of “In Your Lair, Bear” to the dreamy lullaby closer “Daisy, Where Did You Go?,” these songs are Nadler’s most seasoned recordings to date. The album was funded by a Kickstarter campaign, produced by Brian McTear, and released on Nadler’s own Box of Cedar imprint. Even when the songs feature bass, percussion, vibes, and synthesizers, a feeling of sparse beauty pervades. With Nadler's voice at the forefront, songs like the wintry “Alabaster Queen” and the autumnally rootsy “The Sun Always Reminds Me of You” recall some of the more sublime moments from Hope Sandoval’s 2001 solo album, Bavarian Fruit Bread. But the standout song “Baby I Will Leave You in the Morning” elevates Nadler into the next level of her musical growth. Her gossamer vocals hover over the band with a ghostly presence while adding to the overall chemistry.

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