Marissa Nadler has announced a 4-date UK tour in April 2014 following the release of her new album ‘July’ via Bella Union which sees its UK release in February 2014 (apologies for the three months in one sentence…).
Nadler lays the listener – and herself – on the line with ‘July’, her sixth full-length album in nearly a decade. Recorded at Seattle’s Avast Studio, the album pairs Nadler for the first time with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room). Dunn matches Nadler’s darkness by creating a multi-coloured sonic palette that infuses new dimensions into her songs. Eyvand Kang’s strings, Steve Moore’s synths and Phil Wandscher’s guitar lines escalate the whole affair to a panoramic level of beautiful, eerie wonder. The results are astonishing and occasionally reminiscent of David Lynch (who is, appropriately enough, among her label mates on Sacred Bones).
Her voice, too, is something to behold here, at once clarion but heavy with the kind of tear-stained emotion you hear on scratchy old country records by the likes of Tammy Wynette and Sammi Smith. Long gone are the days when Nadler summoned images of 1960s folk singers who got lost in the woods. She is a cosmic force on “July,” shooting these songs to euphoric highs and heartbreaking lows. Listen to the first single ‘Dead City Emily’ below
4. We Are Coming Back
5. Dead City Emily
6. Was It A Dream
7. I’ve Got Your Name
9. Anyone Else
10. Holiday in
11. Nothing In My Heart
UK Tour Dates
Sunday 20 April – BRISTOL – The Cube
Monday 21 April – HALIFAX – Square Chapel
Tuesday 22 April – BRIGHTON – Komedia
Wednesday 23 April – LONDON – Café Oto