"As a vocalist Nadler is considerably less idiosyncratic than such peers as Joanna Newsom or Josephine Foster, and here her dusky, lived-in soprano settles diffusely between contemporaries like Hope Sandoval and Chan Marshall, and 60s-era folkies like Vashti Bunyan or Mimi Farina"
I have a new obsession (musically speaking, of course) and her name is Marissa Nadler. Her voice is at once both achingly beautiful, and eerily haunting. I honestly purchased her album, The Saga of Mayflower May, after only hearing this one track:
Marissa Nadler Old Love Haunts Me in the Morning mp3
Also highly recommended is her rendition of this traditional folk classic. Gave me goosebumps:
Marissa Nadler Glory Glory Hallelujah mp3
Marissa Nadler is playing SXSW, and will release her new album in Spring 2006. Peruse her audio page for more downloads. All highly recommended.
check out Matt's post on a band I'm becoming quite fond of, Sing Sing. Apparently, Matt and I have been on similar wavelengths lately. This song is pretty much perfect pop:
Sing Sing Come, Sing Me a Song mp3
Palms Out Sounds has the Diplo remix of the YYY's new single, "Gold Lion". Very cool...this track should be added instantly to any party mix you're assembling.(via Dreams of Horses)
Finally, in less than one year of existence, gorilla vs. bear saw its 1,000,000th page view over the weekend, which far exceeds any expectations I had starting out. This was originally intended only as a way to share music with my friends, so thanks to everyone who stops by to read.