bird on the water
She has a voice that, in mythological times, could have lured men to their deaths at sea, an intoxicating soprano drenched in gauzy reverb that hits bell-clear heights, lingers, and tapers off like rings of smoke...
--The Boston Globe
Seems like I've been talking about Marissa Nadler quite a bit lately, and with good reason. Her upcoming album Songs III: Bird on the Water, due out February 12 on Peacefrog, evokes the same feelings I had the first time I heard Milk-Eyed Mender or Just Another Diamond Day. This isn't to say that it belongs in the same class as those albums, or is sonically similar to them; it's just one of those things that makes your heart ache. Her voice is strikingly sad and haunting, and her new album (produced by Greg Weeks of Espers) features a more layered sound. "Dying Breed" is what people are talking about when they call Nadler's songs "ghost ballads."
Marissa Nadler Dying Breed mp3
Don't forget about this show tonight at Club Dada, Dallas. It'll be a good one:
The Early Tapes Let Me Go mp3
Teenage Symphony Our Sad Prayer mp3
The Dimes listen at their myspace page here