Marissa Nadler | Was It a Dream

Marissa Nadler is streaming a gorgeous new track, “Was It a Dream”, from off her upcoming release, “July”,  out on February 4th via Sacred Bones and Feb. 10th through Bella Union. The song finds Nadler adding a bluesy slow-burning electric guitar to match her pretty drawn-out singing. I’m not sure how much one artist takes…

Marissa Nadler | The Sister

You can hear a stream of Marissa Nadler’s latest record, “The Sister”, at soundcloud. At first listen, this eight-song album may sound stripped down, the essentials cut to a folk starkness, filled with guitar strums, dexterous guitar-picking, lithely pretty vocals, background vocal harmonies, and warm backing instruments. But in another way, the arrangements feel baroque…

MARISSA NADLER | My Drug Buddy (Cover)

Marissa Nadler sent out an album of covers to fans who contributed, via Kickstarter, to the release of her most recent record. The songs are a wonderful mix of  genres, from Radiohead’s “No Surprises” and John Lennon’s “Jealous Guy” to “Townes Van Zandt’s “Colorado Girl” and Xiu Xiu’s “Clowne Town”. But the absolute diamond of…

CLOUD SEEDING | Singles w/ Marissa Nadler

Cloud Seeding is a music project formed by Brooklyn-based guitarist Kevin Serra. The project will combine the vocal talent of a musician he admires and his musical abilities. The first collaboration begins with a Their Bated Breath favorite, singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler. The pair combine for two psychedelic and drifting songs, “Ink Jar” and “Unquestioning”. The…

MARISSA NADLER | Baby, I Will Leave …

In the interest of full disclosure, I put a few dollars into this new Marissa Nadler project, along with over 390 other people. Nadler put together a very cool Kickstarter campaign in November of last year and raised enough money (over $17,000) to create a new record, due to be released this spring. So yes,…

DEEP RESONANCE | Sharon Van Etten

By David D. Robbins Jr. • Their Bated Breath Artist: Sharon Van Etten • Album: “Epic” Sharon Van Etten’s voice can silence a room. It’s loaded with so many natural intangibles. She has a clear-lined timbre, fragile as thread. Her emotive ebbs enchant with gentility, like the glacial beauty of poured honey. The last track,…

PERFUMED AIR | Marissa Nadler

GHOST IN THE ROOM: ‘Haunting’ is an often over-used descriptive reviewers like to use when writing about low-key, lush music. But in the case of Marissa Nadler’s new track, “Daisy, Where Did You Go?”, it’s certainly apropos. There’s a unique duality to Nadler’s music. She is blessed with a voice both earth-rich and heavenly. Her…