Boston dream-folk artist, Marissa Nadler takes off independently with the release of her fifth full-length album and the first to be released on her very own label Box of Cedar Records. Produced by Brian McTear, the self-titled LP is set for a June 14th release. Marissa proclaims, 'It's the most honest, natural record I've ever written."
Making music for nearly a decade and creating art for a lifetime her ethereal songwriting remains rich with imagery and beautiful textures. "I'm no longer hiding," She admits. "The mystery still exists in the music as an aesthetic tool, but the songs cut harder because of the vocal mix, with more varied colors than my other records."
Before moving out on her own label, Marissa released her last two critically-acclaimed efforts, Songs III: Bird on the Water (2007) and Little Hells (2009) with Kemado Records. The former led to two nominations for the 2008 PLUG awards for "best female artist of the year" and "best Americana record of the year."
Her influential songwriting was also responsible for the name of up-start Brooklyn-based vinyl label, Mexican Summer which put out her third release on vinyl, Songs III: Bird on the Water, as well as albums for Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, and Little Girls
Marissa Nadler Tracklisting:
1. In Your Lair, Bear
2. Alabaster Queen
3. The Sun Always Reminds Me Of You
4. Mr. John Lee Revisited
5. Baby, I Will Leave You In The Morning
6. Puppet Master
7. Wind Up Doll
9. Little King
10. In A Magazine
11. Daisy, Where Did You Go?
FACES ON FILM
Faces On Film is the project of songwriter Mike Fiore. Showcasing both the epic and the intimate on The Troubles, its first official LP, guitars drone and pianos alternate between plucking out fun and eerie melodies, all while Fiore makes veiled references to unspoken crimes, abandoned plans, and dysfunctional families, with his rich and enigmatic lyrics.
With a sound this multifaceted, it's not surprising that Faces On Film has collaborated with a rotating cast of musicians from its Boston-area home, including members of bands like Hallelujah the Hills and Mr. Sister, in addition to consistently featuring Dave Hinckley on guitar.
Though Fiore wrote some of the songs on The Troubles as long as four years ago, the recording process was brief -- predominantly recorded in a former piano factory in less than one week.
The Boston Globe's James Reed named The Troubles one of his top albums of 2008, saying it "sounds like a private affair straight from the heart."
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