Live Video: Marissa Nadler

Live Video
06/17/2016
Janice Headley
photo by Matthew B. Thompson (view set)

From heartbreak to the end of the world: that's how DJ Troy Nelson describes the trajectory of albums from singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler. "I think this is album seven or something? I don't know," she says with a smile and a shake of her head. Over the past 16 years, this ethereal singer/songwriter has become known for her lovelorn lyrics sung in her delicate, dramatic voice. With her brand new album Strangers, out now on Sacred Bones, Nadler tackles the world and the characters around her. Recorded again at Seattle’s Avast Studio and produced by Randall Dunn, the music itself takes a more fleshed-out approach ("the record's got some beats!"), but for KEXP, she strips it back down for this hauntingly beautiful exclusive solo performance:

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