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Marissa Nadler – “Baby, I Will Leave You In The Morning” from Alec K. Redfearn on Vimeo.

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Marissa Nadler has a sound that is a little hard to nail down. Her music is commonly referred to as ‘Dream-Folk’, but it often feels less like a dream and more like the morning after a drunken cry. Her music is generally soft and introspective as subtle acoustic melodies are washed over by layers of warm sound and Marissa’s beautifully expressive voice. This is a sound that Marissa has been perfecting since the release of her debut album in 2004, Ballads of Living and Dying. The album title itself should leave little doubt that Marissa doesn’t often sing about summer days and sunshine. Her last album, Little Hells, was released more than two years ago, but it appears that the wait is almost over.

Marissa Nadler’s self-titled fifth album will be released on June 14 through Box of Cedar Records. In preparation for the album’s release, Marissa has posted the video for the first single, “Baby, I Will Leave You in the Morning.” The video stars Marissa Nadler (apparently only the second video for her music that she has ever actually appeared in) singing in an old theatre that can only be described as haunting. The video continues its eerie trip as it fades from one peculiar location to the next while Marissa continues to sing in her flowing white dress. The song itself only enhances the eeriness of the video with the unsettling squeal that follows most of the song. It is a dark, moody piece that places Marissa’s touching vocals front and center over a bed of synth and subtle drum beat.

If this song is any indication of Marissa Nadler’s upcoming album then it is going to be another cathartic experience full of morose atmospheres, chilling melodies and Marissa’s stunning voice.

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Marissa Nadler Track Listing:

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
8.Wedding
9. Little King
10. In A Magazine
11. Daisy, Where Did You Go?

Produced by Marissa herself and Guy Benoit, the video for “Baby, I Will Leave You In The Morning,” was shot at The Grand Manor in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Marissa depicts a lonely character singing to herself in various empty rooms of an antique manor. As the sadness and longing consume her, she fades into psychedelic fever dreams losing grip of reality. The clip shows the character walking around the abandoned house in a white wedding dress, overcome by nostalgia. All that remains are old player pianos, mannequins, costumes, and memories of her forsaken love.





Willie
05.13.11
Excellent song. Excellent Video. Beautiful Woman.

DiceMan
05.13.11
Ballads of Living and Dying was pretty great, this should be worth checking out.

Willie
05.13.11
You're missing three other albums from her that are also worth checking out.

DoubtGin
05.13.11
and also that Mountain Home album

StreetlightRock
05.13.11
Fucking love Marissa Nadler

Willie
05.13.11
I know there are a lot of reviewers that like her. I was surprised when I went through her albums last night and there wasn't a single review.

BallsToTheWall
05.13.11
amazing artist, great video. Stoked for the new album. but i just wish she contributed more to that xasthur album with actual singing.

Willie
05.13.11
I'm definitely looking forward to the new album. I didn't even know she had anything coming out until I got the e-mail with the video.

someguest
05.13.11
Guys watch out, it's the Nadler!

Deviant.
05.14.11
Marissa is awesome

Lucid
05.14.11
I liked her last album a lot but I'm indifferent to this song.

klap
05.14.11
hi i'm willie and i like female singer songwriters

Willie
05.14.11
I can't help it. It's an addiction that I can't kick.

Spare
05.15.11
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