The mood of "Alabaster Queen" is light and wispy, so Marissa Nadler's enchanting waltz through a forest for that song's video seems oh so appropriate.
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