Marissa Nadler

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: folk singer-songwriter female vocalists freak folk new weird america seen live ethereal dream folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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5 April 1981, Washington, DC, USA. This gothic folk songstress grew up outside Boston in suburban Massachusetts, and found favour with the serious music press in the build up to the release of Songs III: Bird On The Water, her 2007 collaboration with Greg Weeks of the Philadelphian psych-folk outfit Espers. Fittingly the daughter of a clairvoyant, her spectral ballads held a timeless quality that appealed to fans of artists such as Joanna Newsom and Josephine Foster from the so-called American ‘freak-folk’ movement of the early twenty-first century.

On the release of her 2004 debut, Ballads Of Living And Dying, Nadler still had a full-time job as an art teacher in New York, but soon quit this in favour of temporary secretarial posts at Brown University, Rhode Island, subsequently allowing her to spend more time touring Europe. Nadler interwove her musical career with her talent for fine art, and imagery of otherworldliness and...

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