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Music, Hear This Marissa Nadler: Show Preview

Marissa Nadler: Show Preview

"I suppose I have always gravitated towards the dark and melancholy, aesthetically speaking, in both music and fine art," painter/singer-songwriter Marissa Nadler said in a 2010 interview, throwing an early front-runner into the Understatement of the Century contest. Boston-based Nadler…
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Music, All Shook Down Marissa Nadler on Funding Records with Kickstarter, Sexism in Music, and Being Shy

Marissa Nadler on Funding Records with Kickstarter, Sexism in Music, and Being Shy

By CHLOE ROTH Massachusetts-based songwriter Marissa Nadler performs this Sunday, Dec. 18, at Cafe Du Nord with local songstress Emily Jane White. We caught up with Nadler while she was working on a mysterious vocal project somewhere in the…
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Music, Hear This Hélène Renaut

Hélène Renaut

Hélène Renaut's simple tenderness evokes fellow Frenchwoman Françoise Hardy; her sparse approach, Marissa Nadler. Complex acoustic guitar parts are trimmed with playful glockenspiel, trombone, and soft percussion. But what's most charming about the Brittany-born, San Francisco–based singer-songwriter is how she…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sweet Marissa

Sweet Marissa

Say "goth" to the average quasi-hipster and he'll know the reference pertains to saturnine, dark-clothed youth with thick black eyeliner who listen almost exclusively to depressing music featuring lots of flanged bass and danceable remixes. Those who didn't sleep through…
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Music, Reviewed Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler

The cover of Marissa Nadler's sophomore disc, The Saga of Mayflower May, resembles a Victorian daguerreotype hanging upon a wall covered in richly patterned floral wallpaper. Way I see it, for this record Nadler has assumed the persona of Mayflower…
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