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Marissa Nadler announces new album, For My Crimes, shares title track featuring Angel Olsen: Stream

The gothic songwriter returns with her 8th LP, which features guest spots from Sharon Van Etten and Kristin Kontrol

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Marissa Nadler, photo by Ebru Yildiz

    Marissa Nadler has announced a new album, For My Crimes, the songwriter’s first studio LP since 2016’s Strangers. It follows a prolific several years for Nadler, who also released an EP, Bury Your Name, and slots opening for metal titans like Ghost and Pallbearer.

    For My Crimes features a slew of impressive collaborators, with vocal contributions from Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, and Kristin Kontrol. Other contributors include Morphine’s Dana Colley on sax, Hole’s Patty Schemel on drums, Mary Lattimore on harp, and Janel Leppin on strings. It was co-produced by Nadler with songwriter Lawrence Rothman and Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, Charli XCX) at Rothman’s Laurel Canyon studio, House of Lux.

    Accompanying the announcement is the album’s title track, which sets Nadler’s gothic, doomstruck storytelling against the spare, sepia-toned quality of her melancholic guitar work, a tapestry of sighing strings, and the ghostly backing vocals of Olsen. In it, Nadler sings from the perspective of someone on death row: “I’ve done terrible things/ Cold and careless lies/ You can watch behind the glass as I/ Pass through serpentine.” Listen to it below.

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    For My Crimes arrives on September 28th via Sacred Bones and Bella Union. Soon after its release, Nadler will play a handful of US dates with The Decemberists in addition to some solo European shows. Check out the dates, as well as the album’s tracklist and artwork, which, for the first time, features one of Nadler’s paintings, below.

    For My Crimes Artwork:

    for my crimes artwork marissa nadler

    For My Crimes Tracklist:
    01. For My Crimes
    02. I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore
    03. Are You Really Going to Move to the South?
    04. Lover Release Me
    05. Blue Vapor
    06. Interlocking
    07. All Out of Catastrophes
    08. Dream Dream Big in the Sky
    09. You’re Only Harmless When You Sleep
    10. Flame Thrower
    11. Said Goodbye to That Car

    Marissa Nadler 2018 Tour Dates:
    10/04 – North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA *
    10/05 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre *
    10/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre *
    10/23 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Autumn Falls)
    10/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
    10/25 – Paris, FR @ Point FMR
    10/26 – Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
    10/27 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
    10/29 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
    10/30 – London, UK @ St Mattias Church (Dalston)

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    * = w/ The Decemberists

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