Marissa Nadler details ‘intimate’ new album ‘For My Crimes’



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Here’s some phenomenal news for a casual Tuesday in late June: The music of Marissa Nadler is back in the playlists of our lives.


The Boston singer-songwriter has announced her new album, For My Crimes, and it surfaces September 28 through Sacred Bones Records​ in the United States and via Bella Union in Europe​. It’s the follow-up to Nadler’s masterful 2016 LP Strangers.

“The album was produced by Lawrence Rothman, Justin Raisen and myself and recorded at Lawrence’s studio in Laurel Canyon,” Nadler writes. “This record is the most intimate album of my career, featuring warm, up-front vocals that serve to support 11 deeply wrought songs. I played most of the instruments on this album, while Angel Olsen​, Sharon Van Etten​ and Kristin Kontrol​ brought the songs to new melodic heights with their own unique takes on harmony.”

If that’s not enough to win you over, Nadler has more details.


“Cellist Janel Leppin composed transportive string-arrangements, while Mary Lattimore​ added her spectral experimental harp to the mix,” she adds. “Eva Gardner played bass while Dana Colley, the sax player from the band Morphine​, has the honor of being the only male musician on the album. This is the first album that features one of my paintings on the cover, and I hope that you, upon hearing the first song, get enveloped in the wide and expansive landscape of it.”

That first song is the title track, which you can hear below (and here on Spotify). Nadler has also unveiled several fall dates here and abroad, including a few appearances with The Decemberists. She plays Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on October 5.

Featured photo by Ebru Yildiz.