Friday, September 21, 2018

Marissa Nadler - "I Can't Listen to Gene Clark Anymore"

Photo by Cara Robbins
Boston's Marissa Nadler is back with a new, very 90's reminiscent single. "I Can't Listen to Gene Clark Anymore" reminds me of the more ethereal side of the Lilith Fair. It's filled with very quiet, dreamlike instrumentation over soft, lush vocals. The song is about how certain musicians can be so connected to certain points in your life that you can't listen to them any longer without being transported to that time period. For Nadler it's Gene Clark. The song is filled with beauty, and not always the happy kind. Plus, Nadler brings in Sharon Van Etten in for backing vocals, giving the song an even more compelling depth. It's a beautiful song full of minimal orchestration, if such a thing is even possible.

You can listen to "I Can't Listen to Gene Clark Anymore" below. For My Crimes, the new album from Marissa Nadler, will be out September 28 on Sacred Bones and Bella Union. You can pre-order a copy via Bandcamp. For more on Marissa Nadler, check out her website. Her current tour dates are below the song, including dates with The Decemberists and Mercury Rev!

Thu. Oct. 4 - North Adams, MA @ MASS MoCA (w/ The Decemberists)
Fri. Oct. 5 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (w/ The Decemberists)
Mon. Oct. 8 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theatre (w/ The Decemberists)
Sun. Oct. 14 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah (w/ Johanna Warren)
Mon. Oct. 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan (w/ Johanna Warren)
Tue. Oct. 16 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel (w/ Mercury Rev)
Wed. Oct. 18 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios (w/ Mercury Rev)
Thu. Oct. 19 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern (w/ Mercury Rev)
Tue. Oct. 23 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Autumn Falls) (w/ Lawrence Rothman)
Wed. Oct. 24 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet (w/ Lawrence Rothman)
Thu. Oct. 25 - Paris, FR @ Point FMR (w/ Lawrence Rothman)
Fri. Oct. 26 - Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden (w/ Lawrence Rothman)
Sat. Oct. 27 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen (w/ Lawrence Rothman)
Mon. Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers (w/ Lawrence Rothman)
Tue. Oct. 30 - London, UK @ St Mattias Church (Dalston) (w/ Lawrence Rothman)
Fri. Nov. 30 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Sat. Dec. 1 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
Mon. Dec. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s (w/ Johanna Warren)
Wed. Dec. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (w/ Johanna Warren)
Thu. Dec. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ Johanna Warren)
Fri. Dec. 7 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd (w/ Johanna Warren)

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