It's been over a decade since we first fell in love with the music of Marissa Nadler -- sometime around the moment I first heard her flawless "Diamond Heart", which remains one of my favorite songs of all time -- and I distinctly remember the thrill of discovery every time she'd upload one of her exquisite and still underrated cover songs on myspace. So it goes without saying that we're very honored to have her take the reigns of the site on this, the release date of her gorgeous and haunting seventh album Strangers. Stick around throughout the day as Marissa shares some of her favorite music and art, starting with this post on the new Black Mountain record:
"Boys Life" is the beautiful lead single from Small Black's new record, and it conjures all of the hazy, bittersweet nostalgia of uncovering a lost, faded photo of someone you love. Best Blues is out October 16 on Jagjaguwar; they'll play Dallas the next night...
Small Black returns with a pristine and sincerely romantic new single/duet, featuring a lovely vocal assist from Beverly's Miss Frankie Rose. The yearning, swaying slow-dance "Lines of Latitude", which would have worked beautifully over the closing credits in any '80s flick that also featured "In Your Eyes", is taken from the group's forthcoming Real People 12" EP, out April 1 on Jagjaguwar: