Dreamy folkie or doom-metal goth? Party girl or paralyzed wallflower? Yes, yes, formerly and forever, says Massachusetts singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler. Debuting in 2003 with the self-released Ballads Of Living And Dying (a macabre, wintry decree by a 23-year-old ice queen, rife with literary allusions and unambiguous in title only), Nadler found herself eight years later back on her own, her crystalline hymns slightly thawed on 2011’s Marissa Nadler (the first release on her Box Of Cedar imprint) and her skin greatly thickened from a brief courtship (and briefer contractual release) by Kemado Records and offshoot Mexican Summer. Nadler’s sixth album, The Sister, is due May 29 on Box Of Cedar, and she will also be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all this week. Read our brand new Q&A with her.
Nadler: From 1969 to 1971, Johnny Cash had some of the most legendary musicians of the 20th century on his television show, including Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, Neil Young, Merle Haggard and Tammy Wynette. Lucky for us, we can watch these now at any time.
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