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Marissa Nadler Shares New Song “I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore” (Feat. Sharon Van Etten)

For My Crimes Due Out September 28 via Sacred Bones and Bella Union

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Marissa Nadler is releasing a new album, For My Crimes, on September 28 via Sacred Bones and Bella Union. Now she has shared another song from the album, “I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore.” The song features backing vocals from Sharon Van Etten. Listen to it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Nadler had this to say about the song in a press release: “With memories, sensory stimuli can animate the inanimate and forever assign meaning to almost anything. For me, this often happens with songs or musicians that have soundtracked a particular time in my life. One glimmer of certain songs can bring me right back to childhood, for instance. This song is about a more recent memory but the emotional time travel is real nonetheless. I think a lot of people can relate to the sentiment expressed in this song regardless of the specificity of the musical reference. Or at least that is my hope. For me it’s Gene Clark - for others - someone or something else. But, we’ve all been there. I like to turn those feelings into something beautiful as a way to process them and freeze them forever in time and space…. I was over the moon to have Sharon Van Etten add vocals to this song. For me, because this is a fairly universal sentiment, I liked the idea of different voices expressing the same emotion. And to have it be one of my favorite singers and songwriters was a very cathartic experience for which I am truly grateful.”

Previously she shared its title track, which features backing vocals from Angel Olsen, as well as an acoustic video for the song. Then she shared another song from the album, “Blue Vapor,” via a video for the song. “Blue Vapor” featured Kristin Kontrol on backing vocals and drumming from Patty Schemel of Hole and was an honorable mention in our Songs of the Week list.

Nadler co-produced the album with Lawrence Rothman and Justin Raisen at Rothman’s Laurel Canyon studio, House of Lux. Mary Lattimore contributes harp and experimental multi-instrumentalist Janel Leppin is on strings. Nadler purposefully wanted strong female performers to guest on the album, with saxophonist Dana Colley (Morphine) the lone male player.

Nadler is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a semi-retired art teacher (a press release points out that she has one student left, a 95-year-old named Doris). Still, For My Crimes is the first time one of her paintings has graced one of her album’s covers. She also has other paintings inspired by some of the album’s tracks and they will be included as prints in the limited edition version of For My Crimes (and some of the original paintings will also be for sale on Nadler’s website).

Marissa Nadler Tour Dates:

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
Mon. Oct. 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan
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)
Wed. Oct. 24 - Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
Thu. Oct. 25 - Paris, FR @ Point FMR
Fri. Oct. 26 - Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden
Sat. Oct. 27 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
Mon. Oct. 29 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Tue. Oct. 30 - London, UK @ St Mattias Church (Dalston)
Fri. Nov. 30 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Sat. Dec. 1 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G
Mon. Dec. 3 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
Wed. Dec. 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Thu. Dec. 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Fri. Dec. 7 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd

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