Marissa Nadler has announced the release of her eighth album, For My Crimes, out 28th September via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Sacred Bones in the US.
Nadler co-produced For My Crimes with Lawrence Rothman and Justin Raisen at Rothman’s Laurel Canyon studio, House of Lux. Between Rothman’s fluidity with both gender and genre (as heard on his 2017 album The Book of Law), and Raisen’s track record of successful collaborations with strong women (Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, Charli XCX), Nadler felt empowered to explore without judgement in the studio. With the exception of saxophonist Dana Colley (Morphine), every player on the album is a woman of notable pedigree and distinct style, many of whom have played with Nadler over the years. Cameos include vocals from Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten and Kristin Kontrol, Patty Schemel (Hole, Juliette and the Licks) on drums, Mary Lattimore on harp, and the great experimental multi-instrumentalist Janel Leppin on strings.
Adding to the album’s deeply personal feeling is its abstracted artwork, featuring Nadler’s original oil paintings. Though Nadler is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a semi-retired art teacher (she has one student left—a 95-year-old named Doris), For My Crimes marks the first album cover bearing one of her paintings. She also channelled the album’s themes into paintings corresponding to specific tracks, which will be included as prints in the limited edition version of For My Crimes (and in some cases, for sale as originals on Nadler’s website).
Listen to the first single and the album’s title track “For My Crimes” below:
For My Crimes artwork & tracklist:
1. For My Crimes
2. I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore
3. Are You Really Going to Move to the South?
4. Lover Release Me
5. Blue Vapor
7. All Out of Catastrophes
8. Dream Dream Big in the Sky
9. You’re Only Harmless When You Sleep
10. Flame Thrower
11. Said Goodbye to That Car
Marissa Nadler Tour:
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
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)