After her first two releases Nadler is releasing her self-titled album this June and playing shows with greats such as Timber Timbre and Low, her effortless talent is undeniable.
I was lucky enough to catch up with Marissa and she clued me (and now, you!) into her latest album, and on the road must-haves!
Lauren Novik: Let's start with the basics- main musical influences?
Marissa Nadler: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Kate Bush, Throwing Muses, Catherine Ribeiro and the alpes, linda perhacs.. I could go on and on. I'm quite fond of Gillian Welch as well. I'm big into classic rock actually.
LN: You're on tour promoting your self-titled release- what inspired the album?
MN: Life experiences, love, and heartbreak really. This record is really very autobiographical but with shrouds of color.
LN: How would you say your sound has evolved from your previous albums?
MN: I am more direct emotionally and vocally. I'm writing from more of a confessional place now.
LN: Any pre-show vices or rituals?
MN: I like to have a few drinks before I play to get over severe stage fright.
LN: Music's not an easy industry for anyone- any bad jobs you've had while waiting for the so called big break?
MN: I have had an endless amount of odd jobs. I think temping is the worst for me because it usually is so far from utilizing anything that I am good at that it just kills my soul.
LN: What's up next for you for the rest of 2011?
MN: Touring this record and starting to write some more.
LN: We’ll be waiting, anxiously!
LN: Must have on tour accessory?
LN: Weirdest thing a fan has ever said/emailed to you?
MN: I thought you would be more ethereal in person”
Get ready to stay tuned to this emerging young artists and all you L.A. kids (lucky!) can catch her set with Timber Timbre at the Bootleg Theater! I’ll have my station tuned in to “baby I will leave you in the morning,” and pretend I’m there too- the eight hour time difference allows for such awesome occurrences to happen!