Recorded at Seattle’s Avast Studio, the album pairs Nadler for the first time with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room). Dunn matches Nadler’s darkness by creating a multi-colored sonic palette that infuses new dimensions into her songs. Eyvind Kang’s strings, Steve Moore’s synths, and Phil Wandscher’s guitar lines escalate the whole affair to a panoramic level of beautiful, eerie wonder.
July is the kind of release that reminds you why NPR counts Nadler’s songwriting as so “revered among an assortment of tastemakers.” This is a singular achievement for the artist, a record she couldn’t have made earlier in her career because, as every songwriter knows, she didn’t just write these songs: she lived them.
released November 14, 2014
Recorded, Mixed, Produced by Randall Dunn at AVAST! in Seattle, WA
All songs written by Marissa Nadler
Marissa Nadler: vocals, acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar
Steve Moore: piano, synthesizers
Eyvind Kang: string arrangements and performance
Jonas Haskins: bass, synth bass
Phil Wandscher: electric guitar
Randall P. Schowe: drums
Jay Kardong: pedal steel
Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering in Chicago, Illinois
Front and back photo by Derrick Belcham
Layout & design by Marissa Nadler, Ryan Hamilton Walsh & Laura Baird