A holiday gift from Marissa Nadler came in the form of a few bundled and attached mp3's, each from a recent recording session with Daniel Nicholas Daskivich at his studio in Somerville, MA. The songs, while still rough, are only demos, however, a boding sense of finality graces the tunes, which sit gracefully alongside classics from Nadler's ever growing, and always wondrous, oeuvre. A noted standout is Marissa's cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Poncho & Lefty," which I believe she has performed live a few times. Hopefully all this demoing means the fifth Marissa Nadler studio album isn't too far off.
Marissa Nadler- Poncho & Lefty (Townes Van Zandt cover)
Marissa Nadler- Amber (demo)