For My Crimes. “You said I live for tragedy, so I threw the keys at your head.” She surrounds herself with a simpatico lineup of women musicians and guest stars, including Sharon Van Etten (singing backing vocals on the delicately austere “I Can’t Listen to Gene Clark Anymore”), harpist Mary Lattimore (“Are You Really Gonna Move to the South?”) and Angel Olsen (the title track).
Marissa Nadler lives in hushed, desolate spaces that are lit up only by the soft glow of her curiously distinctive vocals. Her dreamily intoned ballads are anointed with an atmosphere of mystery and enchantment that is more hypnotic than typical folk music. Despite her restrained delivery and thoughtful lyrics, the Boston singer-guitarist is no self-effacing pushover. “We’re all out of catastrophes,” Nadler purrs coolly on her archly titled new album,