Happy Release Day Marissa Nadler

Marissa Nadler today releases her new EP, The Wrath of the Clouds on Bella Union and Sacred Bones. Fresh off of her acclaimed 2021 full-length LP, The Path of the Clouds, the EP features two covers and three previously unreleased tracks written during the Path sessions. To Nadler, rediscovering The Wrath of the Clouds’ songs felt “like uncovering lost gems that I had forgotten about,” and the result is a beautiful release as rich and essential as its predecessor.

The three original tracks on The Wrath of the Clouds all swim in similar waters as Nadler’s last release, but expand on her sonic and conceptual expertise. The intoxicating “Guns on the Sundeck” is a stunning epic written from the point of view of the eerie Queen Mary ship. “All the Eclipses” sees the return of Amber Webber of Black Mountains as a featured guest, as she and Nadler lull listeners under their waltzing spell. In “Some Secret Existence,” Nadler layers her voice atop sparse and tasteful guitar work, illustrating her ability to build a dense and beautiful world with not much more than her harmonies. The Wrath of the Clouds closes with two covers that emphasize Nadler’s ability to make any song her own. “Once I had finished the album, these two covers were on the top of my list,” says Nadler. “These were a really nice capping off to the season of this writing.

“Virtuoso songs… Exquisitely wrought tales of mystery and imagination.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“A lyrical treasure trove… Nadler’s usually sparse, gothic folk style is emboldened by well-chosen collaborators from Simon Raymonde to Emma Ruth Rundle.” Uncut – 8/10

“The sense of an artist rising to her sky-scraping potential rings out clearly.” Record Collector – 4 stars ****

“Evocative and atmospheric… This lush self-produced record uses the murder ballad form to tell real and imagined tales of lust, death and revenge.” WIRE

“A fascinating album… as strong a set of songs as Nadler has confected.” Metro – 4 stars ****

“Singular and haunting… An album to lose yourself in, and Nadler’s finest so far.” Rock’n’Reel – 4 stars ****

“Highly atmospheric and conceptually intelligent, The Path of the Clouds is a worthy addition to Nadler’s impressively consistent catalogue.” Loud & Quiet

“The best album of her career… An artist at the peak of her powers.” Louder Than War