Dream-folk songstress Marissa Nadler is one of a growing number of musicians who are moving away from recording contracts and looking, instead, to fans to fund their music. Last year Nadler released the first of two LPs supported entirely by a Kickstarter campaign: an eponymous album that was well-received and brought new levels of complexity to her sound. On May 29 she will release her second fan-funded record, The Sister, which she describes as a companion piece to the first.
Today, giving something back to the fans who funded it, Nadler is streaming a full, early preview of the new album. A first listen reveals that The Sister is full of the sparse yet carfully constructed songs for which the singer is famed. But certain tracks really stand out: the haunting vocal harmonies of “Christine” and the sublime tale of a rock and roll life on “Constantine” are both particular highlights.
The Sister will be available on May 29 via Nadler’s own label Box of Cedar Records. The album can be pre-ordered here and streams below.