Boston based songwriter Melissa Nadler just released Strangers (via Sacred Bones and Bella Union) and is hitting the road in support of the new record. We’re excited to offer ticket giveaways for all 28 shows this summer!

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For more than 12 years, Marissa Nadler has perfected her own take on the exquisitely sculpted gothic American songform. On her seventh full-length, Strangers, she has shed any self-imposed restrictions her earlier albums adhered to, stepped through a looking glass, and created a truly monumental work.

In the two years since 2014’s elegiac, autobiographical July, Nadler has reconciled the heartbreak so often a catalyst for her songwriting. Turning her writing to more universal themes, Nadler dives deep into a surreal, apocalyptic dreamscape. Her lyrics touch upon the loneliness and despair of the characters that inhabit them. These muses are primal, fractured, disillusioned, delicate, and alone. They are the unified voice of this record, the titular “strangers.”

Once again partnered with July producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Black Mountain) Nadler has created a new album equal in sonic quality to the apocalyptic lyrical tone that covers its 44 minutes. In places her voice and guitar play off subsonic synths, while elsewhere, as in “Katie I Know,” a pulsing drumbeat launches the song off into an intense, confrontational place. “Janie in Love” is another full-band highlight, marrying the album’s most allegorically primal lyrics to the melodic hooks that makes Nadler one of the best songwriters working today. (content: http://www.windishagency.com/artists/marissa_nadler)

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July 5 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir

July 6 – Boise, ID – Neurolux 

July 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court 

July 9 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge  

July 10 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge 

July 11 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry 

July 12 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle 

July 13 – Detroit, MI – El Club

July 14 – Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel 

July 15 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa  

July 16 – Hudson, NY – The Half Moon 

July 19 – Boston, MA – Great Scott 

July 20 – Providence, RI – Aurora

July 21 – NYC – Bowery Ballroom  

July 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s  

July 24 – Washington, D.C. – DC9

July 25 – Raleigh, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room  

July 26 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL 

July 27 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa  

July 29 – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder  

July 30 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves 

August 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

August 2 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

August 3 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo

August 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel 

August 5 – Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library 

August 7 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt 

August 8 – Seattle, WA – Barbosa