Marissa Nadler is a singular artist and her Sacred Bones debut July is a stunning achievement, a crown jewel of modern folk, as exquisitely beautiful as it is haunting. We are thrilled to repress the record on silver vinyl in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
July has garnered praise from critics and listeners alike and continues to cast its spell, inviting new listeners to embark on a journey through its dreamlike corridors. The album's ethereal quality and haunting melodies have drawn comparisons to the works of music luminaries like Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Nick Drake. Nadler's voice, a transcendent instrument in itself, guides the listener through tales of love, loss, and life’s ephemeral nature.
Recorded at Seattle's Avast Studio, the album pairs Nadler for the first time with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Wolves in the Throne Room). Dunn matches Nadler's darkness by creating a multi-colored sonic palette that infuses new dimensions into her songs. Eyvind Kang's strings, Steve Moore's synths, and Phil Wandscher's guitar lines escalate the whole affair to a panoramic level of beautiful, eerie wonder.