New Release & Video: Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor

With her much–anticipated new album For My Crimes due out 28th September, Marissa Nadler has shared Blue Vapor, the second single to be taken from the album.

Blue Vapor has an intoxicating raw energy luring you in, somewhere between Springsteen and a grunge band playing MTV Unplugged back in the day. It feels at once tight and improvisational, balancing on little more than Nadler’s steady strumming and vulnerable harmonies with Kristin Kontrol (of Dum Dum Girls), until the heavy, purposeful style of Hole drummer Patty Schemel conjures chaos in the second half

Watch the mesmerising video directed by Thomas McMahan, below…

On the video, Nadler comments: “Thomas McMahan beautifully articulates the intangible sense of depersonalization depicted in the song. He makes some heads explode and incinerates everything in sight. He does so beautifully and seamlessly and leaves Blue Vapor a gorgeous monochromatic world to exist in. Taking an abstract approach, he utilizes various experimental and mixed media animation techniques, merging the mood and imagery of the song with hallucinatory visuals that make me go ‘wow’ like I wanted to. His videos for Autolux and Drab Majesty, among many others, really stand apart for me in their uniqueness and artfulness. I hope to make more videos with Thomas because he has an amazing ability to transform the mundane into the supernatural”

Nadler will be playing a handful of US shows with the Decemberists in early October followed by the below European headline shows later in the month…

23th October – BRUSSELS – Botanique
24th October – AMSTERDAM – Bitterzoet
25th October – PARIS – Point FMR
26th October – BERLIN – Musik & Frieden
27th October – COPENHAGEN – Loppen
29th October – MANCHESTER – Gullivers
30th October – LONDON – St Mattias Church (Dalston)