Marissa Nadler will be returning with her eighth studio album For My Crimes on September 20th, released through Sacred Bones and Bella Union. For the album Nadler worked with Lawrence Rothman and Justin Raisen at Rothman’s Laurel Canyon studio, House of Lux, which sounds like the ideal location for Nadler's desert-dry stories of woe. On For My Crimes Nadler enlisted a bunch of exciting collaborators, almost all women, including vocals from Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten and Kristin Kontrol, Mary Lattimore on harp, and Janel Leppin on strings.

Nadler has shared the opening title track from the album, 'For My Crimes', which immediately sets the mood for the album. It's based on the idea of being on death row, waiting for that call down the hall for your end. Nadler opens up a wide and cold existence with her studious guitars and confessional lyricism. The scene has its hew deepened by luxuriously morbid washes of strings, both soothing and wining. Nadler's voice is as rich with suggestion as ever, admitting that she's "done terrible things/ cold and carless lies," but the pitch-black romance of her voice suggests these could just as easily be crimes of the heart as they could be violent physical attacks. Either way, Nadler is begging us "please don't remember me for my crimes," with the haunting echo of Angel Olsen in the background, and we can imagine her being dragged along that long, disinfected hallway to her untimely end.

Nadler's For My Crimes is available for pre-order here. She'll be heading to Europe in October; catch her at these dates:

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