Marissa Nadler tends toward the moody and ethereal, layered angelic vocals with a dark undercurrent in Allessi Brothers cover. For “Seabird,” off her forthcoming EP The Wrath of the Clouds (a companion piece to last year’s full-length The Path of the Clouds) she ups the energy a bit, turning this soft-rock hit into a swooning indie-pop number.
Sharon Van Etten reportedly hit the studio late last year to begin work on her follow-up to 2014’s impressive Are We There LP. In the meantime, she’s collaborated with artists like Lee Ranaldo, Maggie Rogers, Marissa Nadler, and Michael Cera (yup), in addition to contributing to the Twin Peaks reboot and reissuing her debut album. Now, she’s back with yet another new song to help pass the time, this time a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”.
Filmed as part of BBC’s classical music concert series, BBC Proms, Van Etten was backed on the cover by the Heritage Orchestra for a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The LCD cut is a fitting choice for the series, as this year’s theme is “New York: Sound of a City”.