Marisa Anderson – “Into The Light” (Stereogum Premiere)

Michelle Laggan | March 10, 2016 - 1:02 pm

The lead single and title track from Marisa Anderson’s forthcoming album, Into The Light, is the kind of song whose soulful sweetness could win over even the most skeptical listener. There’s something universally inviting about the way Anderson’s twangy lap-steel sings out, resonating and stretching indefinitely, while grounded by a steady low-end stream. Acutely poignant and longing, here, the Portland native is able to put as much emotion as an entire orchestra into a piece that features only an assortment of guitars. Listen.

Tour dates:
04/16 Madison, WI @ Arts and Literature Library
04/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Eagles Lodge
04/19 Winona, MN @ Mid-West Music Store
04/20 Iowa City, IO @ The Trumpet Blossom
04/21 Milwaukee, WI @ Acme Records
04/22 Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
04/23 Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
04/24 Ann Arbor, MI @ house show
04/26 Hamilton, ON @ house show
04/27 Toronto, ON @ Ratio
04/28 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
04/29 Portland, ME @ Apohadian Theater
04/30 Hudson, NY @ The Spotty Dog
05/01 Providence, RI @ Machines with Magnets
05/02 Boston, MA @ Deep Thoughts
05/03 New Haven, CT @ Café Nine
05/04 New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos
05/06 Philadelphia, PA @ venue TBD
05/07 Baltimore, MD @ Red Room
05/08 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
05/09 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
05/10 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
05/11 Athens, GA @ Go Bar
05/12 Charleston, SC @ O’Hara & Flynn
05/14 Egypt, KY @ Big Switch Farm
05/15 Charleston, WV @ Kin Ship Goods
05/17 Cincinnati, OH @ The Listing Loon
05/18 Bloomington, IN @ Bishop’s
05/19 Louisville, KY @ Dreamland
05/20 Lexington, KY @ Institute 193
05/21 Nashville, TN @ Little Lights
05/22 Memphis, TN @ Venue TBD
05/25 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia (early show)

Into The Light is out 6/24 via Mississippi Records.