The Everly Brothers’ sublime harmonies on “All I Have to Do is Dream” speak of romantic yearning and the solace of your imagination.  On Mirel Wagner’s first single ‘Oak Tree’, the aching minor chord progressions speak of a different kind of dream.  Broken, abandoned and alienated, she repeats “Dream, dream, dream, sweet dreams”, reminding us that our minds aren’t always a comforting place to rest.

The simplicity of her vocal arrangements remind me a lot of Karen Elson’s “The Ghost Who Walks” full-length from Third Man Records, so fans of melancholy folk music should grip this pre-order asap.  You’ll be getting a full album and a 7” (plus all those beautiful Sub Pop stickers) for a measly $15.

She’ll be arriving in your mail boxes mid-August, just in time for your end-of-summer-vacation blues.

Listen to ‘Oak Tree’ below:


The Details

All customers who pre-order the LP version of When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day will receive the limited, “Loser Edition” of the album on white-colored vinyl. In addition, customers who pre-order will also receive the following, while supplies last:

-A bonus 7-inch featuring the unreleased tracks “Love Song” on the the a-side & “Come Away Child” on the b-side.*
-An instant download of the first single, “Oak Tree”.
-Advance access to stream When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day in full, 1 month before street date, from your account.

Price $15

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