Marnie Stern plays Hare & Hounds tonight

Marnie Stern

There’s little doubt that Marnie Stern lives up to her reputation as “the lady who shreds,” but for Marnie, shredding is not enough. After putting out three critically-acclaimed albums, Marnie could have gotten away with putting out another album filled with her richly layered sound, singular frenetic finger tapping and almost philosophical lyrics. However, as anyone who has given her last few albums a good listen can tell, Marnie is not one to stand still. Instead she attacks her musical evolution with full frontal bravado, reveling in musical risk instead of relaxing in the comforts of the known. For Marnie, musical possibility drives her ambition.

New album, The Chronicles of Marnia, released via Kill Rock Stars on 19th March 2013, finds Marnie not only working with a new drummer (Oneida’s Kid Millions), but also passionately subtracting from her normally dense song structures to craft a sound that is both familiar and wholly original.

The musical transformation evident on her new album isn’t entirely unexpected, as fans who have listened to both For Ash and Every Single Line Means Something in a single sitting know. Even as Marnie evolves from what Pitchfork called her “art-metal math-rock bubblegum pop” genre, fans will still find themselves jumping head first into the album and quickly bonding with the emotionally resonant material, cascading hooks and transcendental guitar riffs. Plus, the album shreds. She is Marnie Stern after all.

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MARNIE STERN PLAY HARE & HOUNDS BIRMINGHAM ON THURS 30TH MAY 2013, WITH SUPPORT FROM SKY LARKIN & BID. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Watch the video for new track ‘Immortals’ below:

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