Marnie Stern – Marnie Stern

January 01, 1970



(Kill Rock Stars)


Marnie Stern’s all grown up now-musically, that is. It was
only a few years ago that she was working on her Yoko Ono progressive rock,
alt, experimental sound-often just her own vocals accompanied by an iPod-after
working a  9-to-5 gig all day. Fast
forward two-plus years: the one-time Yoko Ono virtual protégé is now absolutely
about her own sound with balls-to-the-wall bass and drums, sizzling lead guitar
and clean vocals.


There are plenty of uptempo rockers such as “For Ash” and
the wildly experimental guitar anthem “Nothing Left,” but there are also
deliciously poppy tunes (i.e., “Building a Body”). Stern has noted how she “wanted to pay more
attention to the delicate and subtly layered spaces in between sound” and
eschew “taking cover under guitar
lines or yelping vocals”; indeed, the student is now the teacher.


DOWNLOAD: “Nothing Left,” “For Ash” NANCY DUNHAM



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