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Marnie Stern

Hometown: NYC
Tags: rock, and, experimental, of, guitar

Stern’s second release is a pop record for an alternate dimension, where hooks and choruses are sent careening through a cracked kaleidoscope. It’s also deeply personal compared to the conceptual leanings of her previous work. One of Venus magazine’s “Greatest Female Guitarists Of All Time”, Spring 2008 issue. Nominated for “Female Artist Of The Year” in the 2008 Plug Music Awards.

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  • CMJ Best Albums of 2013

    CMJ Best Albums of 2013 on Marnie Stern

    about 1 year ago

    Marnie Stern – Chronicles Of Marnia (Kill Rock Stars) Marnie Stern is a champion. Her records, with their ferocious guitar-playing, explosive percussion and inspirational lyrics, have always embodied the qualities that make a champion, but her latest album is the first that fully conveys the daily struggle and lived-in experience of being a champion on a moment by moment more here

  • Spin Best Albums of 2013

    Spin Best Albums of 2013 on Marnie Stern

    about 1 year ago

    Marnie Stern - The Chronicles of Marnia (Kill Rock Stars) Marnie Stern has always been skilled with an exclamation point; now on her fourth album, The Chronicles of Marnia, she's mastering the question mark, too. "What took you so long?" Stern asks herself on "You Don't Turn Down." And then there's the chorus of "Noonan": "Don't you want to be somebody?" The tension between the clean beauty of Stern's guitar playing and her lack of faith in that playing has never been greater, or more more here

  • Rolling Stone Reviews

    Rolling Stone Reviews on Marnie Stern

    about 1 year ago

    3.5 Stars - What's not to love about a blazing indie-guitar heroine who titles her album The Chronicles of Marnia? This New York singer-guitarist's records keep getting more nuanced and revealing, without losing a hint of the radiantly hyper finger-picking energy that sometimes makes her sound like Robert Fripp sitting in with Sleater-Kinney. Here, she locks into an artfully flailing two-piece with drummer Kid Millions of Brooklyn noise captains Oneida. more at

  • Pitchfork Best Albums

    Pitchfork Best Albums on Marnie Stern

    almost 2 years ago

    Album "This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That" scored 8.3

    The laborious title to Marnie Stern's new album weirdly suits her-- like her and her music, it's obsessive, playful, and choppy, and it captures the single-mindedness of this self-taught guitar virtuo...

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  • Lonnie

    Lonnie on Marnie Stern

    about 7 years ago

    playing at Emo's on 7/28 - this time with full band!

  • aprilini

    aprilini on Marnie Stern

    over 7 years ago

    In Advance of the Broken Arm Download "Every Single Line Means Something" (mp3) from "In Advance of the Broken Arm"by Marnie SternKill Rock Stars More On This Album

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