Stern, Marnie / Marnie Stern
Album: Marnie Stern   Collection:General
Artist:Stern, Marnie   Added:Oct 2010
Label:Kill Rock Stars  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-08-21 Pull Date: 2011-10-23
Week Ending: Sep 25 Sep 11 Sep 4
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 08, 2019: organic fruit tracks
Cinco De Mayo
4. May 20, 2012: A Family Affair
Female Guitar Players Are The New Black
2. Jul 26, 2014: Space House
Cinco De Mayo
5. Sep 20, 2011: Air Drop: Oh My Goth!
Transparency Is The New Mystery
3. Nov 22, 2013: Fight or Flight
Risky Biz, Transparency Is The New Mystery
6. Sep 06, 2011: Air Drop: The Fire & Ice Show
Transparency Is The New Mystery

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-08-17
Marnie Stern: On A Tightrope (Kill Rock Stars)

Note: This is not s/t, it's called On A Tightrope

Marnie’s voice sounds indicative of Jonsi from Sigur Rós: high-pitched, like a child’s. Lyrics—FCC clean—are simple, too despite the titles. However, her guitar playing is kind of showy (she shreds), as is her drummer’s. Expect high-energy and time changes galore. Label’s pushing 01, 03 & 04.

Best tracks: 01, 03, 08

01 For Ash 4:27: upbeat; spastic drums, frantic gtr, anthemic female vox, chanting, diff rhythms
02 Nothing Left 2:58: fast; noisy, reminiscent of Primus
***03 Transparency Is The New Mystery 2:57: upbeat; lively lead gtr, throbbing drums, celebratory vox stand out
04 Risky Biz 3:16: upbeat; chanting, sounds like being on a kiddie train
05 Female Guitar Players Are The New Black 3:13: upbeat; shredding guitar licks over a quirky pop song w/ lots of vox overdubs, spastic drums
06 Gimme 4:11: fast; spastic gtr & drums; Minutemenesque at times
07 Cinco De Mayo 3:17: upbeat; gtr shredding, belted-out vox, drums sound like someone falling down the stairs
08 Building A Body 3:03: upbeat; Sleater-Kinneyesque march
09 Her Confidence 3:09: mid-tempo rocker that avalanches into discord
10 The Things You Notice 3:34: rung-out gtr over noodling gtr & vox (no drums)

Track Listing
1. For Ash   6. Gimme
2. Nothing Left   7. Cinco De Mayo
3. Transparency Is The New Mystery   8. Building A Body
4. Risky Biz   9. Her Confidence
5. Female Guitar Players Are The New Black   10. The Things You Notice