Marnie Stern Announces New Album

    Guitar goddess Marnie Stern has finished recording her new album, a self-titled affair, that is due out on October 5. The album features playing from Zach Hill and Women’s Matthew Flegel, and of course, will feature plenty of guitar pyrotechnics from Stern herself. The first track on Marnie Stern, “For Ash,” is streaming over here.


    Here’s what Stern said about the album:

    “I wanted to pay more attention to the delicate and subtly layered spaces in between sound and just make things louder and fuller where I didn’t on my last 2 records.” When asked to sum her album up she maintains, “It’s direct and honest and real. I’m no longer taking cover under guitar lines or yelping vocals.”

    That list bit is ironic since that’s largely what Stern’s music is known for. Taking cover under guitar lines, that is. Here’s the track list:


    01. For Ash

    02. Nothing Left

    03. Transparency is the New Mystery

    04. Risky Biz

    05. Female Guitar Players are the New Black

    06. Gimme

    07. Cinco De Mayo

    08. Building a Body

    09. Her Confidence

    10. The Things You Notice