Marnie Stern - Chronicles Of Marnia

It’s the return of Marnie Stern, the finger-tapping Upper East Side rock champion, and she’s upping the self-referencing ante on 2010′s Marnie Stern with a new record called The Chronicles Of Marnia, which is the fantasy-epic of all self-referencing titles. Recorded in Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room by Nicholas Vernhes, it marks Marnie’s first time with a producer, and her first time without drummer Zach Hill (who is off terrifying people with his Death Grips project). Stern tapped Oneida’s Kid Millions for The Chronicles in an album that she tells SPIN is “less nutso.” As for working with Vernhes, she says “He kept trying to get me to sing the right notes.” Cross-reference these quotes with its first track available for consumption, “Year Of The Glad”:

(via SPIN)

The Chronicles Of Marnia is out 3/19 via Kill Rock Stars. That, on its cover, is Marnie with her life companion Fig. You can learn a little about Fig The Warrior Roadie at Marnie’s blog, Vajamming.

Comments (4)
  1. This sounds great and thankfully, not less nutso. I count on Marnie Stern for nutso.

  2. 1) I love this more “cohesive” direction. Does it not kind of sound like a much better Joy Formidable?
    2) I also came here to tell you that your tweet about this post actually links directly to’s post instead of Stereogum’s. I know the whole Buzz Media gang is kinda interwoven at this stage, buuuut…

  3. I like the apparent Infinite Jest allusion.

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