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Check Out Craig Finn & Marnie Stern In Seamless Subway Ads

If you’ve been in the New York subway sometime in the past few years, chances are you’ve seen an ad for the online food ordering service Seamless. Their ad campaign seems targeted largely towards (gag at the use of this term) “millennials,” referencing things like subreddits and memes and generally painting a picture of their… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 27, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Julianna Barwick, Marnie Stern, Kip Berman, POP ETC Playing Benefit For Cancer-Stricken Surfer Blood Guitarist

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been diagnosed with a type of rare and aggressive cancer called a sarcoma that will sideline him during the band’s new national tour. In order to help raise funds to cover Fekete’s medical costs, the band has launched a Go Fund Me page. The crowdfunding effort has already raised… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Watch St. Vincent Join Marnie Stern And Late Night’s 8G Band Again

All week, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark is sitting in with the 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers, filling in as bandleader for her friend Fred Armisen. We posted video of her first night on the show, and she was back again last night, and the band once again featured her fellow shredder Marnie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2014 - 10:10 am

Watch St. Vincent Play 8G Bandleader, Strand Of Oaks Perform On Seth Meyers

As previously mentioned, St. Vincent is subbing for Fred Armisen as band leader on Late Night With Seth Meyers for last night and tonight. She didn’t have much to do yesterday, though Seth did ask her about her performance in front of 15,000 people in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park over the weekend and she was characteristically… More »

By: James Rettig / August 12, 2014 - 8:55 am

Check Out Marnie Stern’s Levi’s Ad

We recently saw Marnie Stern keeping up an old musical partnership by sitting in with Fred Armisen’s 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Turns out that’s not the only time Stern’s spent in front of a camera lately. An Instagram post from Levi’s revealed an advertisement featuring Stern, face obscured by blonde locks,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 15, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Watch Marnie Stern Sit In With Late Night’s 8G Band

When Fred Armisen was announced as bandleader and “curator” of Late Night With Seth Meyers’ 8G band, it implied the lineup might change from time to time. And last night the Portlandia star put his curatorial skills to good use by inviting his good friend, indie guitar hero Marnie Stern, to sit in. You ca… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 8, 2014 - 11:12 am

Marnie Stern – “This Was It”

This summer’s Adult Swim Singles Series has already been a pretty impressive bounty, including last week’s offering from Lightning Bolt. As it begins to come to a close, we get “This Was It” from shred queen supreme Marnie Stern and, based on the lyrics, it’s a romantic one. Guys, do we think it’s about thisMore »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 8, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Watch Marnie Stern Perform For Dogs

Marnie Stern is a dog person; we know this because she rarely goes anywhere without her tiny terrier Fig. And in a new Buzzfeed video, the New York shredder plays “Noonan,” a song from her recent album The Chronicles Of Marnia, for an all-canine audience at the “dog-friendly social club” Ruff Club. This, you’d have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013 - 9:15 am

Marnie Stern – “Immortals” Video

In the video for “Immortals,” one of the many heavenly shredfests on her new album The Chronicles Of Marnia, we see the head-spinning guitarist and sharply melodic songwriter Marnie Stern at home in her New York apartment. She’s imagining herself besieged by adoring shirtless male fans, and she’s somehow missing the angelic kids appearing i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2013 - 12:33 pm

SXSW 2013 Tuesday: Japandroids, Divine Fits, Marnie Stern

The ‘Gum crew got into Austin last night and made the most of SXSW Music’s slow ramp-up into full on noise-overwhelming-the-signal mode. The options were limited, but with deep lineups: Viceland and Pitchfork’s show at the Mohawk were the primary dueling points. We caught some stuff at each, and had photographers there and also at… More »

By: Stereogum / March 13, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Q&A: Marnie Stern On The Pains Of Making A Living, The Joys Of eBay, And Her New Album The Chronicles Of Marnia

Judging solely from the music she makes, it would be easy to assume that Marnie Stern resides on some other — presumably much more high energy — planet than the rest of us. Over the course of three frenetic albums, Stern has essentially created her own highly particular brand of rock music. Her songs are… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / March 4, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Stream Marnie Stern The Chronicles Of Marnia

On her excellent new album The Chronicles Of Marnia, the beloved New York shredder Marnie Stern replaces old drum-octopus co-conspirator Zach Hill with a new skin-basher, Oneida’s Kid Millions, and forgoes her loopy old guitar-mastery exhibitions for a surprisingly straightforward and immediately likable strain of mutant pop. We’ve posted her songs “Year Of The Glad,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 4, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Watch Fred Armisen, Marnie Stern, Tim Harrington Et Al Cover TLC @ Bowery Ballroom

Last night, SNL/Portlandia’s Fred Armisen played a solo show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC. He was joined by a grip of friends, including Marnie Stern, Les Savy Fav’s Tim Harrington, and Leigh Nash, among others. Dressed in white jumpsuits, the crew did a cover of seminal TLC hit “Waterfalls.” In theory, this is something that… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 20, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Marnie Stern – “Nothing Is Easy”

Next month, the finger-tapping shredder and hyper-fun songwriter Marnie Stern will release her excellently titled new album The Chronicles Of Marnia, and she’s already shared her songs “Year Of The Glad” and “East Side Glory.” Now we’ve got another one, a joy-in-struggle headrush called “Nothing Is Easy.” It’s really, really good, and you should probably… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013 - 9:33 am

Win A Date With Marnie Stern

To celebrate the release of Marnie Stern’s upcoming album The Chronicles Of Marnia, Kill Rock Stars will send one lucky dude — sorry ladies, guys only — out on an all-expenses-paid date with Marnie on 3/19, when Chronicles is released. Fellas, if you’ve ever dreamed of sweeping Miss Stern off of her feet or had… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Marnie Stern – “East Side Glory”

Two months from now, avant-shredder Marnie Stern gives us her new album The Chronicles Of Marnia, on which Oneida’s Kid Millions replaces her usual drum octopus Zach Hill. We’ve already heard the first single “Year Of The Glad,” and now Stern has shared a second track, “East Side Glory.” This one is a swooning melodic… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 17, 2013 - 2:28 pm

Marnie Stern Announces The Chronicles Of Marnia, Shares “Year Of The Glad”

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 11, 2012 - 11:51 am

SXSW 2013 Initial Lineup Announced: Thurston Moore, Alt-J, Marnie Stern, More

Well, Fun Fun Fun Fest ended all of four days ago, so Austin, TX really has to get moving on the next big music festival, and would ya look at that, they’re on it. Next year’s SXSW Music Festival will take over Austin (and your Twitter feed) from 3/12 – 3/17, and the first wave… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 8, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Turntable Interview: Marnie Stern

Back in 2007, the New York Times called Marnie Stern’s debut release, In Advance Of The Broken Arm, “The year’s most exciting rock ‘n’ roll album.” It was, too. Pairing blistering guitar riffs with jaw-dropping chops, a unique finger-tapping style and a layered vocal performance, Marnie sounded like no one else. She’s put out two… More »

By: Melissa Locker / June 28, 2012 - 1:08 pm

“Don’t Stop Believin'” Turns 30

MTV isn’t the only ’80s rock relic turning 30. Released 7/31/81 (a day before the network’s launch) on Journey’s seventh studio album Escape, “Don’t Stop Believin'” would inexplicably go on to be one of the biggest songs of the digital era. A life-affirming arena anthem with an indelible keyboard hook, the top ten hit only… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2011 - 1:35 pm
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