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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 »

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 »

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be seen… More »

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Marnie Stern – “Vibrational Match (Demo Version)” (Stereogum Premiere)

When I talked to Marnie Stern for a Progress Report, I was most fascinated by her work process. She makes hundreds of demos, numbers them…
jessica | January 13, 2011 - 4:09 pm

Stereogum & Popgun STEREO★GUN CMJ Party, Santos Party House, NYC 10/20/10

Last night our STEREO★GUN collaboration with PopGun Booking went down on both floors of Santos Party House. Sometime from when we organized it, to the…
brandon | October 21, 2010 - 11:44 am

STEREO★GUN: MP3 Primer, RSVP Reminder

If live music is a thing you enjoy, you could do worse than to visit our fair city next week -- from like noon until…
Amrit Singh | October 15, 2010 - 3:35 pm

Stereogum & PopGun Present STEREO★GUN: ALL NIGHT LONG 10/20/10

Every autumn NYC's week-long college music marathon is a great excuse for radio promoters and DSLR-toting bloggers to hobnob with famous publicists. Those who attend…
Scott Lapatine | October 4, 2010 - 11:42 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: October 2010

This weekend in Las Vegas, Matador Records is celebrating 21 years of shaping the ship of independent music with a fearsome deepdive through its roster,…
Stereogum | October 1, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Marnie Stern – “Transparency Is The New Mystery

Up at ATP this weekend I found myself DJing for friends and staff in the 'Gum Suite, spinning this song more than once and answering…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 1:42 pm

Marnie Stern – “For Ash”

When I talked to Marnie Stern for a Progress Report, she mentioned "For Ash," the track that pulled her out of a songwriting rut. But…
jessica | July 22, 2010 - 1:22 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: The Outtakes Reel

After rolling out this video series in which we met the bowlers, watched the first round of the tournament and championship match, there’s only one…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2010 - 10:13 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You’ve seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament — now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team…
Amrit Singh | June 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the…
Amrit Singh | May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting…
Amrit Singh | May 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Progress Report: Marnie Stern

NAME: Marnie Stern PROGRESS REPORT: Waiting for the release of her third full-length album, recorded at Retrofit Recording in Sacramento, CA. Knitting.
jessica | February 19, 2010 - 5:10 pm

New Surfer Blood Video – “Swim”

Ascendant indie guitar dudes Surfer Blood maybe be off and running on a massive tour supporting their ace debut Astro Coast (tour dates at the…
Amrit Singh | January 28, 2010 - 12:33 pm

Billy Corgan Accidentally Celebrates Record Store Day

On Friday night, the Smashing Pumpkin took a break from rehearsals to join Mavis Staples at WTTW's Chicago Tonight 25th Anniversary Benefit. The pair sang…
Scott Lapatine | April 20, 2009 - 11:48 am

20 Great Concerts From 2008

I'm not the only one at Stereogum who goes out to see live music, but I'm the one who goes out to see the most…
Amrit Singh | December 28, 2008 - 2:10 pm

Marnie Stern’s Kissing Booth, A Review

Last week Marnie Stern announced that she'd setup a kissing both (with her as the kissed) at her two weekend shows with Gang Gang Dance…
brandon | November 17, 2008 - 3:21 pm

New Marnie Stern Video – “Ruler”

Marnie Stern's "Don't Stop Believin'" cover could also work as a soundtrack for "Ruler"'s Rocky. Instead of Philadelphia, we get an egged-up Stern waking up…
brandon | November 11, 2008 - 1:04 pm