Marnie Stern’s excellently titled new album “The Chronicles of Marnia” is due out this spring. The follow-up to her 2010 self-titled album and her first without drummer Zach Hill, who helped define her sound by playing like Animal on a speed bender, the first taste of “Marnia” offers up a slightly more subdued Marnie. “East Side Glory” dispenses with the mind-blowing shredding, but replaces it with a lush and super-listenable melodic tune.
If you miss the old Marnie, you can watch 30 seconds of pure unaccompanied shredding here. Otherwise listen to the new single below.