Marnie Stern Returns, Declares “Female Guitar Players Are the New Black”


Local guitar heroine Marnie Stern, whose great 2008 LP This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That seems like it came out way more than two years ago (though we don’t miss the title), is finally ready to release a follow-up. The mercifully named Marnie Stern is due October 5th from Kill Rock Stars, according to Pitchfork, who also have the record’s kaleidoscopic first single, “For Ash,” available for download. It’s pretty great. There’s also a tracklisting circulating, featuring an appetizing song called “Female Guitar Players Are the New Black”–Marissa Paternoster would surely agree. Maybe all us potential interviewers can just agree to shed that question about girls in rock before she gets asked it fifty more times? [Pitchfork]