Screw The Hobbit: Today Marnie Stern has announced details of her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia. (Someone somewhere is already engraving that on 2013’s “Best Album Title” trophy.) That’s the artwork and lead single, “Year of the Glad”, above. It’s out via Kill Rock Stars on March 19.
Since her old drummer Zach Hill now plays full time in Death Grips, Marnia features Oneida‘s Kid Millions on drums. It was recorded with Nicolas Vernhes of Rare Book Room Recording in Brooklyn– Stern’s first time working with a producer.
Of the record, Stern said: “We stripped away a lot of the layers and a lot of unnecessary interweaving guitar parts. There’s less clutter and more of staying on a part without adding too much instrumentation.” In a new interview with Spin, she called it less “nutso.”
Watch the video for “Transformer”, from 2008’s This Is It and I Am It… below: