Marnie Stern‘s new track is a brutal, aural assault. It’s an anthemic thrasher. A high-voltage challenge. The vocals are wailed, “Ay yai yai yay yah!” in total punk rock spirit. It sounds a bit like Lightning Bolt, even, albeit without the distortion and with a guitar instead of a bass.
“For Ash” is a smoldering hot fire pit of a song. Stern is daring the listener to get crazy with her on this one. Go for it.
Stern is known for her guitar chops, but this song also shows her strong understanding of melody. It’s a catchy noise rock song.
Stern’s new album Marnie Stern is out on Kill Rock Stars on October 5.
Marnie Stern: For Ash