Photo by Malia James


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Marnie Stern has come through with the second single (and third released track after “Year Of The Glad” and “East Side Glory”) off of her upcoming fourth album, The Chronicles Of Marnia, that you can listen to while eating candy hearts. “Nothing Is Easy” features Stern’s wild finger tapping propelling an uplifting anthem that reckons that although nothing is easy, “It’s a pretty good mystery.” Discussing the new album, the guitar maven Stern says that in lieu of the abrasive approach of her previous work, “[The producer] wanted my voice clearer and fewer guitar parts. I tried it because I wanted to try something different.”
 
Listen to “Nothing Is Easy” below, and check out Stern’s upcoming tour dates. The Chronicles Of Marnia is out March 19 on Kill Rock Stars. In honor of V-Day, also be sure to find out how you could win a date with Marnie Stern here.
 

 
Tour Dates For Marnie Stern:
03/10 – Denton, TX – 35 Denton
03/11 – McAllen TX – Galax-Z Fair
03/12-17 – SXSW
04/09 – Oberlin, OH – Oberlin College
04/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
04/12 – Hanover, NH – Dartmouth College
04/14 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
04/15 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo *
04/16 – Toronto, ON – Parts and Labour *
04/17 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
04/18 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
04/19 – Milwaukee, WI – Lawrence College *
04/20 – Omaha, NE – Barley Street Tavern *
04/21 – Denver, CO – Moes *
04/23 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
04/24 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
04/25 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Room
04/26 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
04/28 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
04/29 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
04/30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
05/01 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
05/03 – Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
05/05 – Atlanta, GA – 529
05/06 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox
05/08 – Dayton, OH – Canal Street Tavern #
05/09 – Washington DC – Black Cat ^
05/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas ^
* Roomrunner
# Motel Beds
^ Barren Girls
 
Tracklist For The Chronicles Of Marnia:
01. Year Of The Glad
02. You Don’t Turn Down
03. Noonan
04. Nothing Is Easy
05. Immortals
06. The Chronicles Of Marnia
07. Still Moving
08. East Side Glory
09. Proof Of Life
10. Hell Yes