Hear Marnie Stern's Favorite New Marnie Stern Song 'Nothing Is Easy'

'Chronicles of Marnia' LP set to arrive March 19

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Marnie Stern's incoming fourth full-length, The Chronicles of Marnia (out March 19 via Kill Rock Stars), may be "less nutso," but newly released track "Nothing is Easy" (Stern's personal favorite from the new LP) still trades heavily in the New York guitar goddess' tightly-coiled six-string eccentricities. Like the waltz-paced "East Side Glory" before it, "Nothing Is Easy" tempers a jittery, live wire guitar line with half-windmill strums and Stern's caramelized yelp. "You don't need a sledgehammer," the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time alumna sings, "To walk in my shoes." No, but a how-to on wingnut finger-tapping would still help. Listen to "Nothing Is Easy" below, and scroll down further for Stern's upcoming North American tour dates.

Marnie Stern 2013 tour dates:

March 10 – Denton, TX @ 35 Denton
March 11 – McAllen, TX @ Galax-Z Fair
March 12-17 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
April 9 – Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
April 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 12 – Hanover, NH @ Dartmouth College
April 14 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 15 – Montreal, QB @ Casa Del Popolo
April 16 – Toronto, OT @ Parts and Labour
April 17 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
April 18 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
April 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Lawrence College
April 20 – Omaha, NE @ Barley Street Tavern
April 21 – Denver, CO @ Moe’s
April 23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
April 24 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 25 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Room
April 26 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
April 28 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
April 29 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
April 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
May 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
May 3 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
May 5 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
May 6 – Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
May 8 – Dayton, OH @ Canal Street Tavern
May 9 – Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat
May 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas

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