its rare that a record recorded by a woman kicks my ass. sadly, they have been few and far between the over the span of past 5 or 10 year. sadly, the only group of ladies capable of kicking said ass is sleater kinney and early pj harvey. its been my experience that when female artists attempt to “rock out,” to put it lamely, they come across as comical/cartoonish. marnie stern is anything but comical. she brings the rock, in a weird sonic youth meets joe satriani kinda way. not as artsy as sonic youth, and definitely not as masturabatory as satch’s guitar prowess. miss sterns kill rock stars debut, in advance of the broken arm, is like a sonic boom being filtered through a megaphone going off in a rinky dink studio apartment in the middle of some urban metropolis.? i would be remiss if didnt make note that she’s pretty hot too.
the remainder of the iron and wine show will be up tomorrow.? i am attempting to watch the oscars – so far, boring as hell.