Now, we normally like to focus on new or relatively unknown bands here at FD but Marnie Stern is so good it's worth banging on her about her for those who aren't familiar.
Her fourth album, the magnificently-titled Chronicles of Marnia was released in March this year and is her most accessible, straight-up record to date, as demonstrated by the fist-pumpingly ecstatic Year of the Glad which opens the new album.
She is currently on a UK and European tour and I'll be catching her in London on Wednesday. The remaining UK dates are:
06/01 Manchester UK @ Ruby Lounge
06/02 Glasgow UK @ Broadcast
06/03 Leeds UK @ Brudenell Social Club
06/04 Bristol UK @ Louisiana
06/05 London UK @ The Garage
The rest can be found here.
I also recommend checking out her debut, 2007's In advance of the broken arm and the wonderful Transformer from her second album.