Song of the Day: Marnie Stern’s “For Ash”

For those who don’t listen to FM 102.1’s Indie Soundcheck Sunday nights at 11 p.m., you missed out on two fronts. First, the guys — host Ryan Miller and Shepherd Express music editor Evan Rytlewski — announced LCD Soundsystem would play the Rave, 2401 W. Wisconsin Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 22 with Hot Chip. Then they followed up the announcement with an excellent “pick of the week” from Evan, Marnie Stern’s “For Ash.”

Stern’s ex-boyfriend’s suicide influenced this song, but it plays more like a celebration of life than a downtrodden eulogy. The track features bombastic drums, swells of guitars and accessible (?) yelping. Her third, self-titled album drops Oct. 5.

Listen to “For Ash” below:

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