In Advance of the Broken Arm

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In Advance of the Broken Arm
Studio album by Marnie Stern
Released February 20, 2007
Genre Experimental, indie rock
Label Kill Rock Stars
Producer Zach Hill
Marnie Stern chronology
In Advance of the Broken Arm (2007) This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
The New York Times 9/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10) link
Stylus Magazine (A-) link

In Advance of the Broken Arm is the debut album by Marnie Stern, released in 2007. Kill Rock Stars handled the CD release, and the vinyl with a shorter tracklisting came out on Rampage Records. The title comes from a work of the artist Marcel Duchamp.

Track listing[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "Vibrational Match" - 3:37
  2. "Grapefruit" - 2:47
  3. "Every Single Line Means Something" - 3:40
  4. "Precious Metal" - 3:10
  5. "Put All Your Eggs in One Basket and Then Watch That Basket!!!" - 2:41
  6. "Logical Volume" - 3:40
  7. "Absorb Those Numbers" - 3:21
  8. "This American Life" - 4:05
  9. "Letters from Rimbaud" - 3:39
  10. "The Weight of a Rock" - 2:30
  11. "Plato's Fucked Up Cave" - 3:30
  12. "Healer" - 3:29
  13. "Patterns of a Diamond Ceiling" - 4:24

LP[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Vibrational Match" - 3:37
  2. "Grapefruit" - 2:47
  3. "Every Single Line Means Something" - 3:40
  4. "Precious Metal" - 3:10
  5. "Put All Your Eggs in One Basket and Then Watch That Basket!!!" - 2:41

Side B[edit]

  1. "Absorb Those Numbers" - 3:21
  2. "This American Life" - 4:05
  3. "Healer" - 3:29
  4. "Patterns of a Diamond Ceiling" - 4:24

Personnel[edit]

Performers[edit]

  • Marnie Stern: vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • John-Reed Thompson: bass, keyboards, organ
  • Zach Hill: drums, bass, keyboards, piano

Other[edit]

  • Songs written by Marnie Stern, except for "Vibrational Match", which was written by Marnie Stern and Bella Foster
  • Arrangements by Marnie Stern and Zach Hill
  • Engineering and mixing by John-Reed Thompson at Retrofit Recording, Sacramento, California, with additional engineering by Marnie Stern
  • Produced by Zach Hill
  • Mastered by John Golden
  • Artwork by Bella Foster