Posts Tagged: St. Vincent
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In The Church Of ‘St. Vincent’

Annie Clark’s fourth record as St. Vincent, out February 25, has elevated some eyebrows because it is self-titled (“underwhelming,” one journalist called the decision). Self-titled albums tend to be statements: either This is the sound of St. Vincent or I am redefining myself, and this is the NEW sound of St. Vincent. Thankfully, neither of those items seem to be on Clark’s agenda here. Rather, the title St. Vincent is just one of many explorations of worship on the record, a kind of self-aware acknowledgement of Clark’s new fan base. St. Vincent’s cover art, depicting Annie Clark on a throne, sitting regally “above” the viewer, furthers this concept. [...]

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St. Vincent, "Birth In Reverse"

There is something so comforting about Annie Clark's voice that it makes you accept even the weirdest surrounding sounds. This is great.

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St. Vincent, "Digital Witness"

The popular sentiment about Annie Clark is that there's something about her voice that is so comforting that the listener will accept even the weirdest surrounding sounds, and this is a great example of that frequently repeated assessment. Anyway, if you missed this when it was just an audio track, here is a video, so you have no excuse. Enjoy. [Via]

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St. Vincent Does Tom Waits

"Tango Till They're Sore," Tom Waits' 22nd best song during the 1983-1987 era, is covered here by St. Vincent. It's pretty great! She sounds a little like Madeleine Peyroux, but maybe everyone sounds a little like Madeleine Peyroux when they're covering Tom Waits. Anyway, go listen. [Via]

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St. Vincent, "Digital Witness"

I can't remember who said of Annie Clark's voice that there was something so comforting about it that you accepted even the weirdest surrounding sounds, but boy was he or she ever correct. I am very excited for the new album.

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The Words Get In David Byrne's Way

In a wide-ranging post that begins with the mention of a collaboration between David Byrne and St. Vincent, Byrne discusses the process of writing with other musicians (including, naturally, Brian Eno). The whole thing is worth your time, but this part jumped out at me.