Wednesday, April 1, 2009

St. Vincent

I might be sitting here in my living room in my pajamas, but Annie Clark, stage name St. Vincent, is sitting a top the cusp of her sophomore album debut. She wins. In 2007 she gave us Marry Me, a hauntingly beautiful and intelligent debut record that was met with high acclaim. I still can't get the album cover image out of my noggin.

May 5th will see the release of Actor on 4AD, and in the meantime Annie has given us "The Strangers". The track begins like something I'd imagine you'd hear playing in a gelato store in Italy... and then the creep sets in. But it's not creep like a stomach ache from all that gelato. It's creepy-beautiful. In fact, you could say this track has a split personality in the best way possible, in the same way that allowed this multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter to play with the likes of both the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens.

St. Vincent - The Strangers

Tour Dates
Mar 28 Houston, TX @ Numbers
Apr 6 Los Angeles, CA @ The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
Apr 21 London @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Apr 26 Paris @ La Maroquinerie
Apr 27 Amsterdam @ Paradiso
May 19 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theater
May 20 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 21 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
May 22 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
May 24 Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
May 25 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
May 27 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
May 28 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
May 30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
May 31 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified
Jun 2 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater
Jun 3 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
Click here for more tour dates!

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