St. Vincent Preps New Album


Her band could be your life! Meanwhile, watch her
cover Big Black, below.


By Blurt Staff


Vincent – aka Annie Clark,
drops her new 4AD album Strange Mercy on Sept. 13. It finds Clark working again with producer John Congleton, and was
recorded in her hometown of Dallas,
TX at Elmwood Studios. Musicians
included Bobby Sparks on mini Moog, clavinet, Arp and Wurlitzer, Midlake’s
MacKenzie Smith on drums, and Daniel Hart on violin. Also contributing were
Beck keyboardist and musical director Brian LeBarton, Evan Smith on woodwinds
and Phil Palazzolo.


The album, which stirs up a
cauldron of guitar rock, orchestral pop, psychedelic noise and R&B, is the
followup to 2009’s acclaimed Actor.
In the interim, Clark has recorded with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon for the
‘Twilight’ soundtrack, had her song “The Strangers” sampled by Kid
Cudi (who she later performed with), and has been working with David Byrne on a
forthcoming project. Last month, she blew away a sold-out NYC crowd at Michael
Azerrad’s “Our Concert Could Be Your Life” with a performance of Big
Black’s “Kerosene” that the NME described as “a revelation of biblical proportions.”



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