Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release Love This Giant (collaboration with David Byrne, 2012); most recent solo release, Stranger Mercy (CD of Strange Mercy + a DVD, 2012); most recent solo release of all-new material, Strange Mercy (2011)
Meg Lunney, Mimi
Own, occasional cover and co-written
It's one of those "bands" that's a solo act at its core. Annie Clark was a guitarist for Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Comments about live performance:
It was daylight so the stage lights were an odd touch. We were beneath plane, helicopter and sea bird flight paths, and the salted breeze buffeted the trees and balloons.
Recommended first album:
2007—Beggars Banquet —BBQCD 254
Annie Clark—voices, guitars, bass, piano, organ, moog, synthesizers, clavieta, xylophone, vibraphone, dulcimer, drum programming, triangle, percussion
Annie Clark with Brian Teasley and Daniel Farris
St. Vincent's Marry Me is ridiculously compelling and delightfully eccentric. One of the most captivating things I've heard in a really, really long time. I was surprised, though, that "Now, Now" is the specific song getting airplay, since it's such a risky and strange production—the movement from that children's chorus backing her (I think) and the little wash of electric guitar or electronic sound or whatever that is, into the finger-picked acoustic guitar part, then the eerie repetition of "you don't mean that, say you're sorry..." and then all of the sudden, the whole thing gets thrown into an entirely different space with that one dissonant note...
Annie Clark—voice, guitar, bass, keys, etc.
Hideaki Aomori—flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto, tenor & soprano sax
John Congleton & Annie Clark
I'm a little disappointed with Actor after Marry Me. This one just isn't quite what I'm looking to hear. (Neile)
2011—4AD—6 52637 31232 4
Annie Clark—vocals, guitar, keyboards
Bobby Sparks—mini moog, clavinet, arp, Wurlitzer
Easily her best work, I think. I was not enthused about Actor, her second album, but she came back from that sophomore slump in a big way, I think. Full of acoustic surprises and interesting details. I just found it delightful listening. (email@example.com)
St. Vincent sings "Every Drop of Rain" with Candie Payne on David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love (2010).
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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