One of my favourite artists of the last few years is Dallas, Texas native Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent. She has put out two distinct indie pop records, the first being her 2007 debut ‘Marry Me‘ the title of which was named after a quote from the hit TV show ‘Arrested development‘ and the slightly more experimental follow-up 2009s critically acclaimed ‘Actor‘ which was interestingly recorded using GarageBand.
Aside from collaborating with friend Justin Vernon of Bon Iver for the Twilight soundtrack they contributed the ethereal ‘Roslyn‘ and doing bits and pieces with The National, Clark has been pretty quite but via St. Vincent’s twitter page she confirmed that her third record will be released in September titled ‘Strange Mercy’ it will be produced by herself as well as John Congleton with whom she worked with on ‘Actor’. Eleven songs will grace the new LP with song titles such as ‘Cruel’, ‘Surgeon’ and ‘Cheerleader’ and rumoured to also be a title track. More info with will surely be dropping in the next coming months, and its also exciting that a tour will commence later on in the year. I’ll keep you posted. But before that enjoy some classic St. Vincent.