Hear St. Vincent Play Acoustic MASSEDUCTION Songs And Cover The Clash On Radio 1

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Annie Clark, better known as immortal rock goddess St. Vincent, guested on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show today. Armed with just an acoustic guitar and her voice, she played “Los Ageless” and “New York” off of her new album MASSEDUCTION and covered the Clash’s “London Calling.” Listen below; her performances start … More »

Watch St. Vincent Cover Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”

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Last week, with her new album MASSEDUCTION looming, St. Vincent appeared on the BBC live-music show Later… With Jools Holland to perform her single “New York.” And as Consequence Of Sound points out, that wasn’t the only song she performed on the show. During an interview segment with Holland, Annie Clark … More »

St. Vincent – “Power Corrupts”

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St. Vincent released her truly excellent new album MASSEDUCTION yesterday, and late last night on YouTube she shared a bonus track from the Japanese version of the album. It’s called “政権腐敗,” which translates to “Power Corrupts,” and it’s a reinterpretation of the excellent title track “Masseduction.” The song features the Japanese musician Toko Yasuda (who … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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It’s Friday The 13th in October and you know what that means: spooky shit coming your way! Read our spooky premature evaluation of Beck’s bad album, check out our spooky review of St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION, and make sure you leave room for a spooky essay on Bruce Springsteen’s new Broadway show. Oh! … More »

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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It’s Friday The 13th in October and you know what that means: spooky shit coming your way! Read our spooky premature evaluation of Beck’s bad album, check out our spooky review of St. Vincent’s MASSEDUCTION, and make sure you leave room for a spooky essay on Bruce Springsteen’s new Broadway show. Oh! … More »

Watch St. Vincent debut songs from her ‘Masseduction’ album

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Annie Clark, better known as the Oklahoma-born, Texas-raised guitarist and pop landscapist St. Vincent —who’s penned indie dance crossover tracks such as “Cruel,” “Cheerleader,” “The Strangers” and more — has a new album out Oct. 13. Dubbed Masseduction, the full-length marks Clark’s fifth studio album.

Prior to embarking on her “Fear the Future Tour,” the artist stopped at Hollywood’s Paramount studios for an exclusive Red Bull Music Academy performance and debuted an assemblage of new tracks off the record. Dazzling in her decorum, Clark sang in the first-person, “Hang on Me,” “Pills” and more, lyrically delving into modern romance, sexual power, loneliness, isolation, media saturation and the search for eternal youth throughout the night.

Recently, in the latest issue of Nylon, Clark discussed her recording process.

“The point is for the song to mean whatever it means to somebody else,” she said. “Some people have a real hang-up about being misunderstood. I don’t care. I would be concerned if someone was like, ‘Wow, she seems like a Holocaust denier.’ But racism, sexism or homophobia aside? I’m happy to be misunderstood. The record is full of sorrow, but the visual aspect of it is really absurd. I take the piss out of myself. The last tour I sat atop a pink throne, looking very imperious. This one will let people see that I have a sense of humor.”

Watch an array of videos from St Vincent’s dazzling performance below. Masseduction is out now via Loma Vista Recordings.

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New Music Friday: Dagny at the top, Louis Tomlinson at the bottom, various songs in between

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Song of the week:
Dagny — ‘Love You Like That’
How to put this… Dagny’s last few releases have not exactly been ‘up there’ with ‘Backbeat’ and ‘Fool’s Gold’. In fact when Dagny released a cover of ‘More More More’ a few weeks ago, and let’s not forget ‘More More More’ is one of pop’s all-time worst songs, we took our Dagny shrine out back and set fire to it. One thing we did not take into account when doing so was that of course a key component of any shrine is a number of candles, and therefore setting fire to them simply brought the shrine to life. And as the shrine flourished in the open air for the first time, it sent a shaft of solid white light hundreds of feet into the night sky. Despite having started life as the result of disappointment, that light became widely interpreted by the music community as a beacon of hope. Music fans from our local area began bringing their own candles. Soon, it became a national concern.  Within four days there were thousands of candles. And the shaft of light grew brighter, stronger and taller. By this point the light was visible across mainland Europe. And that’s when Dagny saw it. Her response? Well, she saw it as a personal message. A challenge. A request. A plea for help. A pop Bat-Signal. The result: ‘Love You Like That’, which is quite good actually.

Wrong of the week:
Louis Tomlinson — ‘Just Like You’
Hey does anyone know if there was a meeting earlier this year where it was decided that Louis Tomlinson’s only hope was to appear as relatable as possible? Anyone? Any ideas? JUST GIVE US A CLUE SOMEONE.

Additional notes:

  • Remember how before Harry Styles decided to be an authentic 70s rock ‘troubadour’ we kept banging on about how his debut solo single should sound like The 1975’s ‘Somebody Else’? Well LANY have brought that dream a little closer to reality by covering ‘Sign Of The Times’ for one of those Spotify Studios sessions.
  • Good grief there’s a lot of 1D solo action this week — the Cedric Gervais mix of Niall‘s ‘Too Much To Ask’ is rather pleasant.
  • Voting in the BBC Sound Of 2018 starts soon, hence Dagny getting back to business this week. Also, though, we see you Tom Walker. We see you Bishop Briggs. We see you Will Joseph Cook. (Sound Of 2016 longlistee Mabel also has a song out this week if anyone’s still interested.)
  • Tell you what, when the Steve Angello and Pusha T song really kicks off it’s a full-on ‘volume up, windows open’ pop moment. Worth our £100 bounty? Possibly…
  • Scavenger Hunt have released a tribute to Carly Rae Jepsen. After last week’s MY song we’re wondering if 2018 will be the year e•mo•pop will finally become a thing. That would not be a disaster.
  • Oh and St Vincent‘s released one of the albums of the year today. Shame it’s likely to go under the rader, if only she’d do some press!!!

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Stream St. Vincent MASSEDUCTION

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It’s been almost four years since St. Vincent’s profile-rising self-titled album, and now its feverishly-anticipated successor is finally here. MASSEDUCTION is Annie Clark’s fifth album under the St. Vincent moniker (not including her one-off collaboration with David Byrne, 2012’s Love This Giant), and it’s easily one the most striking releases in an already varied … More »

Watch St. Vincent Sing “New York” On Jools Holland

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St. Vincent stopped by the BBC’s Later… With Jools Holland tonight to perform “New York” off of her new album MASSEDUCTION, which comes out at the end of the week. As on Colbert, she was accompanied by a pianist in a ski mask, but this time, she was wearing a catsuit. Watch … More »

St. Vincent – “Pills”

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St. Vincent’s new album MASSEDUCTION comes out on Friday. She’s already shared studio versions of “New York” and “Los Ageless” and performed the entirety of the LP live, and now she’s shared another song. The carnivalesque medication mantra “Pills” features Annie Clark’s ex Cara Delevingne (aka “Kid Monkey“) and Jenny … More »