St. Vincent | Birth In Reverse (Video)

St. Vincent has come into her own this year, artistically and aesthetically — as well as musically. Her recent live gigs, perhaps inspired by touring with David Bryne, are as much art and stagecraft as they are musical. Annie Clark has a new video for “Birth In Reverse”, a song off her self-titled 2014 release, further showcasing her…

St. Vincent | Digital Witness

If you were lucky enough to catch Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) during her recent “Love This Giant” tour last year with David Byrne, this new track, “Digital Witness”, may have a familiar ring. Yes, some of the big brassy sound (paired off with funky arcade disco sound) may remind you of their collaborative work…

St. Vincent | Birth In Reverse

This past year I was able to see Annie Clark on her “Love This Giant” tour with David Byrne. As fun and infectious as that experience was, there’s always a drawback to collaboration. Each artist’s skills and talents must meld, bend, blend and co-exist with the other. And in this case, St. Vincent’s guitar melts…

David Byrne & St. Vincent | Who (Video)

The duo of former Talking Heads singer David Byrne and Annie Clark of St. Vincent have released a new black-and-white video for the song, “Who”, from off their collaborative record “Love this Giant”. If there’s one thing I like better than St. Vincent, it’s Byrne doing a dance-shimmy down a rural road to a funky,…

David Byrne and St. Vincent | Weekend In the Dust

You can stream the newest song by the collaborative duo of David Byrne and St. Vincent, “Weekend In the Dust”, at the official website for their upcoming record, “Love This Giant”. This follows a previously released stream for the jazzy-electronic album opener, “Who”. It’s also available for download once you pre-order the record, officially due…

ST. VINCENT | Cheerleader (Video)

St. Vincent’s Annie Clark has a new video out for “Cheerleader”, a song off her 2011 record “Strange Mercy”, named one of Their Bated Breath’s Top 15 Albums of the year. “Strange Mercy” is just one stage in the continuing evolution of St. Vincent. At its most visionary moments, it’s luxuriating, flaunting, extravagant, lush, strange,…

ST. VINCENT | Live on MTV Hive

Today you can watch a live stream of St. Vincent’s concert at Webster Hall in New York City via the website MTV Hive. It’s part of its NYC Series and begins at 9 p.m. U.S. ET. St. Vincent will perform songs from her newest LP, “Strange Mercy”, along with songs from her previous records. Read…

ST. VINCENT | Best Live Videos

St. Vincent just released her newest album, “Strange Mercy”, which means newer videos are being posted as Annie Clark plays more live shows featuring the new material. There was the Metropolitan Museum of Art show in New York, the Spin Magazine solo set, the show at Space 15 Twenty, and now KCRW put up a…

ST. VINCENT | Strange Mercy

By David D. Robbins Jr. | Their Bated Breath Album: St. Vincent “Strange Mercy” (2011) Release date: Sept 13 The strength of Annie Clark’s music, from 2003’s “Ratsliveonnoevilstar” to her newest release as St. Vincent, “Strange Mercy” (2011), rests largely on one thing: Her ability to combine strange and harsh elements with beautiful ones. On…

ST. VINCENT | Cruel (Video)

It’s a busy day in the world of St. Vincent. She posted a new video for the song “Cruel”, which will be featured on her upcoming release, “Strange Mercy”, out on September 13th. The video was directed by Terri Timely, who also created videos for “Actor Out of Work” and “Marrow”. Today St. Vincent is…

ST. VINCENT | Surgeon

After a couple of days of Twitter fun, St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) released her new single, ‘Surgeon,’ available as a free download here. It’s the fourth track off her upcoming 11-song release “Strange Mercy” — due out on Sept. 13 via 4AD. Clark had asked fans to tweet hashtag “#strangemercy” in order to unlock…

ST. VINCENT | #strangemercy

St. Vincent’s upcoming release, “Strange Mercy”, is out September 13. It’s Annie Clark’s follow-up to 2009’s stunning “Actor”. Today Clark sent out an e-mail to fans asking them to re-tweet the hashtag #strangemercy to unlock four video clips and an MP3. I just added mine. One video is open already, which features a number of…

MYSTIC CHORDS | Sufjan Stevens

BROADEN A NEW SOUND: Sufjan Steven’s 2005 record “Illinois” has been called one of the best albums of the past decade, and with good reason. In part, because of its wildly effusive sense of vocal harmony, and topics so strange, and so intricately written. “John Wayne Gacy Jr.” chronicled the life of the serial killer…

A SAVAGE BEAUTY | Annie Clark (St. Vincent)

The Music of Annie Clark by David D. Robbins Jr. he strings begin. Annie Clark tilts her head back. Her mouth opens wide, pronouncing each syllable — clearly luxuriating in the feeling of the words easing from her mouth. It’s the transitional moment when possession turns into offering. Her intonation is the elegant wrapping of…

OH MY ANNIE | St. Vincent

CHANNELING ZEP: My good friends have seen this before, and know that I am addicted to this wonderful video version of St. Vincent playing “Oh, My God” for Lake Fever Sessions. This track showcases many of St. Vincent’s (a.k.a., Annie Clark) considerable qualities. Her lyrics: “When the drink goes in, the devil comes out. /…

LINKED Vol.#1 | Oh My God!

The “Linked” post is a hodge-podge of the latest intriguing things I find on the Internet. Think of it as a breath of fresh air. A break from all music all-the-time. You’ll find posts to good articles, maybe a link to a slick piece of artwork, or a cool new blog, mixed in with the…