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    NEW ALBUM - "Strange Mercy" to be released September 12

    http://4ad.com/st-vincent/news/~announces-new-al/



    St. Vincent, the nom-de-stage of Annie Clark, has confirmed the release of new album Strange Mercy, on 12th September. Having worked together on 2009's Actor, Clark reunited with producer John Congleton, recording the album in her hometown of Dallas, TX at Elmwood Studios. The 11 new tracks showcase Clark's inimitable gift for melody, packing elegant arrangements with hefty emotional punches.

    Clark's virtuosity has long been recognised, and Strange Mercy finds her redefining the idea of the guitar hero, utilizing the instrument as a pointillist artist might wield a brush. On 'Cruel' she elicits punchy bursts like an R&B horn section. 'Cheerleader' froths and boils, with deep and fuzzy guitars bubbling up to the surface, while 'Surgeon' twirls about endlessly, Clark's vocals dancing amid a blizzard of notes.

    Strange Mercy isn't an entirely solitary affair either, with Clark joined by a host of other musicians. Included among them are Beck keyboardist and musical director Brian LeBarton, Grammy Award winning musician Bobby Sparks on mini Moog, clavinet, Arp and Wurlitzer, Midlake’s MacKenzie Smith on drums, Daniel Hart on violin, Evan Smith on woodwinds and Phil Palazzolo.

    Since the release of her 2009 album Actor, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200, Clark has collaborated with some of the biggest names in indie music. She 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. More recently, just last month she blew away a sold-out New York crowd at Michael Azerrad's "Our Concert Could Be Your Life", with a performance of Big Black's 'Kerosene', which the NME described as "a revelation of biblical proportions".

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    So excited! Gorgeous photo.

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    Oh goody! I just recently got into her other two albums and now BAM! another one!

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    I Love her!!!! Looking forward.

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    Wow, so soon! Annie is amazing and I have nothing but the utmost optimism for this album. And she looks absolutely beautiful in that photo. Now, if only Neko Case can put something out soon, my year will be complete.

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    The album sounds promising based off of the bits of info in the press release, and both Marry Me and Actor are excellent, so I'm sure this will be too.

    Hopefully we'll get a single and tour dates in the next month, I can't wait to see her live again. Last time I saw her was great, and hopefully this time the venue will have better sound.

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    I'm supposed to get the album really soon, I'll definitely let you guys know what it's like I remember hearing Actor for the first time and it was so incredibly unlike anything else I had heard before I'm really looking forward to Strange Mercy.

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    We're looking forward to hearing your thoughts! Your preliminary review of Actor got me psyched for its release.

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    01. Chloe in the Afternoon 3:00
    02. Cruel 3:39
    03. Cheerleader 3:33
    04. Surgeon 4:29
    05. Northern Lights 3:38
    06. Strange Mercy 4:33
    07. Neutered 4:18
    08. Champagne 3:33
    09. Dilettante 4:08
    10. Hysterical Strength 3:21
    11. Year of the Tiger 3:32

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    YAY! So exciting. I'm so glad that Annie is also a fan of brevity. These short concise albums (Antlers, Bon Iver) are making me very happy indeed.

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    Sexy keyboards, mmm.

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    Album cover and tour dates!



    07-13 London, England - Barbican Centre
    08-25 New York, NY - Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    10-02 Minneapolis, MN - McGuire Theatre
    10-03 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
    10-05 Chicago, IL - Metro
    10-06 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
    10-07 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
    10-08 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
    10-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
    10-12 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
    10-13 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
    10-14 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
    10-18 Los Angeles, CA - Music Box
    10-20 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
    10-23 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
    10-24 Austin, TX - Moody Theater at ACL Live
    10-25 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
    10-26 New Orleans, LA - TBA
    10-28 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
    10-30 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
    11-01 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
    11-02 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
    11-03 New York, NY - Webster Hall
    11-04 Boston, MA - Royale

    The video for Laughing with a Mouth of Blood is over on P4K, as well.
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    Ooh, I'm excited Annie's playing the new Union Transfer venue in Philly. It hasn't opened yet, but the sound is supposedly going to be great and it'll be a better venue for her than any of the other options in Philly.

    I'm not a fan of the cover though, it manages to be both creepy and weirdly sexual considering how little St. Vincent's appeal is based on sex/looks.

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    So excited! Count me in for both NYC shows!

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    This album is really very very good. Excellent, I'd say.

    If anyone has a question they'd like to ask Annie, I'm interviewing her later today...
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