St. Vincent Returns with 'Strange Mercy'
Published Jun 02, 2011It's a good day to be a St. Vincent fan. The singer (born Annie Clarke) has just announced that she will release her next album, Strange Mercy, via 4AD on September 13 (a day earlier in the UK).
The record is the follow-up to 2009's wildly praised Actor and sees Clark pairing up with producer John Congleton, who also produced Actor.
According to the press release, "Clark's virtuosity has long been recognized, and Strange Mercy finds her redefining the idea of the guitar hero, utilizing the instrument as a pointillist artist might wield a brush."
The PR also provides a few track descriptions, stating, "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."
Unfortunately, there is no cover art or a complete tracklisting just yet. However, we do have a list of album guests, which include Beck keyboardist and musical director Brian LeBarton, Grammy winner Bobby Sparks, Midlake's MacKenzie Smith, Daniel Hart, Evan Smith and Phil Palazzolo.
And while that release date is still a ways off, below you can watch St. Vincent's recent live cover of Big Black's "Kerosene."