St. Vincent in Berlin

St. Vincent’s feverishly awaited new self-titled album is now eight days away from release, but we’ve only heard studio versions of three of its songs — “Birth In Reverse,” “Digital Witness,” and “Prince Johnny” — though we’ve heard live versions of a few more. On Thursday night, St. Vincent played the Berlin venue Postbahnhof and trotted out a few new songs, including a few we hadn’t seen her live yet. She also wore a dress that made her look like the victim of a very serious gunshot wound and gave the world a look at what I hope is her touring stage set. Below, watch good, clear fan-made videos of her playing new songs “I Prefer Your Love” and “Huey Newton.”

St. Vincent is out 2/25 on Republic/Loma Vista, and maybe if we all listen hard enough, we can figure out why she named a song after an iconic Black Panther Party leader.

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  1. “maybe if we all listen hard enough, we can figure out why she named a song after an iconic Black Panther Party leader.”

    LOL. I tried. Maybe the studio version will enlighten me.

  2. “Huey Newton” is so sick… gentle, funky, menacing… the synths in the first half sound like something Dre would have given Snoop to rap over.

    & its called “Huey Newtown” because she took some Ambien for jet-lag, didn’t fall asleep, and hallucinated that she was talking to Hey Newtown.

  3. slightly less renowned civil rights activist

  4. Not really a fan of her recent Lady Gaga posturing. Much preferred her as a real woman. Anyway, the music sounds good.

  5. This album is going to be bigger and better than Abacab. Mark my words.

  6. Is it just me or does “I Prefer Your Love” sound a little bit like Sara Bareilles’ “Brave”?

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