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Portlandia is a show by, for, and about indie rock types, so it’s no surprise that indie big dogs show up in sketches every so often. This past weekend’s episode featured two. St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, who first collaborated with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein back when they were the online sketch duo ThunderAnt, played… More »

The next stop on the Gummys express is Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011; ten females, ten males, one Gosling. Hit the gallery to check out the winners of this award, truly the people’s champions when it comes to crushes. Just outside the fray: EMA and Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner for the ladies,… More »

A few years ago I wrote a positive review of CocoRosie’s The Adventures of Ghosthorse And Stillborn. Too positive, it turns out: The publication that assigned it killed the piece at the 11th hour and instead ran a snarky takedown. I’d never had that happen before and I’ve been championing challenging music for a long… More »

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Record Store Day Announces 2015 Release List

Record Store Day just announced its list of exclusive releases, and as usual, it includes a lot of noteworthy vinyl pressings as well as a few that you will see and think, “Why the hell would anyone ever think it necessary to own that on vinyl?” For example: the soundtrack to the first four seaso… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 10, 2015 - 4:54 pm

St. Vincent Interviews Gang Of Four’s Andy Gill About Distortion Pedals, Soccer Tricks, And The Grateful Dead

Annie Clark recently sat down for a conversation with Gang Of Four’s Andy Gill for The Talkhouse’s podcast. Clark has long called Gill one of her favorite guitar players and, for a lot of their 45-minute chat, they nerd out about technique and obscure musical history. They also discuss the pitfalls of commercial radio, share… More »

By: James Rettig / March 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm

yMusic – “Proven Badlands” (Composed By Annie Clark)

Annie Clark, better known to most of us as St. Vincent, has composed a piece called “Proven Badlands” for the orchestral ensemble yMusic. The track is as playful and prettily fierce as anything you’d expect from Clark. It’ll appear on yMusic’s new album Beautiful Mechanical, but you can download it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 22, 2011 - 4:58 pm