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For being the biggest city in America, it took a hell of a long time for New York to lock down a festival. Sure, we have CMJ and Northside and venues booked tight throughout the year, but recreating the traditional “field day out” experience that’s become the norm across the rest of the country i… More »

Earlier today, I published my list of the 40 best music videos of 2014. It’s always a bit dangerous to publish a year-end list before the year is actually over, especially in this new surprise-release universe where we now live. But it sure looks like the music-video universe has slowed down for the holiday season,… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

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Watch David Byrne & St. Vincent Play Fallon

David Byrne and St. Vincent’s collaborative Love This Giant is out today, and to celebrate they stepped out on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform a couple of cuts. Head below to see the duo do “Who” and “The Forest Awakes.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 11, 2012 - 8:47 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The music-video universe took a bit of a week off this week; Labor Day, I guess, will do that. But there was still plenty of good stuff out this week; the relative scarcity just meant that I didn’t have to cut anything deeply awesome to put this list together. Check out this week’s list below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 7, 2012 - 10:23 am

David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who” Video

David Byrne and St. Vincent have teamed up to record the herky-jerk pop-funk album Love This Giant, and it comes out next week. And now we get the appealingly loony black-and-white sketch of a video for the catchily off-kilter first single and album opener “Who,” in which Byrne and Annie Clark take turns lying dow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Stream David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant

Ladies and gentleman, it’s September now, so the release calendar is about to get pretty wild. To that effect, it’s probably fitting that one of the most anticipated collaborations of the latter half of the year — St. Vincent & David Byrne’s Love This Giant, from which we have already heard “Who” and “Weekend InMore »

By: Corban Goble / September 4, 2012 - 7:57 am

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Weekend In The Dust”

This morning, another cut from David Byrne and St. Vincent’s forthcoming collaborative record Love This Giant surfaced, a horn-accented track chant called “Weekend In The Dust.” It immediately follows the previously-discussed “Who” on the record and you can hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 30, 2012 - 9:14 am

Craig Wedren & St. Vincent – “Sisters Of The Moon” (Fleetwood Mac Cover)

Track by track, the forthcoming Just Tell Me That You Want Me: Tribute To Fleetwood Mac compilation is revealing itself to us, as we’ve already heard contributions from the likes of Tame Impala, Washed Out, the Kills, Lee Ranaldo Band featuring J. Mascis, MGMT, Lykke Li, Antony, Best Coast and New Pornographers. Whew. Where doe… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012 - 9:27 am

David Byrne & St. Vincent – “Who” & Love This Giant Details

Well this is pretty awesome. Two high-wire art-pop all-stars, St. Vincent and David Byrne, have teamed up to make a full-length collaborative album called Love This Giant together, and they’re also getting ready to head out on a full-scale North American tour. It drops at the end of the summer. The two got together at… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2012 - 12:46 pm

St. Vincent – “Some Of Them Are Old” (Brian Eno Cover)

Annie Clark is one of indie rock’s most reputable cover crafters, so it’s no surprise that her cover of Brian Eno’s “Some Of Them Are Old,” recorded at Elvis Costello keyboardist Steve Nieve’s home in Paris, is another solid addition to her arsenal. Watch footage of the performance, spliced with open road and Mojave desert… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 5, 2012 - 3:43 pm

Listen To St. Vincent On Comedy Bang Bang

Scott Aukerman’s (“Mr. Show,” “Between Two Ferns”) comedy podcast Comedy Bang Bang recently turned three, and to celebrate, people like Zach Galifianakis and St. Vincent rolled through. Annie Clark’s contribution was three acoustic performances — “Cruel,” “Surgeon” and “Cheerleader” — which you can hear below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 2, 2012 - 3:01 pm

Watch St. Vincent On Jools Holland

On the latest episode of the British show Later With Jools Holland, St. Vincent rolled through and played “Cruel,” once again making something exceedingly difficult look easy. Indie stardom continues to agree with Annie Clark. Watch it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012 - 8:52 am

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their second fest go-around. John Fogerty joined the Black Keys, Annie Clark of St. Vincent sang with Andrew Bird, and Thom Yorke came out during Modeselektor’s set to perform “Shipwreck.” The… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

St. Vincent – “KROKODILl” & “GROT”

St. Vincent’s much anticipated Record Store Day contribution was a red vinyl 7″ with two new songs, “KROKODIL” and “GROT.” The former was premiered during her set at Coachella last weekend. Now you can hear both studio cuts below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 22, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Watch Radiohead, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Azealia Banks, And More Play Coachella 2012

Coachella weekend one rages on, and last night featured sets from marquee acts like Radiohead, Bon Iver, Azealia Banks and ASAP Rocky. Their sets have been thrown up online, which you can watch below. Notable: St. Vincent plays her new song, “KROKODIL,” during her performance. Also notable: streaming sets today (all times PST) include Wild… More »

By: Corban Goble / April 15, 2012 - 2:02 pm

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it’s full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you’re into indie rock, skewing the more arrangement-heavy… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012 - 5:36 pm

Watch St. Vincent On Gossip Girl

Tonight, your favorite television show in the entire universe will get just a tiny bit better when St. Vincent makes a guest appearance on Gossip Girl. Below, we’ve got a minute-long video from tonight’s episode, in which Annie Clark and friends play a little bit of “Cruel” and Blair and Serena have a conversation that’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012 - 12:39 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

After last week’s avalanche of amazing videos, things slowed up a bit this week. Still, our top pick is an uncanny, impossible-to-forget piece of work, and there’s plenty of other good stuff further down the list. Check out our picks below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2012 - 3:23 pm

St. Vincent – “Cheerleader” Video

The video for St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy track “Cheerleader” opens with a giant Annie Clark laying prone on an art-museum floor, looking like a Damien Hirst shark. It would be a malicious act of spoilerization if I described anything else that happened after, but know that things get as unsettling and uncanny as they alway… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Watch St. Vincent & Isaac Brock On Portlandia + Fred Armisen’s 10 Favorite Portland Bands

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2012 - 4:09 pm

St. Vincent Covers Pearl Jam’s “Black”

While Friday night’s Williamsburg incarnation of the Portlandia Tour featured the likes of Adam Horovitz and Hugh Cornwell (of the Stranglers), St. Vincent’s Annie Clark showed up at Saturday’s stop at the Bowery Ballroom, where she performed Pearl Jam’s “Black.” When Carrie and Fred said that every night’s show would be different, so they ain’t… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 23, 2012 - 9:14 am
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