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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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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,…
Tom Breihan | February 10, 2012 - 3:23 pm
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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 Damie…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2012 - 1:37 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2012 - 4:09 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | January 23, 2012 - 9:14 am
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St. Vincent Does “Cheerleader” For Conan

Last night, St. Vincent took Strange Mercy cut "Cheerleader" to Conan, starting the performance out with a nice homage to a certain famous Elvis Costello
Corban Goble | January 17, 2012 - 9:24 am
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The 10 Best Late Night TV Performances Of 2011

Our annual list of late night television's best performances has quickly become an annual exercise in big-upping Jimmy Fallon's music talent booker. Way to go,…
Amrit Singh | December 22, 2011 - 10:37 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Albums Of 2011

It's been fun, but now it's time to wrap up the Gummy Awards with the big final list: your picks for the year's top 10…
Stereogum | December 21, 2011 - 11:23 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 20 Indie Rock Crushes Of 2011

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…
Stereogum | December 20, 2011 - 12:24 pm
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011

The Gummy Awards rollout continues today with Your Top 10 Music Videos Of 2011, and while there's not a lot of surprises here, it's a…
Stereogum | December 13, 2011 - 9:24 am
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The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011

Today we begin rolling out the results of this year's Gummy Awards: The only set of lists which are perfectly impervious to comment section backlash…
Stereogum | December 12, 2011 - 12:46 pm
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St. Vincent Covers The Pop Group On Fallon

St. Vincent took the Pop Group's "She Is Beyond Good And Evil," a number she's been playing out for a little while, to Late Night
Corban Goble | November 8, 2011 - 10:59 am
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St. Vincent – “Year Of The Tiger” Live Video

Enduring roster champion 4AD has done well to create a strong brand with high production standards out of their in-house live video series. In a…
Amrit Singh | October 28, 2011 - 10:05 am
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St. Vincent Covers The Pop Group, Plays KCRW

Earlier this year, St. Vincent's Annie Clark earned some serious respect from skeptics and converts alike with her absolutely ferocious fire-eyed cover of Big Black'…
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2011 - 5:23 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2011 - 4:58 pm
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Premature Evaluation: St. Vincent Strange Mercy

Apparently, the appeal of a girl that looks an American Doll who also happens to create manic, spastic riffs is not lost on the people.
Corban Goble | September 2, 2011 - 12:10 pm
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St. Vincent Covers Tom Waits For Spin

The St. Vincent Strange Mercy cycle is furiously churning right now. So, if you’re all the way through the rabbit hole on this one, here’s
Corban Goble | August 30, 2011 - 2:49 pm
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St. Vincent Brings “Cruel” To Letterman

Last night St. Vincent took "Cruel" (which recently got a creepy, fun video) to Letterman's stage. Though she's only been playing with the new band…
Corban Goble | August 30, 2011 - 10:07 am

St. Vincent @ The Met’s Temple Of Dendur, NYC 8/25/11

For this post, the role of Music Blogger will be played by Videogum's own Kelly Conaboy. Kelly is the biggest St. Vincent-head we know so
Kelly Conaboy | August 26, 2011 - 11:34 am
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St. Vincent – “Cruel” Video

St. Vincent's forthcoming Strange Mercy is one of the most-anticipated releases of that fall; since totally owning some Big Black covers at the Our Band
Corban Goble | August 25, 2011 - 9:46 am
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St. Vincent – “Surgeon”

All your "#strangemercy" tweeting paid off: St. Vincent's lead Strange Mercy track has finally been unlocked. It's called "Surgeon" and it goes a number of…
brandon | July 22, 2011 - 9:35 am
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