St. Vincent – These Days (DUMBO Session)

This DUMBO Session was shot and recorded live at Atlantic Sound and Union Hall in Brooklyn. It features St. Vincent performing a Nico cover, “These Days.”

I was sold by the first note, after which full ardor with the closeup shot of her brown distant eyes looking beyond the seen (scene) to the unseen. Lovely performance in minimalism, that breathes fully alive, turgid, and timeless.

St. Vincent & Dua Lipa | Masseduction / One Kiss | 2019 GRAMMYs


St Vincent – 4AD Session

In September of this year, St Vincent took a giant leap forward with the release of the third album, Strange Mercy. This time out Annie Clark was to combine her long-celebrated musical virtuosity with ambitious songwriting that ran a gamut of emotional cadences, all the while underpinned by a colorful sense of melody.

Recording these songs live for the first time, St Vincent has performed four tracks from Strange Mercy for the tenth visual installment in the 4AD Session series. Shot at Shangri-La Studios in the heart of the Brooklyn film and photography district in Greenpoint, the session was recorded with Annie’s new band, Daniel Mintseris (keys), Toko Yasuda (Moog), and Matthew Johnson (drums). Given St Vincent’s transgression from the underground to the pop spotlight over the course of three studio albums, it’s somewhat fitting that Shangri-La host the session having initially earned its name as a secret spot known only through word of mouth.


1. Chloe In The Afternoon
2. Surgeon
3. Strange Mercy
4. Year Of The Tiger

St. Vincent returns to Later… with Jools to perform Fast Slow Disco

St. Vincent performs Fast Slow Disco on Later… with Jools Holland on BBC Two (5 June 2018).
St-Vincent on Jools Holland

St. Vincent’s Life in 6+ Riffs

St. Vincent on Pantera, Nirvana, ‘Cannonball’ and more life-changing riffs.
Singer-songwriter Annie Clark, better known as , St. Vincent has toured with Sufjan Stevens, made an album with David Byrne, and won a Grammy as a solo artist in 2015. And now, in collaboration with Ernie Ball Music Man, she is the first to woman to design guitars to for the mass market. The guitars, however are not made solely for women, St. Vincent explains that the focus of her design was to make sure the guitar, ”was as comfortable to play sitting as it was standing up,” for all musicians.

VICE News’ Mary H.K. Choi went to Los Angeles to see what it’s like to engineer an instrument from the ground up.


St. Vincent – Full Concert – 02/27/09 – Great American Music Hall (OFFICIAL)

St. Vincent – Full Concert
Recorded Live: 2/27/2009 – Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA)

0:00:00​ – Human Racing
0:05:06​ – Jesus Saves, I Spend
0:10:59​ – The Strangers
0:17:12​ – Marry Me
0:25:09​ – Land Mines
0:31:16​ – Dig A Pony
0:39:17​ – Marrow
0:43:00​ – Your Lips Are Red
0:52:34​ – These Days
0:58:25​ – Paris Is Burning
1:06:13​ – What Me Worry?

David Byrne and St. Vincent | NPR MUSIC LIVE

00:25​ – “Who”
04:33​ – “Strange Overtones”
08:25​ – “Marrow”
12:22​ – “The One Who Broke Your Heart”
16:15​ – “I Am An Ape”
19:25​ – “The Forest Awakes”
25:00​ – “I Should Watch TV”
28:20​ – “Lightning”
32:50​ – “Burning Down The House”
Annie Clark: Guitar/Vocals
David Byrne: Guitar/Vocals
Daniel Mintseris: Keyboards, Musical Director
Brian Wolfe: Drums
Kelly Pratt: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Flute
Dave Nelson: Trombone
Jon Natchez: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Bryan Murray: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Rachel Drehmann: French Horn
Jason Disu: Trombone
John Altieri: Sousaphone, Tuba
Carter Yasutake: Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Robin Hilton; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Christopher Parks, Maggie Starbard, A.J. Wilhelm; Audio engineer: Pete Keppler; Special thanks to: The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md.; Executive producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins

Sand Dollar in the hand close up with black coral background underwater by Analia Ferrario from Unsplash
Last year’s collaboration between St. Vincent (Annie Clarke) and David Bryne was surprising on many levels. The album they wrote and recorded together, Love This Giant, is inspired and artful, if not as immediately accessible as some of the solo work each of them has made in the past. On stage, performed live at the Strathmore music hall in Bethesda, MD, the songs found their heart and soul. A band of brilliant brass players made the tunes swing a lot more than they do on the record.

Love This Giant allowed both Byrne and Clark to make songs that were slightly out of their comfort zones; they dug into less familiar territory and found something fresh. When performed live, new songs such as “Who” and “I Am an Ape” sound powerful. But old favorites also surfaced from their solo catalogs, whether it was Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House” or the Byrne-Eno collaboration “Strange Overtones,” or St. Vincent performing “Marrow” from her 2009 album Actor.

All of these performances became less about nostalgia or their individual fame, and more about creation and building on something great, from a pair of strong creative souls born 30 years apart.

As you watch the performance, keep an eye out for Kelly Pratt, formerly of the band Beirut, on lead horn, as well as fantastic synchronized dancing choreographed by Annie-B Parson. You can also see Byrne and Clark rehearse for the concert in this special video from our In Practice series.–BOB BOILEN

4AD is a record label owned by the UK-based Beggars Group. It was founded in London under the name “Axis” (after the Hendrix album)[1] by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent in 1980 as an imprint of Beggars Banquet Records. The name was changed to “4AD” after the release of the first 4 singles. In late 1980 Watts-Russell and Kent purchased the label off Beggars Banquet to become an independent record label, then in 1981 Kent sold his share to Watts-Russell.

The label gained prominence in the 1980s for releasing albums from alternative rock, post-punk, gothic rock and dream pop artists, such as Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Modern English, Dead Can Dance, Clan of Xymox, Pixies, Throwing Muses, and Watts-Russell’s own musical project This Mortal Coil. In 1987, the label scored an international hit with the dance music single “Pump Up the Volume” by the one-off project M/A/R/R/S. 4AD continued to have success in the 1990s and 2000s with releases from The Breeders, Lush, Red House Painters, Camera Obscura, TV on the Radio, St. Vincent, and Bon Iver. The label’s current roster includes acts such as The National, Grimes, Beirut, Daughter, Deerhunter, Big Thief, Purity Ring, and Future Islands.

In 1999, Watts-Russell sold 4AD back to the Beggars Group. The label’s history has been detailed by Martin Aston in the biography Facing The Other Way, released in 2013.

Dry Cleaning – Scratchcard Lanyard (Official Video)

Directed by Rottingdean Bazaar

Set by Rottingdean Bazaar
Director of Photography: Rik Burnell
1st AC: Matt Hillier
2nd AC: Josh Higgins
Editor: Adam Jones
Colorist: Jason Wallis
Production: Candy Artists

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Scratchcard Lanyard
Dry Cleaning
Scratchcard Lanyard
Licensed to YouTube by
Beggars (on behalf of 4AD); Warp Music (Publishing), and 1 Music Rights Societies
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The best video, post-modern MTV from the BBC. Deadpan post-proto-punk and the head delivers deadpan better than anyone can be expected. The lyric is British brilliant. What of the bass on this track? Perfect thump and harkening back to a more innocent era. Yes, my fervent period and possibly yours too? What good fun, discovered by accidental logarithm youtube delivery. Hit me square in the cerebellum and also managed to stir my foresaken heart.

Scratchcard Lanyard
Viking Hair
Magic Of Meghan

Host: Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Justin Wilmore & Scott Holopainen
Editor: Jim Beckmann

Dry Cleaning – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

http://KEXP.ORG​ presents Dry Cleaning performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded March 10, 2020.
Scratchcard Lanyard 0:40
Viking Hair 4:38
Interview 8:30
Magic of Meghan 19:57
Conversation 24:12