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St. Vincent

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St. Vincent is a name of at least three artists:

1) A pseudonym of Annie Clark (b. 28 Sept 1982), a USA multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter. She was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens’ touring band. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and as a teenager worked as the tour manager for her uncle’s band Tuck & Patti. She grew up in Dallas and attended Lake Highlands High School, graduating in 2001. Following this, she went on to attend Berklee College of Music, dropping out 3 years later. Soon after this, she joined The Polyphonic Spree. In 2003, during her time at Berklee, she released an EP with fellow students, entitled RatsLiveOnNoEvilStar.

Clark joined Sufjan Stevens’ touring band in 2006, bringing with her a tour EP entitled Paris Is Burning. It contains three tracks, including a cover version of Jackson Browne’s These Days.

Clark released her début album, Marry Me, 10 July 2007 on Beggars Banquet Records. Named after a line from the cult-hit television show Arrested Development, the LP features appearances from drummer Brian Teasley (Man or Astro-Man?, The Polyphonic Spree), Mike Garson (David Bowie’s longtime pianist), and horn player Louis Schwadron (The Polyphonic Spree).

In 2008 Clark was nominated for three PLUG Independent Music Awards: New Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Music Video of the Year, and on 6 March 2008, she won the Female Artist of the Year award.

Her second album for 4AD, entitled Actor, was released on 5 May 2009. It was written entirely by Clark and produced by Clark and John Congleton of The pAper chAse.

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  • Naks_

    So good.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • islalbuquerque

    Merecia mais ouvintes [2]

    yesterday evening Reply
  • R-Mac

    St. Vincent is the Queen Bey of indie.

    Yesterday 7:40pm Reply
  • marisasophie

    Check out my blog post studying St. Vincent's transition to a major record label! http://musicyoumayhavemissed.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/indie-roots-on-a-major-label-a-study-of-st-vincent/

    Yesterday 7:03pm Reply
  • Nakkinak

    HOW IS ANNIE HOW IS ANNIE HOW IS ANNIE HOW IS ANNIE

    Yesterday 6:58pm Reply
  • carlos41186

    She was absolutely mental at Corona Capital fest Mexico City!!

    16 Oct 4:02am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    "She was honestly playing random notes half the time." Did you know what is atonalism, chromaticism and dodecaphony music? did you know that Stravinsky influenced her on that kind of compositional techniques? (I don't pretend to be rude or arrogant, just rhetorical questions to show my point of view :P)

    15 Oct 6:04pm Reply
  • BWalshy

    I agree, she is good live, but she's kinda full of herself. She also pretends to be way better at guitar than she actually is, going crazy over guitar solos while she shakes around. She was honestly playing random notes half the time. Still worth seeing, but she's a little too "head in the clouds" for me when I was watching her live. Just wanted her to play more songs instead of spazzing out, she could have probably fit 2 or 3 more into the set if she had sped things up.

    14 Oct 10:06pm Reply
  • DrSlump7

    I want to hear her yodel.

    14 Oct 7:43pm Reply
  • Jeh3k

    dat bone structure....scrumptious

    13 Oct 10:24am Reply
  • wachenroder

    Zion Radio

    12 Oct 10:12pm Reply
  • KevinVillage

    hey man you began directing your comments at me and told me to shut up. i have no beef.

    12 Oct 2:30am Reply
  • TheMathPires

    Som agradável, realmente merecia mais ouvintes.

    11 Oct 2:43am Reply
  • shineown

    Merecia mais ouvintes... =/

    11 Oct 2:03am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    someone likes something you dislike. get over it, buddy.

    10 Oct 5:59pm Reply
  • KevinVillage

    @nicolasbj: someone dislikes something you like. get over it, buddy.

    10 Oct 1:50pm Reply
  • TehSamurai

    Annie just climbed on the second floor balcony of the House of Blues and poured beer on people. She nailed the old guy next to me and got my Nick Cave shirt wet.

    10 Oct 3:59am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    maybe she thought you were awful too (?)

    10 Oct 2:04am Reply
  • islalbuquerque

    Muscle connects to the bone, And bone to the ire and the marrow ♥

    10 Oct 1:55am Reply
  • jess502

    She kinda rocks

    10 Oct 1:15am Reply
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