Friday, 27 April 2007

You don't mean that, say you're sorry.

"Now. Now." by St. Vincent
from 'Marry Me' (2007)

Annie Clark, under the name St. Vincent, is producing some fantastic music right now. Seriously, amazing stuff. Given her credentials, it's not that surprising really - she's performed with both The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens, both personal favourites in my musical options. 'Now. Now.' is typical of Clark's style - broken but melodic, repetitive but evolving. Sounding nothing like Stevens or the Spree by any degree it would be impossible to argue against her style - it's hard to believe there aren't a hundred other bands out there sounding just like her. As well as this, you can grab another equally fantastic track from the bottom there - 'Paris is Burning'. I honestly couldn't choose between the two - 'Now. Now.' is desperately sad and filled with denial, 'Paris Is Burning' twinkles like a twisted circus and bursts with broken urgencies. I love them both very much.

"Paris Is Burning" by St. Vincent

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