The Patron Saint of Guitar Shreds and Lyrical Dissonance
"It's the place where poetry goes to die. That's me.St. Vincent
—Annie Clark, on her stage name.
is the stage name
of multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Annie was part of The Polyphonic Spree
(a choral symphonic rock band) and part of Sufjan Stevens
' touring band before going solo with the name St. Vincent, which she claims to be either a reference to Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center, where the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas died in 1953, or her grandmother's middle name.
As of 2014, she has released five albums:
- Marry Me (2007)
- Actor (2009)
- Strange Mercy (2011)
- Love This Giant (2012), a collaboration with David Byrne.
- St. Vincent (2014)
St. Vincent also opened shows to diverse bands like Television, Arcade Fire
, Death Cab for Cutie
, Grizzly Bear and Andrew Bird. She and Bon Iver also composed the song Roslyn
, part of the New Moon
soundtrack- as one of the examples of critically-acclaimed musicians associated with the Twilight
Annie Clark's music contains heavy guitar riffs (her signature instrument) together with somehow melodic singing and melodies, and angry lyrics
In 2013, Annie was awarded the Smithsonian's American Ingenuity Award in the Performing Arts.
You can download the first track from her new album St. Vincent
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