ST. VINCENT TO TOUR AUSTRALIA

Following the release of her internationally acclaimed album Strange Mercy, St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) will tour Australia in March 2012, performing headline shows in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

St. Vincent has gone from strength to strength since the release of Strange Mercy in September 2011 via 4AD / Remote Control. Debuting at #18 in the Billboard Top 200 in the US and being scored 9.0 by Pitchfork, the album has racked up the year-end list accolades: #7 in NME, #8 in Q, #9 in Time, #10 in the Sunday Times and #26 in Rolling Stone USA among many others. She graced the covers of the September issue of SPIN as well as Under the Radar. Network television appearances have included The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and an upcoming shot on Conan. In February, she will be featured in the wildly popular US television series Gossip Girl.

Strange Mercy features very little of the baroque strings, woodwinds, and reeds that marked 2009’s Actor, and the grooves are sturdy, deep and beguiling. “I wanted to make things direct and immediate,” Clark says. “I didn’t tinker. I tried to keep the arrangements pretty simple and use just enough instrumentation to get the point across. I didn’t want anything to get in the way.” Consequently, it’s a much more guitar-oriented album than Clark has ever made. She is one of the most gifted guitarists to come along in the new millennium, and Strange Mercy is filigreed with indelible hooklines and ingenious rhythm parts, not to mention debonair solos and a couple of glorious Frippy freak-outs.

Annie is also hard at work on a much-anticipated collaboration album with the legendary David Byrne. Previously, she has recorded and performed with The National and dueted with Bon Iver on a track for Twilight: New Moon.

While Annie has performed in Australia in a solo capacity at Sydney Festival, this will be the Australian debut of her new full-band show, which had the Guardian raving in its 4-star review of the London performance: “Pure and luscious…(sending) prickles up the spine. Clark extracts maximum fuzziness from her guitar, her plectrum technique so fierce that a woman sitting near me gasps, ‘she plays like a man!’”.

ST.VINCENT
Strange Mercy Australian Tour
Presented by Billions Australia 

ON SALE NOW

THU 8 MARCH· ROSEMOUNT Perth
Tickets from www.heatseeker.com.au, mills, planet, 78

SAT 10 MARCH· THE HIFI Brisbane
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au

MON 12 MARCH· FACTORY THEATRE Sydney
Tickets from www.factorytheatre.com.au or www.ticketek.com.au

WED 14 MARCH· THE HIFI Melbourne
Tickets from www.thehifi.com.au

FRI 16 MAR – ADELAIDE FESTIVAL, ADELAIDE - NEW SHOW ADDED


St. Vincent – Strange Mercy is out now via 4AD/ Remote Control
Strange Mercy - St. Vincent

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