*latest update on (01/14/07)*
I know what you're thinking. Is this about that independent sovereign state Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean Sea? If you haven't heard the buzz going around lately about that artist who's been opening for Sufjan's UK tour, this is for you.
Meet st.vincent, otherwise known as Annie Clark, one of the guitarists from the "fragile army" of The Polyphonic Spree. I'm not familiar with most of Polyphonic Spree's work but after hearing Annie Clark's available songs on her MySpace, i find no similarities with the two. It's kinda like Jenny Lewis and Rilo Kiley, totally different. I mean why make something for your solo project that sounds identical to your band's style when you can do that later?
When I close my eyes and listen to Annie Clark's songs, I see her in the early 40's and 50's era, playing the piano in a ballroom full of aristocrats slow dancing. She has that old American orchestral sound to her voice and it just sounds so pleasant. Expect her album to come out around early 2007.
She has two tour dates left with Sufjan Stevens, so if you live in Reykjavik, head out into the cold and go see her. She's opening for Sufjan and also playing with him.
November 17 Reykjavik - Iceland - Frikirkjan Church
November 18 Reykjavik - Iceland - Frikirkjan Church
Paris is Burning - St. Vincent
Listen to more songs on her myspace (especially "Marry Me)
Gorilla vs. Bear has a Nico song titled "These days" covered by Annie Clark.
***news update (01/14): Buy the EP that was sold during the European tour here. It's a three-song EP including, "Paris Is Burning", "What Me Worry" and the lovely cover "These Days".