St. Vincent, Brooklyn’s sweetheart Annie Clark, has a style that can suit anyone’s fancy. And Actor is a powerful example of an astonishing effort from Clark to develop down right delightful tunes. It’s the warm coffee in the morning. As well as the ecstasy for an exciting night. If “Laughing With A Mouth of Blood” doesn’t make you feel like break-dancing at your closest Starbucks, there is something seriously wrong with you. “Marrow” should be that sort of cut that leaves you feeling less whole when it is all sang and done. And how can you not feel like taking a candle-lit bath filled with cheap wine when you hear “The Bed”?
If none of these scenarios apply, go ahead and get yourself checked.
With Annie’s recent addition to the peculiar indie rock riddle soundtrack to Twilight Saga: New Moon, she has not gone unnoticed as of recent times. Though she’s been dazzling audiences for some time, things really seem to be moving along a destiny inspired path. What Juno did for Kimya Dawson a few years ago is coming back in full force. No matter how the premise of said films strikes you, with this artist in tow, it proves to at least sound good. St. Vincent will certainly act as a major influence in the astonishing and sometimes far to predicable world of indie rock.
4AD [CD, 2009]
1. The Strangers
2. Save Me From What I Want
3. The Neighbors
4. Actor Out Of Work
5. Black Rainbow
6. Laughing With A Mouthful Of Blood
8. The Bed
9. The Party
10. Just The Same But Brand New
11. The Sequel