St. Vincent Biography
St. Vincent is the band of singer-multi-instrumentalist, Annie Clark. The 23- year old is a veteran guitarist for two musical armies, The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Steven's touring band. Marry Me, St. Vincent's debut record, will be available on Beggars Banquet July 2007.
On Marry Me we see a smartly crafted deluge of guitar, bass, and beats pulsing forward with warmth and immediacy alongside Annie’s classy soprano. Her lyrics can be weird or tongue-in-cheek or dead serious, capturing verily what it feels like to be 23 years old in America and caught up in the delirium of love blues and wartime blues and the various swashbuckling adventures of existence.
Horns and strings cry out brassy and full-bodied over digital keyboards. Songs rock out vigorously, break down into squiggling post-noise-rock deconstructions, roll out mellow and slow-flowing as a river. Backing harmonies and kiddie choirs loom in the distance, rise, and lilt above the stately grandiosity. And she keeps good company. David Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson shows up on two songs, as does Brian Teasley from Man or Astro-man but, mostly, it’s just Annie, a multi-instrumentalist for a new era.
St. Vincent Bio from Discogs
Annie Clark (born September 28, 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a singer / multi-instrumentalist and performs under the name St. Vincent. She began learning guitar at the age of 12, having been partially influenced by her uncle, Tuck Andress, of the jazz duo Tuck & Patti. Clark also plays piano, organ, drums, bass guitar, theremin and vibraphone. She has performed with The Polyphonic Spree, Sufjan Stevens touring band and collaborated and toured with David Byrne (Talking Heads). In November 2013, Clark received the prestigious Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award. She performed with remaining members of Nirvana at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014. In May 2014, she performed on SNL's season finale. She toured with The Black Keys in December 2014.