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“I’ve played dumb when I knew better/ tried too hard just to be clever.”

“Desperate don’t look good on you/ neither does your virtue.”

some of my favorite St. Vincent lyrics and actually the first sentence is from a song off the new album, Strange Mercy, and it might be my new anthem. Ha so might the second one, just kidding.

What you need to know. 1. Chloe in the Afternoon – based off the Eric Romer film, the final of a series of six moral tales. Never seen the film but I like the song.

2. Cruel – I know the story behind this video.

3. Annie Erin Clark likes to crowd surf with her guitar, maybe while playing it, she has a sick voice and awesome cheek bones.

4. Her drummer’s name is Mark Johnson but he kinda looks like the lead singer from the National, but he’s not.

5. St. Vincent (Annie) has great stories that involve the Holiday Inn Express in D.C., a graveyard and some white tailed deer. But the way she tells the story is key – “and it might have been Halloween and we might have been drinking and we might have climbed the wall into the graveyard, and we might have seen deer and we might have thought we could catch them.”

6. She played an entire show and encore without playing some of my favorites including Paris is Burning, The Strangers, but I didn’t care, her new album rocks and she put on a great show. Better than the last time I saw her in DC of all places.

NPR music on Strange Mercy – agreed guitar solos are pretty cool. Listen. Find out tour stuff.