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St. Vincent

St. Vincent: Perhaps The Best World Cafe Performance And Conversation Ever

Annie Clark, who is St. Vincent, has never done anything musically as it might be expected. From the beginning her guitar playing defied convention. And her compositions have shown sharp evolution from her first album Marry Me in 2007.
The new self-titled album is her fourth and comes on the heels of her collaboration with David Byrne on the Love This Giant album and tour.
She is our guest for the full hour today. We will hear 6 performances of the new songs from the stage of World Cafe Live interspersed with insightful conversation explaining how Annie Clark works and writes. This includes the sometimes surprising stories behind the origin of these new songs.
As a gift we have made available a download of one of the highlights, the song “Prince Johnny” on our World Cafe Tumblr (

Session Setlist
Digital Witness
Birth in Reverse
I Prefer Your Love
Huey Newton
Prince Johnny

Recent Release:St. Vincent
Release Date:February 25, 2014
Label:Loma Vista/Republic