St. Vincent Unveils Strange Mercy For September

"Fearsome shredder" St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) is set to release her highly anticipated new LP Strange Mercy on September 13, 2011 via 4AD Records. The album’s eerie cover was designed by Clark herself and photographed by Tina Tyrell. Yesterday, The Huffington Post debuted the music video for Strange Mercy track "Cruel." Watch below:

In October, St. Vincent will kick off an extensive fall tour (dates below) in support of Strange Mercy but some lucky New Yorkers got an early preview of the material last night when St. Vincent performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in an event hosted by SPIN Magazine, celebrating their St. Vincent cover feature.

Clark released lead single "Surgeon" in late July, urging fans to tweet the hashtag #strangemercy to unlock the track. In addition, four specially made film vignettes created by Alan Ortiz served as virtual milestones in the build-up to the final reveal. "Surgeon" is now available as a free download on, or streaming below. Beginning with languorous vocals, "Surgeon" spirals into a frenzy of frantic guitars as Clark repeatedly pleads, "Best finest surgeon, come cut me open."

Surgeon by st. vincent

Strange Mercy
‘ Tracklisting:

1. Chloe in the Afternoon
2. Cruel
3. Cheerleader
4. Surgeon
5. Northern Lights
6. Strange Mercy
7. Neutered Fruit
8. Champagne Year
9. Dilettante
10. Hysterical Strength
11. Year of the Tiger

Pre-order Strange Mercy at the links below:
Beggars US store

St. Vincent Fall Tour Dates:
10/2 – Minneapolis, MN @ McGuire Theatre
10/3 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
10/5 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/6 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
10/7 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
10/8 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/14 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
10/24 – Austin, TX @ Moody Theater at ACL Live
10/25 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
10/26 – New Orleans, LA @ TBA
10/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL
10/30 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
11/1 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/3 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/4 – Boston, MA @ Royale

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