NPR is streaming St. Vincent’s (Annie Clark) new album Actor this week. Annie Clark got her start as a guitarist for The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens’ touring band and her second album has been slowly generating great buzz.
“Based on an advanced listen,” writes Pitckfork, “new album Actor (out May 5 on 4AD) keeps the Kate Bush-meets-Bowie dreams alive. Co-produced by Clark and John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Polyphonic Spree), the record is even more embellished than her debut, with Scary Monsters -style freak out bits mixed in with plenty of flute-laden filigree.”
The NPR stream will be available for two weeks, so you’ve got plenty of time to live with this one for free.