[Electronic] St. Vincent – Digital Witness (Darkside Remix)

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Digital Witness (DARKSIDE Remix)

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington, better known as Darkside, are hot off the heels of their 2013, critically acclaimed release Psychic. They also recently dropped a new remix of St. Vincent’s Digital Witness.

While the two are currently working on separate projects, they still had time to come together and release a raging remix of Annie Clark’s standout single. This flooring, industrial track commands the listener’s attention and obedience to our digital overlords. Drowsy, modulated vocals are pulled through an automated soundscape of pulsing, mechanical beats and robotic synth that make you wonder “What’s the point of even sleeping?”

According to St. Vincent, the track will be released as a 12” vinyl June 17. Pre-orders for the record are available here.

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[NEW] St. Vincent – Prince Johnny

St. Vincent
Prince Johnny

After hearing the spunky “Birth In Reverse” and “Digital Witness,” we thought we had a sense of exactly what expect from St. Vincent‘s latest album. “Prince Johnny” however, completely bucks the trend, opting for a much softer, wistful sound akin to previous efforts like “Strange Mercy.” While we appreciate the eccentricity of her first two singles, it’s in songs like these where we can truly find solace, as Annie’s drifting vocals weave a tale over simple guitar riffs and mellow drums. This might be our favorite song from the album so far, and lucky enough for us, those who pre-order the album on iTunes can get free download of the track as well.

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[Funky] St. Vincent – Digital Witness

St. Vincent
Digital Witness

Who doesn’t like their social commentary served with a side of fun? Because this is the “Digital Age” that we’re living in, St. Vincent deemed it appropriate to discuss our unhealthy obsession with our screens (something Deadmau5 might agree with). Playful lyrics like “People turn their TV on, it looks just like a window,” and “If I can’t show it / If you can’t see me / What’s the point of doing anything,” really aim to understand the logic behind these behaviors. There’s no need to take the subject matter too seriously however, as “Digital Witness” has enough funky guitar riffs to get you up off your smart phone and shuffling towards the dancefloor. Check out the single above, and make sure to pre-order St. Vincent’s self-titled LP before it hits shelves on February 25th.

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[NEW] St. Vincent – Birth In Reverse

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Birth In Reverse

The new year is still a few weeks away, but we already have something to look forward to heading into 2014. Today fans were pleased to hear that Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, is preparing to release her self-titled fourth studio album on February 25th, 2014. If this effort is anything like 2011’s Strange Mercy, we’re in for a real treat. Luckily for us, we have our first glimpse of the project with the fabulous new single, “Birth In Reverse.”

Like the accompanying album art, the track is far edgier than her previous work, with an ecstatic energy pulsing through it that’ll instantly have your hips swaying to the infectious melody. Of the record Clark stated, “I knew the groove needed to be paramount. I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but if anyone could achieve that sound, it’s her. Grab a free copy of the single above (in exchange for an email address), and stay tuned for more releases after we close the books on 2013.

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[New] St. Vincent – Surgeon

‘Surgeon’ by St. Vincent has finally been released, after a week of being tantalised by the Twitter hashtag #strangemercy (her forthcoming album). It’s been worth the wait. Building from Annie’s slow, chanting vocals into an incredible psychedelia-influenced climax, ‘Surgeon’ will set your heart racing with delirious excitement for what ‘Strange Mercy’ has to offer. If you’re not a fan of St. Vincent already, there’s never been a better time to start. ‘Surgeon’ features on ‘Strange Mercy’, available September 13 on 4AD

St. Vincent – Surgeon

’St. Vincent – Surgeon
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