Stranded In Stereo: SiS At The Club: St. Vincent

Thursday, July 19, 2007

SiS At The Club: St. Vincent

You know, Norah Jones might moonlight in some faux-punk band once in awhile, but she ain't indie. St. Vincent, or Annie Clark (a secret she gave away last night to a very packed Middle East Upstairs that isn't secret in the least) is like Norah Jones gone total indie. She's got that amazing, soaring vocal; she plays guitar instead of piano (wait - she did make her way over to the keyboard last night.) The thing that got to me most during her set was how captivated the audience was -- so quiet, so silent. It all goes with that great saying that it was so quiet last night you could hear a pin drop during the outro to one of her songs. The songs were perfect and intimiate: opening up with Marry Me opener "Now Now," the crowd was slightly swaying to the St. Vincent brand she was selling. Her music was romantic and it is fitting and all, seeings how the title track has a chorus of 'Marry me, John / I'll be so good to you.' During one song I even saw people slow dancing and - gasp! - making out. It was like the Enchantment Under The Sea dance all over again.

"Your Lips Are Red" is a brooding rocker that stands out from the rest of the album, and finds Clark (who is a former member of the Polyphonic Spree) channeling her inner PJ Harvey. She'll be on the road throughout the rest of the summer in support of
Marry Me, out now on Beggars Banquet.

Tour Dates:
July 19 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
July 20 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
July 21 Cleveland, OH Beachland Tavern
July 22 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
July 24 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
July 25 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
July 26 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
July 27 Denver, CO Hi-Dive
July 28 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
July 30 Vancouver, BC Lamplighter
Aug 01 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Aug 03 San Francisco, CA Cafe du Nord
Aug 04 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Aug 05 San Diego, CA Casbah
Aug 07 Phoenix, AZ Modified
Aug 08 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Aug 09 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Sept 01 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot

: "Your Lips Are Red" [mp3] /// [Buy Here]

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