St. Vincent announce new album ‘MASSEDUCTION’

St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark – has announced her new album, ‘MASSEDUCTION,’ to be released on the 13th October through Loma Vista/Caroline International.  Themes of power and sex, imperiled relationships and death slice through the album, Clark’s first since her 2014 breakout ‘St. Vincent.’  The thirteen tracks on ‘MASSEDUCTION’ swirl with guitar and piano, synths and strings, and drum beats that punch with purpose.  The album was co-produced by St. Vincent and Jack Antonoff at Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan, with additional recording at Rough Consumer Studio in Brooklyn, and Compound Fracture in Los Angeles.

“Every record I make has an archetype,” says Clark.  “‘Strange Mercy’ was Housewives on Pills. ‘St. Vincent’ was Near-Future Cult Leader.  ‘MASSEDUCTION’ is different, it’s pretty first person. You can’t fact-check it, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.”

Clark will answer questions about ‘MASSEDUCTION’ during a press conference beginning at 2:00pm today on Facebook Live:

Last week, Clark released the first video from ‘MASSEDUCTION’. Watch “New York” here:

‘MASSEDUCTION’ is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe.  Special guests on the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave.  Greg Leisz and Rich Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress contribute guitar and vocals respectively on select tracks.

As previously announced, St. Vincent’s “Fear The Future Tour” will launch on the 7th October with a special performance to take place on the Paramount Pictures Studio “New York street” set as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival. Full list of live dates below.

St. Vincent’s 2014 self-titled album was her best-reviewed and best-selling to date, topping many year-end lists and culminating in her first GRAMMY® nomination and win for Best Alternative Music Album in 2015.  Shortly after the album’s release Clark performed with a re-formed Nirvana at the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and on the 2014 season finale of Saturday Night Live. In 2015 Clark won the ASCAP Vanguard Award and she was 2017’s Record Store Day Ambassador.

1. Hang On Me
2. Pills
3. Masseduction
4. Sugarboy
5. Los Ageless
6. Happy Birthday, Johnny
7. Savior
8. New York
9. Fear The Future
10. Young Lover
11. Dancing with a Ghost
12. Slow Disco
13. Smoking Section

07/10 – Los Angeles, CA – Paramount Pictures Studios (Red Bull Academy Music Festival)
17/10 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
18/10 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
20/10 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

23/10 – Brussels, Ancienne Belgique
24/10 – Paris, Le Trianon
26/10 – Berlin, Huxleys
27/10 – Utrecht, Tivoli Vrendenburg
14/11 – Detroit, The Fillmore
15/11 – Indianapolis, Egyptian Room
17/11 – Milwaukee, Riverside Theater
18/11 – St. Paul, Palace Theater
19/11 – Kansas City, Uptown Theater
20/11 – St. Louis, The Pageant
21/11 – Louisville, The Kentucky Center
22/11 – Nashville, Ryman Auditorium
24/11 – Knoxville, Tennessee Theatre
25/11 – Durham, Durham Performing Arts Center
27/11 – Washington, The Anthem
28/11 – Philadelphia, Electric Factory
30/11 – Boston, House of Blues
01/12 – Portland, State Theatre
02/12 – Brooklyn, Kings Theatre
03/12 – Brooklyn, Kings Theatre

Pre-order ‘MASSEDUCTION’ here: XXX


Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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