St. Vincent's New Album 'MassEducation' is Out Today
St. Vincent's new album MassEducation is available as of today, October 12, on Loma Vista Recordings (incidentally, the one year anniversary of the release of her previous MASSEDUCTION).
A stunning standalone work in its own right, MassEducation is in fact another dimension of last year's universally acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. Recorded live in the studio over two nights in 2017, MassEducation lays bare the exquisite songcraft of its other half. Performed entirely by Annie Clark on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano, the new album renders songs like "Young Lover" and "Fear The Future" and their subjects in vivid, vulnerable new light. Clark herself describes the album as "two dear friends playing songs together with the kind of secret understanding one can only get through endless nights in New York City."
At the same time that MassEducation was released, a live video of the new album's arrangement of "Savior" premiered. Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and mixed by Adam Jackson, the "Savior" clip features Clark and Bartlett in an intimate and arresting performance shot live at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles-a night that moved UPROXX to comment "with a new version of MASSEDUCTION on the horizon, those songs will instantly find their place as more essential work. It's not just that she can do anything she tries, it's that she does it well enough to make you reconsider everything you know about her."
The duo of Clark and Bartlett will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Tuesday, October 16, playing a selection of MassEducation material as part of the show's annual Brooklyn week event.
St. Vincent and her band-Toko Yasuda (bass, background vocals), Daniel Mintseris (keyboard) and Matt Johnson (drums)-will continue playing full-band shows including a Sunday, October 14 Austin City Limits Festival second weekend, as well as an October 29 headline engagement at the Hollywood Palladium.
For further information, go to http://ilovestvincent.com/ or see the itinerary below:
10/14/18 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/19/18 - Guadalajara, MX - Tecate Coordenada
10/20/18 - Monterrey, MX - Tecate Live Out
10/29/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium