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Actor

4th May 2009

On May 4th, 4AD released Actor, the anticipated new album by St. Vincent (née Annie Clark), and the follow-up to her first album Marry Me, one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2007. Actor was co-produced by Clark and John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Polyphonic Spree) and features eleven new songs, all written and arranged by Clark.

Actor takes the ambitious compositional and sonic underpinnings of Clark’s debut as a starting point and never looks back. The arrangements are more masterful, the songwriting grander, the performances ever more confident and inspired.

Speaking for the first time about Actor, Annie Clark commented, “I wanted to make these songs technicolour animatronic rides.”

The first St. Vincent album Marry Me earned widespread praise leading to Clark being named Female Artist of the Year at the 2008 PLUG Independent Music Awards and she has toured extensively with artists such as The National, Death Cab For Cutie and Arcade Fire. Before recording as St. Vincent, Annie Clark was a member of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens’ touring band, and performed with Glenn Branca’s guitar orchestra.

1 The Strangers 4.06
2 Save Me From What I Want 3.36
3 The Neighbors 3.32
4 Actor Out Of Work 2.16
5 Black Rainbow 4.12
6 Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood 3.03
7 Marrow 3.25
8 The Bed 3.44
9 The Party 4.06
10 Just The Same But Brand New 5.25
11 The Sequel 1.55
1 The Strangers 4.06
2 Save Me From What I Want 3.36
3 The Neighbors 3.32
4 Actor Out Of Work 2.16
5 Black Rainbow 4.12
6 The Sequel 1.55
1 Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood 3.03
2 Marrow 3.25
3 The Bed 3.44
4 The Party 4.06
5 Just The Same But Brand New 5.25
1 The Strangers 4.06
2 Save Me From What I Want 3.36
3 The Neighbors 3.32
4 Actor Out Of Work 2.16
5 Black Rainbow 4.12
6 Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood 3.03
7 Marrow 3.25
8 The Bed 3.44
9 The Party 4.06
10 Just The Same But Brand New 5.25
11 The Sequel 1.55

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