download st. vincent 'krokodil' stream b-side 'grot'

 

Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has made quite a name for herself with guitar virtuosity, disarming looks and intricate baroque pop. However, it seems she’s resistant to being limited by her reputation. Two weeks ago she tore through a memorable set at Coachella — complete with a stage dive — and this past weekend she released a raw new single for Record Store Day.

“Krokodil” is two and a half pounding minutes of thundering guitars and wailing vocals that recall Siouxsie Sioux:

B-side “Grot” is even more shocking, with death metal licks smothering and drowning delicate chamber pop vocals:

According to label 4AD, the 7″ “showcases Clark’s aggressive guitar chops and marks a stylistic departure from Strange Mercy.” Yeah, I’d say so.

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