Theft of the Dial: St. Vincent

St. Vincent
St. Vincent performing at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. April 3, 2014 (MPR / Nate Ryan)
St. Vincent - Theft of the Dial
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Performing under the guise St. Vincent, Annie Clark has certainly made a name for herself. She was first introduced to a few of the producers and engineers she works with today by singing in the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens' backing band in the early 2000s, and since 2006, she's released five solo full-lengths, including the collaborative album Love This Giant with David Byrne of the Talking Heads.

Ahead of her fantastic performance at the State Theatre on April 3, St. Vincent came by The Current studios to record a Theft of the Dial with host Mark Wheat.

Between songs, St. Vincent and Mark Wheat chatted about her deejay name inspired by an old Yahoo! account, how record shopping in Dallas in high school shaped her music taste today and why wandering through the desert naked in West Texas inspired the track "Rattlesnake."


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Sufjan Stevens - "Now That I'm Older"
St. Vincent - "Rattlesnake"

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