St. Vincent returns to the Austin City Limits stage to perform songs with her band from the critically-acclaimed MASSEDUCTION.
First appearing on ACL in 2009, the groundbreaking Texas-native – born Annie Clark – has earned some of the biggest raves of her career with MASSEDUCTION. Jon Pareles of The New York Times named it his #1 album of 2017 citing St. Vincent and the album as “precise, unblinking, and in control unlike any since David Bowie.”
Following 2014’s Grammy-winning Alternative Album of the Year, the eponymous St. Vincent, MASSEDUCTION reaffirms St. Vincent’s standing as one of the most innovative presences in modern music. The mass seduction of the album’s title is a bold, emotional reckoning, largely themed around power — or as Clark specifies, “All the forces that can swallow you whole.” These include notoriety and beauty, as well as intoxicating distractions such as pills, sex, and sorrow.
MASSEDUCTION is, most accurately, a mosaic of St. Vincent’s own experiences: “You can’t fact-check it, it’s not a diary entry, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.”
One of music’s most thrilling live acts, St. Vincent’s recent shows have wowed fans and critics alike from theaters to Coachella, with Variety citing, “Annie Clark’s ownership of the stage felt like fearless evidence that rock’s future might actually be female… she’s got enough style, ambition, chops, and complications for a half-dozen rock auteurs.”
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