St. Vincent (musician)
Anne Erin "Annie" Clark (born September 28, 1982), better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. After studying at Berklee College of Music for three years, she began her music career as a member of the Polyphonic Spree. Clark was also a member of Sufjan Stevens's touring band before forming her own band in 2006.
St. Vincent in 2017
|Birth name||Anne Erin Clark|
|Born|| September 28, 1982
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Origin||Dallas, Texas, U.S.|
St. Vincent's work has received consistent praise for its distinct musical style, which blends soft rock, experimental rock, electropop, and jazz influences. Her debut album was Marry Me (2007), followed by Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), St. Vincent (2014), and Masseduction (2017). She released a collaborative album with David Byrne in 2012 titled Love This Giant. Clark also contributed backing vocals for Swans on their 2014 album, To Be Kind. Her fourth solo album, self-titled St. Vincent, was released on February 25, 2014 and was named album of the year by The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, NME, and Slant Magazine, as well as second best album of the year by Time magazine. The album won her a Grammy for Best Alternative Album, her first Grammy award. She was the first solo female performer in 20 years to win a Grammy in that category.
Annie Clark was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her mother is a social worker turned administrator for a non-profit organization and her stepfather works in the corporate tax administration. Clark's parents divorced when she was three years old, and she moved to Dallas, Texas when she was seven years old with her mother and two older sisters. Her father lives in Tulsa. Clark is of Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. Clark was raised Roman Catholic and Unitarian Universalist.  From her parents' blended families, Clark has eight siblings: four brothers and four sisters. She began playing the guitar at the age of 12 and, as a teenager, worked as a roadie for her uncle and aunt, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart, of the guitar-vocal jazz duo Tuck & Patti. She attended Lake Highlands High School, where she participated in theater and the school's jazz band, and was a classmate of Mark Salling (who later went on to star in the series Glee). Clark graduated from Lake Highlands in 2001.
Clark attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts for three years before dropping out. In retrospect, Clark said, "I think that with music school and art school, or school in any form, there has to be some system of grading and measurement. The things they can teach you are quantifiable. While all that is good and has its place, at some point you have to learn all you can and then forget everything that you learned in order to actually start making music." In 2003, during her time at Berklee, she released an EP with fellow students entitled Ratsliveonnoevilstar. While in Berklee, she worked with Heavy Rotation Records where "she revealed a much more private and intimate rendering of 'Count' for Dorm Sessions Vol. 1." While attending Berklee, Clark studied with Professor of Guitar, Lauren Passarelli. Shortly after leaving Berklee, Clark returned home to Texas where she joined The Polyphonic Spree just before their embarking on a European tour. In 2004, she joined Glenn Branca's 100 guitar orchestra for the Queens performance, and she was also briefly in a noise-rock band called The Skull Fuckers.
Clark left The Polyphonic Spree and joined Sufjan Stevens' touring band in 2006, bringing with her a tour EP entitled Paris is Burning. It contains three tracks, including a cover version of Jackson Browne's "These Days".
St. Vincent and Marry Me (2007)Edit
In 2006, Clark began recording a studio album, under the stage name St. Vincent. In an interview on The Colbert Report, she said that she "took [her] moniker from a Nick Cave song", which refers to the hospital in which Dylan Thomas died. The reference is to the line "And Dylan Thomas died drunk in / St. Vincent's hospital" from Cave's song "There She Goes my Beautiful World" from the album Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus. The name is also a reference to her great-grandmother, whose middle name was St. Vincent.
Clark released her debut album, Marry Me on July 10, 2007 on Beggars Banquet Records. Named after a line from the television show Arrested Development, the album features appearances from drummer Brian Teasley (Man or Astro-man?, The Polyphonic Spree), Mike Garson (David Bowie's longtime pianist), and horn player Louis Schwadron (The Polyphonic Spree).
The album was well received by critics, with Clark being compared to the likes of Kate Bush and David Bowie. Clark was lauded for the album's musical arrangements as well as themes and style; in their review of the album, The AV Club noted: "There's a point where too much happiness turns into madness, and St. Vincent's multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark knows this place well". Pitchfork said "at every turn Marry Me takes the more challenging route of twisting already twisted structures and unusual instrumentation to make them sound perfectly natural and, most importantly, easy to listen to as she overdubs her thrillingly sui generis vision into vibrant life."
The songs featured on Marry Me were largely written when Clark was eighteen and nineteen years old, and, according to Clark, "represented a more idealized version of what life was or what love was or anything in the eyes of someone who hadn't really experienced anything." The album featured its one single, "Paris Is Burning", as well as a music video for "Jesus Saves, I Spend".
In 2008, Clark was nominated for three PLUG Independent Music Awards: New Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Music Video of the Year. On March 6, 2008, she won the PLUG Female Artist of the Year award.
In 2008, after returning to New York from a lengthy tour, Clark began working on her second album. Her inspiration reportedly came from several films, including Disney movies: "Well, the truth is that I had come back from a pretty long — you know, about a year-and-a-half of touring, and so my brain was sort of all circuit boards that were a little bit fried", Clark said. "So I started watching films as sort of a way to get back into being human. And then it started to just really inform the entire record."
Clark, who did not have a studio at the time, began writing the album in her apartment on her computer using GarageBand and MIDI, because she had been getting noise complaints from neighbors. The songs were largely inspired by scenes from various children's films; Clark has stated that she would imagine a soundtrack for certain scenes from films when constructing the music and lyrics, including scenes from Snow White (1937) and The Wizard of Oz (1939).
The second album, entitled Actor, was released by 4AD Records on May 5, 2009. The album was also well received and gained more commercial attention than its predecessor. Spin gave the album eight out of ten stars, noting its "[juxtaposition of] the cruel and the kind, and here, the baroque arrangements are even more complex and her voice even prettier, with both only underlining the dark currents running through her songs". Entertainment Weekly said the album "plays up the contrasts, [with Clark] letting her church-choir voice linger on lyrics that hint darkly at themes of violence, sex, and general chaos", and branded the album "a uniquely potent cocktail of sounds and moods".
Actor charted well for an independent release, peaking at #9 on Billboard's Independent Albums Chart, and #5 on the Tastemaker Albums Chart. It peaked at #90 on the Billboard 200. Although the album spawned no singles (except in the UK where "Actor Out Of Work" was issued as a 7" vinyl single), music videos for "Marrow" and "Actor Out of Work" were released, and aired on several music channels. A promotional music video for "Laughing With a Mouth of Blood", featuring Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (then of ThunderAnt), was also filmed.
Strange Mercy (2011)Edit
Clark spent much of her time in Seattle writing her third album, Strange Mercy, in October 2010. In an interview with Julie Klausner for Spin Magazine, Clark recalled, "[Death Cab for Cutie drummer] Jason McGerr had an office that was closing. He offered me the space for a month, for all of October. I was alone. I stayed at the Ace Hotel downtown, in one of the rooms with a shared bathroom. I would just get up in the morning and caffeinate, and run, and go to the studio for 12 hours, come back, eat dinner alone with a book, have a glass of wine, and go to bed. And do it all over again."
On January 12, 2011, Clark took to Twitter to announce that she was working on Strange Mercy, which was a follow up to Actor. In early March 2011, producer John Congleton, who also worked with Clark on Actor, commented that he and Clark were nearly a third of the way through recording the new release.
On July 4, Clark stated via Twitter that if enough followers tweeted the hashtag "#strangemercy", she would release a track from the album. On July 22, after the threshold was met, she released "Surgeon" for download and streaming on her official website.
In August 2011, Clark was interviewed and featured on the cover of SPIN magazine. On August 24, 2011, a music video was released for the song "Cruel", and on September 5, the entire album was put up for streaming on NPR Music. On August 25, 2011, she debuted Strange Mercy in the Temple of Dendur room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, introducing Toko Yasuda (ex-Enon), Matt Johnson, and Daniel Mintseris as members of her live band. The album was released on September 13, 2011.
Strange Mercy received widespread acclaim from music critics. The album achieved an overall rating of 8.1/10 at AnyDecentMusic? based on 36 reviews. The album was St. Vincent's highest-charting album yet, peaking at #19 on the US Billboard 200. Regarding the album Annie Clark has stated "I don't think it's the best record I'll ever make, but I think it's a good record." Clark began touring the US and Europe in support of the record in the fall of 2011 and continued a worldwide tour throughout 2012.
St. Vincent (2013–2015)Edit
On November 19, 2013, Clark received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Performing Arts.
Details about Clark's fourth album, St. Vincent, were released in December 2013, alongside the first single, "Birth in Reverse", which was available for digital streaming. The second single, "Digital Witness", was released for digital streaming on January 6, 2014. The album was released on February 25, 2014 to critical acclaim, with several publications putting St. Vincent at the top of their year-end best album lists. The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, NME, Gigwise, and MusicOMH all ranked it as the #1 album of the year while Time put it at #2 and Rolling Stone ranked it #4. On December 5, 2014, Clark received her first Grammy nomination for "Best Alternative Music Album" for St. Vincent and in February 2015, subsequently won the award.
A deluxe edition of St. Vincent was released on February 9, 2015 in the U.K. with the album being available only for digital download in the U.S. It features a previously unreleased track, "Bad Believer", as well as "Del Rio", which was a b-side on the "Digital Witness" single as well as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of St. Vincent, "Digital Witness (DARKSIDE Remix)", previously released as a single, and finally, "Pietà" and "Sparrow", which were originally released together on a limited edition 10" pink vinyl on November 28, 2014 for Record Store Day.
Clark toured the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia throughout 2014, ending the year as the supporting act for The Black Keys. She extended her Digital Witness tour into the summer of 2015, adding dates on January 9, 2015 and additional U.S. dates on January 13, 2015. She performed alongside the Pixies and Beck at Boston Calling in May 2015.
On June 30, 2017, St. Vincent released the lead single "New York" of her upcoming album. The Fear the Future tour was announced in June 2017, with dates in November and December; the tour schedule was subsequently extended with performances through July 2018.
Masseduction, Clark's fifth studio album, released on October 13, 2017 through Loma Vista Recordings. It was met with "universal acclaim" with an average score of 88 on Metacritic. In the United States, Masseduction debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, becoming St. Vincent's first album to peak in the top ten of the chart. It sold 29,000 units in its first week, 25,000 of which were in traditional album sales. John Murphy of musicOMH praised the album, saying "it's clear that Clark has not only raised the bar but moved it several notches up. MASSEDUCTION is a remarkable record, a certain contender for album of the year and demonstrable proof that Clark is an artist working at the height of her powers," continuing: "MASSEDUCTION is nothing less than an absolutely towering achievement. A year after we all mourned the loss of creative geniuses like David Bowie and Prince, we should be thankful that one of their spiritual successors in Annie Clark is on fine form."
This article is in a list format that may be better presented using prose. (September 2017)
Two soundtracks for The Twilight Saga have featured songs from her. The first, "Roslyn", was in collaboration with Bon Iver and appeared on the 2009 soundtrack for New Moon; her second, "The Antidote", was written for and appeared on 2012's Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
In 2011, Clark composed "Proven Badlands", an instrumental piece based on "The Sequel" from her sophomore release Actor, for ensemble yMusic's album Beautiful Mechanical.
In 2012, Clark featured on Andrew Bird's album Break It Yourself singing on "Lusitania". On June 14, 2012, "Who", the first single from her collaboration with David Byrne, formerly of Talking Heads, was released. The single came from their album Love This Giant, which was released on September 11, 2012. On September 18, 2012, Clark participated in the "30 Songs / 30 Days" campaign to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's best-selling book. Clark also provided guest vocals for the song "What's the Use of Won'drin'" on the album Who Killed Amanda Palmer from Amanda Palmer, formerly of The Dresden Dolls.
On April 10, 2014, Clark fronted Nirvana performing lead vocals on "Lithium" at the 29th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. She also provided vocals on the Swans' album To Be Kind.
Clark performed on the season finale of Saturday Night Live on May 17, 2014.
A demo of "Teenage Talk", a track she had previously recorded but that was not included on her eponymous album, premiered on the HBO series Girls on March 10, 2015. The song was released as a single on April 6.
Musical style and influencesEdit
Clark's music has been noted for its wide array of instruments and complex arrangements, as well as its polysemous lyrics, which have been described as teetering between "happiness and madness". In response, Clark has said, "I like when things come out of nowhere and blindside you a little bit. I think any person who gets panic attacks or has an anxiety disorder can understand how things can all of a sudden turn very quickly. I think I'm sublimating that into the music." In addition to guitar, Clark also plays bass, piano, organ, and theremin. Her music also often features violins, cellos, flutes, trumpets, clarinets and other instruments. Her unorthodox musical style has been characterized by critics as a mixture of chamber rock, pop, indie rock, and cabaret jazz.
Clark mentioned that singers such as David Bowie and Kate Bush had inspired her, as had Jimi Hendrix and Siouxsie and the Banshees. She said in a 2015 lecture she listens to a Bowie track every day, and that "It's No Game (Part One)" was her favorite. Talking Heads, Patti Smith and Pink Floyd are also influences, as well as guitarists Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew (both from King Crimson), and Marc Ribot.
Clark resides in New York City. A 2014 Village Voice profile of Clark describes her as a private person. Former Talking Heads member David Byrne, with whom Clark had collaborated and toured, says, "Despite having toured with her for almost a year I don't think I know her much better, at least not on a personal level ... mystery is not a bad thing for a beautiful, talented young woman (or man) to embrace. And she does it without seeming to be standoffish or distant."
When asked during an interview with Rolling Stone whether she identified as gay or straight, Clark responded, "I don't think about those words. I believe in gender fluidity and sexual fluidity. I don't really identify as anything. [. . .] I think you can fall in love with anybody. I don't have anything to hide but I'd rather the emphasis be on music". In a 2014 interview with the UK's The Sunday Times, Clark further elaborated, "I'm not one for gender or sexual absolutism in the main; I fully support and engage in the spectrum."
In March 2016, it was announced that Clark had designed a signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitar. Unique to the guitar was the design, which Welsh singer, Cate Le Bon described in The Guardian as being made for women's bodies and providing pleasing aesthetic form in support of the guitar's function. In 2017, four additional colors were added to the guitar line.
- Toko Yasuda – guitar, bass guitar, keyboards (2011–15)
- Matt Johnson – drums (2011–15)
- Daniel Mintseris – keyboards, synthesizers, sequencing (2011–15)
- Past members
- Marry Me Tour (2007–08)
- Actor Tour (2009–10)
- Strange Mercy Tour (2011–12)
- Love This Giant Tour (2012–13)
- Digital Witness Tour (2014–15)
- Fear The Future Tour (2017–18)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||PLUG Independent Music Awards||Female Artist of the Year||Herself||Won|
|New Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Music Video of the Year||"Jesus Saves, I Spend"||Nominated|
|2012||UK Music Video Awards||Best Alternative Video - International||"Cheerleader"||Nominated|
|2013||Smithsonian American Ingenuity Awards||Performing Arts||The Totally Original Sound of St. Vincent||Won|
|2014||Q Awards||Best Solo Artist||Herself||Nominated|
|UK Music Video Awards||Best Art Direction||"Digital Witness"||Nominated|
|2015||Grammy Awards||Best Alternative Music Album||St. Vincent||Won|
|NME Awards||Best Album||Nominated|
|Best Solo Artist||Herself||Nominated|
|Brit Awards||International Female Solo Artist||Nominated|
|ASCAP Pop Music Awards||Vanguard Award||Won|
|2017||Q Awards||Best Solo Artist||Nominated|
|2018||NME Awards||Best Video||"Los Ageless"||Pending|
|NME Awards||Best International Solo Artist||Herself||Pending|
- "30 Best & Worst Album Covers of 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
- Wallace, Wyndham (2011). "St. Vincent Strange Mercy Review". BBC. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 20, 2016.
- Deming, Mark. "St. Vincent—Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
- Gillis, Carla (September 15, 2011). "St. Vincent - Strange Mercy". Album reviews. Now. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- Clark, Annie. "A Glimpse of St. Vincent" (Interview). Interview with Nell Alk. Interview. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- "St. Vincent – Q&A". Rag & Bone. September 28, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- "Album Review : St. Vincent – Marry Me". Treble. Archived from the original on February 13, 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "BBC profile". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved July 7, 2009.
- @st_vincent (20 October 2017). "Psyched to be in the place that 23andme says makes up 80% of my DNA..." (Tweet). Retrieved November 11, 2017 – via Twitter.
- Clark, Annie (2014). "St. Vincent: SXSW Interview" (Interview). Interview with Ann Powers.
- "The UU hipster?". www.uuworld.org.
- Teeman, Tim. "St Vincent interview: 'I try to live at the intersection of accessible and lunatic'". The Observer. Guardian News. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Volzick-Levinson, Simon. "Annie Clark's Bizarre Fever Dreams: Inside 'St. Vincent'". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Ryzik, Melena (May 6, 2009). "Friendly, and Just a Bit Creepy: St. Vincent Defies Categories". The New York Times. Retrieved June 16, 2009.
- Dombal, Ryan (February 17, 2014). "St. Vincent: Reckless Precision". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
- Clark, Annie. "St Vincent Interview – Toro Magazine" (Interview). Interview with Marko Prelic. Youtube.com. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- "Dallas Observer feature, July 5, 2007". Retrieved June 16, 2009.
- "LA Times feature, May 27, 2009". Los Angeles Times. May 27, 2009. Retrieved June 16, 2009.
- Murphy, Tom (February 12, 2010). "Q&A With Annie Clark of St. Vincent". Denver Westword. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
- "Early St. Vincent EP at Who Killed the Mixtape?". Retrieved February 24, 2008.
- Mana, Toshio. "Heavy Sessions". Archived from the original on March 19, 2003. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
- Interview: Annie Clark (of St. Vincent) – News – Evri[permanent dead link]. Evri.com:80. Retrieved on November 30, 2011.
- Forbes, Jessica. "The Rise of St. Vincent". Inweekly. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- "Skull Fuckers". defyUnlearn. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- "News". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on March 26, 2004. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- Chris Barrett, "Annie Clark Discusses Her Band, St. Vincent, and the Art of Whole-Body Guitar", Metro Pulse, October 7, 2009. Accessed at the Internet Archive, October 2, 2015.
- "Pitchfork Guestlist Feature". Pitchfork.com. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- Klein, Joshua (July 27, 2007). "Marry Me review". Pitchfork.
- O'Neal, Sean (July 10, 2007). "Marry Me". AV Club.
- "2006 PLUG Independent Music Awards nominees". Archived from the original on February 21, 2008. Retrieved February 24, 2008.
- St. Vincent (2009). "All Things Considered: Annie Clark, shredding to The Wizard of Oz". National Public Radio (NPR) (Interview).
- "St. Vincent and Her Mutant Sounds: An interview with Annie Clark". Archived from the original on October 23, 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2009.
- "St. Vincent profile". 4ad.com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2008.
- Suarez, Jessica (2009). "Actor Review". Spin. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
- Vozick-Levinson, Simon (May 6, 2009). "Actor". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
- "St. Vincent Album & Song Chart History". Billboard.
- Walter Frazier (2010-11-04). "Kid Cudi Performs With St. Vincent, Cage on 'Jimmy Fallon'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
- "The Style Issue: St. Vincent". Spin.com. August 14, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
- "Twitter / st vincent: Did I mention I'm working". Twitter. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- Hopkins, Daniel (March 2, 2011). "Between Production Work With St. Vincent and David Byrne, Paper Chase Mastermind John Congleton Launches New Band Nighty Night – Dallas Music – DC9 At Night". Blogs.dallasobserver.com. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- Maples, Jillian (September 9, 2011). "St. Vincent goes Twitter Happy". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- Klausner, Julie (August 14, 2011). "Style Issue: St. Vincent". SPIN. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
- Katzif, Michael (September 4, 2011). "First Listen: St. Vincent's Strange Mercy". NPR. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- Anderson, Stacey. "St. Vincent Debuts New Album at NYC's Metropolitan". SPIN. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
- "St. Vincent Strange Mercy Details". Stereogum. June 2, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- "Reviews of Strange Mercy collated by AnyDecentMusic?". Retrieved October 12, 2011.
- Strange Mercy – St. Vincent. Billboard.com. Retrieved September 22, 2011
- Carlick, Stephen. "St. Vincent Is Ambitious • Interviews •". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
- Battan, Carrie. "St. Vincent Previews New Music, Announces Tour Dates". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 19, 2013.
- "NEWS ROUND-UP: All The Day's Music News You Need". Republic Records. Archived from the original on November 25, 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
- "The 2013 Smithsonian Ingenuity Awards Winners". Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "St Vincent unveils new track 'Birth In Reverse' and confirms new album details – listen". NME. December 9, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2013.
- "St. Vincent Takes on Sharing Culture in Brassy 'Digital Witness'". Spin. January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- "St. Vincent Wraps Fourth Album for February 25 Release". Direct Current. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- "2015 Grammy Awards nominations (Arcade Fire, St. Vincent, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye, Jack White, Beck, Disclosure, James Franco, Aphex Twin, Little Dragon & more)". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
- "St. Vincent Announces St. Vincent Deluxe Edition, Expands World Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
- "St. Vincent Adds New U.S. Tour Dates Following Coachella Appearance". musictimes.com. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
- Ollman, Jonah. "Boston Calling Announces May 2015 Lineup". Sound of Boston. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
- Kreps, Daniel (21 June 2017). "St. Vincent 'Announces' Fear the Future Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- "St. Vincent Announces New Album MASSEDUCTION, Shares New Song "Los Ageless": Listen | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
- "Reviews and Tracks for Masseduction by St. Vincent". Metacritic. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
- Caulfield, Keith. "Pink's 'Beautiful Trauma' Bows at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 2017's Biggest Debut for a Woman". Billboard. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
- Murphy, John. "St Vincent – MASSEDUCTION". musicOMH. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
- Battan, Carrie (2011). "Listen to a New Orchestral Composition by St. Vincent's Annie Clark". Retrieved April 20, 2014.
- Adams, Gregory. "David Byrne and St. Vincent Detail Collaborative Album, Announce North American Tour". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- Love This Giant by David Byrne & St. Vincent, September 7, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
- "30 Songs / 30 Days for Half the Sky". Halftheskymovement.org. August 30, 2012. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
- McDaniel, Matt. "Exclusive: 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2' soundtrack song list revealed". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- Pelly, Jenn. "Download David Byrne and St. Vincent's Free Brass Tactics EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 29, 2013.
- Montgomery, James. "Nirvana's Rock Hall Performance Had St. Vincent Profanely Excited". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- Minkser, Evan. "Swans Announce New Album To Be Kind Featuring St. Vincent, Michael Gira Announces Solo Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
- 8G Band Gets Temporary New Leader St. Vincent, NBC, retrieved August 13, 2014
- LISTEN: St. Vincent Releases New Song " Teenage Talk", Mxdwn.com, retrieved March 13, 2015
- Exclusive 'Girls' to Premiere New Tracks by St. Vincent, Grimes, and Family of the Year, Billboard, retrieved March 13, 2015
- "Single by St. Vincent". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- Review: St. Vincent and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Winspear Opera House, Star-Telegram
- Verhoeven, Beatrice. "St. Vincent's Annie Clark to Make Directorial Debut on 'XX'". TheWrap. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
- CaliforniaRocker.com (2016-10-09). "Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Rock the Festival of Disruption at Theatre at the Ace". CaliforniaRocker.com.
- Billboard (2017-04-21). "Record Store Day 2017: Founders Look Back On The 10th Anniversary". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
- Marry Me (2007). Beggers Banquet (liner notes)
- "Guest lists: St. Vincent". Pitchfork. August 30, 2007. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
- Gallo, Phil (March 21, 2014). "St. Vincent delivers groove element at Grammy museum show". Billboard. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
- Carley, Brennan (January 5, 2015). "St. Vincent Bows to David Bowie With Chicago Lecture". Spin.
- Graves, Shahlin (May 26, 2012). "Interview St. Vincent". www.coupdemainmagazine.com. Archived from the original on February 7, 2013. Retrieved June 15, 2014.
- Jim (January 20, 2017). "Video: Annie Clark of St. Vincent Talks Gear and Influence at NAMM 2017" (video). Reverb.com. Event occurs at 1:34. Retrieved March 24, 2017.
- "Life in Pictures: St. Vincent". Retrieved June 4, 2014.
- Maloney, Devon (February 26, 2014). "St. Vincent Has Crafted a Magnificent Mythology on Her Own Terms". Village Voice. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- "The Dream World of St. Vincent". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- Louis Wise (October 19, 2014). "St. Vincent: Start making sense". The Sunday Times. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
- Reiff, Corbin (14 February 2016). "St. Vincent Discusses Her New Signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar". Guitar World.
- Bon, Cate Le (26 January 2017). "Cate Le Bon: 'Guitars were inspired by female bodies. Why are they uncomfortable for women to play?'". The Guardian.
- "St. Vincent". Ernie Ball Music Man guitars. 2017.