Hear St. Vincent’s New Song ‘Birth in Reverse’

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This morning (Dec. 9), St. Vincent surprised fans with the announcement of her new solo record, the follow-up to 2011’s Strange Mercy and her first release since teaming up with David Byrne for 2012’s Love This Giant. 

St. Vincent’s (aka Annie Clark) fourth self-titled LP, due out February 25, was recorded in Dallas with Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and Midlake percussionist McKenzie Smith.

“I knew the groove needed to be paramount,” Clark explained in a release. “I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral.”

After releasing her previous albums on 4AD, the 11-song record is her first on Loma Vista, home to Rhye, Ghost, PAPA, Little Dragon and Cut Copy.

To help tide fans over while they wait for next year’s release date, Clark released the self-titled album’s first track “Birth in Reverse,” a groove-heavy track that has Clark hiccuping the line, “Laugh all you want, I want more.”

Check out the full tracklist for St. Vincent below.

01. Rattlesnake
02. Birth in Reverse
03. Prince Johnny
04. Huey Newton
05. Digital Witness
06. I Prefer Your Love
07. Regret
08. Bring Me Your Loves
09. Psychopath
10. Every Tear Disappears
11. Severed Crossed Fingers

St. Vincent will also kick off a North American tour the day after the album is released, February 26, in New York City.

See when she’s coming to a town near you below.

St. Vincent North American Tour

2/26 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
2/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
2/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/01 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
3/04 – Saxapahaw, NC @ The Haw River Ballroom
3/05 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
3/07 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/08 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
3/10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/14 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
3/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
3/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
3/22 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
3/24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
3/25 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Commodore Ballroom
3/26 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
3/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
3/29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/31 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
4/01 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
4/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
4/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
4/05 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
4/06 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
4/08 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
4/09 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4/10 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
4/12 – Buffalo, NY @ Ashbury Hall
6/20 – Toronto, Ontario @ NXNE

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