St. Vincent 'Surgeon,' 'Strange Mercy' and more

Avant-rock band plays four songs from 'Strange Mercy'

Matthew Perpetua

St. Vincent recently filmed this live performance for their label, 4AD, to showcase a handful of songs from their new album, Strange Mercy. The set, which emphasizes frontwoman and songwriter Annie Clark's aggressive, highly evocative guitar style, is also quite striking in visual terms, with Clark and her musicians shot at odd angles against a projected backdrop of the singer's face in close-up.