TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Fifth Album On 150g Opaque Pink Vinyl!
Includes 24" Poster!
One of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2017!
Annie Clark's fifth solo album as St. Vincent, MASSEDUCTION, is the
culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text
messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe.
Special guests on the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington
on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Greg
Leisz and Rich Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress (Clark's uncle
and aunt) contribute guitar and vocals respectively on select tracks.
"Every record I make has an archetype," St. Vincent said in a statement.
"Strange Mercy was Housewives on Pills. St. Vincent was Near-Future Cult Leader.
MASSEDUCTION is different, it's pretty first person. You can't fact-check it,
but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record."
"It's the best thing she's ever done, and there are no bad St. Vincent
records. It's partly harsh, heady, erotic synth-pop visions steered by her
diamond-sharp guitar, and while Clark has written plenty of ballads, there have
never been any as brutal and gorgeous as these. Its lurch between apocalypse and
ecstasy mirrors how it felt to be kicked in the head by the past couple years."
- Laura Snapes, BuzzFeed
"Annie Clark manages a double gainer with her fourth LP, making both her
most hook-filled, pop-savvy set and what feels like her most personal.
Memoir-pop cheerleader Jack Antonoff assists on production, ditto Mars Volta
head-puncher Lars Stalfors. But it's Clark's wit and the new warmth in her
songcraft that make this record so impossible to shake. See the heartbreaking
'Happy Birthday, Johnny,' the wry show tune 'New York,' and the
chilling-hilarious 'Pills' – the latter graced with a seizure-inducing Clark
guitar outburst and a Kamasi Washington sax coda." - Rolling Stone, 50 Best
Albums of 2017
• 150g Vinyl LP
• Opaque Pink Vinyl
• 24" x 24" Foldout Poster
• Single Sleeve
• Explicit Content
1. Hang On Me
5. Los Ageless
6. Happy Birthday, Johnny
2. New York
3. Fear The Future
4. Young Lover
5. Dancing With A Ghost
6. Slow Disco
7. Smoking Section