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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

This Used To Be A Weekly Thing...

Don't believe me? Here's a logo to prove it!

Anyhow, I just couldn't pass up the chance to show you guys the video for St. Vincent's newest single, "Actor Out of Work" from some album that a really cool person reviewed recently. If you're a real nerd, you probably caught this video 2 weeks ago when it first showed up (guilty). For those of you who don't quite fit into that mold, here it is in all its glory!

The video starts out rather strangely and, well, continues down that path throughout its entirety. I just think it's oddly enjoyable to watch Annie Clark be equal parts creepy-as-hell and lovely. The real climax of the video comes in the last 25 seconds or so, so stick around for that.

Leave your comments after the break!


L said...

It's a bloody good video, considering it's basically nothing and still, as you put it, is "oddly enjoyable". Your very spot on with your review too, by the way. Apart from the hooklessness (is that a word?), there is another thing I kind of miss in Actor, and that is songs more dynamic in tempo, volume, even melody. Though the new songs are all exquisitely arranged and very well crafted, I miss songs of complexity. That feel like Paris is Burning, for example. Am I making sense?

Cale said...

The major complaint I had on the album is that there was nothing as complex, catchy, or natural as "Paris is Burning." But you know, she worked for years making those songs and then had to throw these together in a year or so. I think that's why, if you listen to what she does with her voice on Actor, there's nothing really surprising or interesting going on. It's very cut and dry; a "here is my voice, you're welcome" style of singing. The cool instrumentation is a way to cover that up (or make up for it), because writing really complex vocal melodies is tough!! On Marry Me, they were complex and all over the place because she had time to make tweaks, to change things, to try out different sounds. Not so with Actor.