Check Out: St. Vincent - "This Wave"

St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s incredible Strange Mercy dropped last summer and Annie Clark’s releases since then have leaned more toward the raucous (see her incendiary Record Store Day 7”), but here’s a bonus track from the Japanese release of Strange Mercy that you’ll dig if you preferred her more orchestral (but just as dark) cuts, “This Wave.”

Over a ton of Old West echoed whistling, military drums, haunting piano, and spiraling strings, Clark lays down chillingly beautiful and classically inscrutable vocals. The end product sounds like the soundtrack for a slow-motion shootout. Check it out.