Monday, August 20, 2007

St. Vincent - Marry Me

Some of the best nursery rhymes and children’s stories intertwine seemingly playful situations with ominous undercurrents. St. Vincent thrives in the space between beauty and darkness. Marry Me is a collection of music box performances with the ability to leap out of their oak confines without a moments notice. You can almost hear the turning of the hand cranked gears as she deliveries the verse for “Now, Now.” It is the guitar that frees her from this restraint. During “Your Lips Are Red” muted guitar cuts are heard leading up to the attack, as if she’s holding back a wild animal before finally letting it free. It's what draws me to and also scares me about St. Vincent.

Come experience the beautiful nightmare dreamscape.

[mp3] St. Vincent - Now, Now

3 Comments:

Blogger Lorissa said...

Sounds great, thank you.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous s & m in chicago said...

The blog's always great. I'm looking for your email. Andy Goldworthy photos won't pull up for me. Sounds interesting. Who's English? Nice Wallace Stevens quote. XOXOXO, Sharon

9:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

:) Thanks Sharon. Photos should be back up. Miss you guys!

English is a new addition we found wandering the streets.

10:44 AM  

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