St. Vincent

Watch: Beck and St. Vincent Perform “Dreams” with Taylor Swift

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During her concert in Los Angeles on Monday, Taylor Swift surprised audiences with guest appearances by Ellen DeGeneres and Alanis Morissette; last night’s inclusion of more surprise guests was thus a little less of a surprise — though the guests themselves were, perhaps, more surprising. Beck and St. Vincent joined Swift onstage at the Staples Center to sing Beck’s “Dreams.” 
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Listen: St. Vincent Chants and Croons Across the Dreamscape of The Chemical Brothers’ New Track

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It was announced back in April that The Chemical Brothers would be releasing a new LP replete with impressive collaborators, and today, a new guest-bolstered track from the album was shared. The LP in question is called Born in the Echoes, and will be released on July 17, and the artist in question on today’s track is none than Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent (other collaborators on the album include Beck, Q-Tip, Cate Le Bon and Ali Love).
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What Is “Soft Dick Rock”? Jenny Hval Explains

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Less than a minute into the existential and experimental musician and writer Jenny Hval’s brilliant new album, Apocalypse, girl, she asks a question for the ages: “What is soft dick rock?” She answers clinically: “Using the elements of dick to create a softer, toned-down sound.” She even put it on a t-shirt. A classic Hvalian mix of soft and hard if there ever was one.
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Grammys 2015: Who Should Win vs. Who Will Win

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From Beyoncé singing Martin Luther King’s favorite gospel song to Kanye, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney teaming up for what is sure to be a performance dripping in denim, this Sunday’s Grammys offer a number of reasons to watch that have little to do with the awards themselves. But most importantly, between inter-generational collaborations that no one asked for, the Recording Academy will give out statues, many of them to the same group of superstars they recognize every year. He, we weigh artistic merit versus the past voting habits of Grammy voters to name who should win — and predict who actually …Read More