The cool thing about the inter-webs is learning about new things, new people, etc. It’s fun learning about new musicians. Some are super obscure (that no one knows about) or something that is new to me. I’m often late to the party, but I don’t mind, I still have fun. I feel like I’m late on this one – St. Vincent (or specifically Annie Clark). I’ve heard about St. Vincent during conversations, but I knew nothing about this band/musician. Never heard of a tune, etc. But this morning, I came across my new favorite video segment – Guitar Moves where Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) talks shop.
The first thing that grabbed my attention was her style of playing. There is something very intriguing. I like the jerky, tension filled style she has. She has some interesting tones/noise, that I’m always a sucker for. Unique came to mind. Artistic. I like a musician that leaves an impression, immediately I wanted to rip off a lick or something. Here is the video..
I wanted to see what she was more about. The video mentions that she was playing with David Byrne, so I had to explore and see what this was about. Again, interesting.
Finally, I wanted to see what straight up St. Vincent was about. Here she is playing with a backing band. I’m still not 100% sure if St. Vincent is just Annie Clark or if it’s a collaborative effort. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know.
Okay, now I’ve exposed you to three videos and then I thought it would be cool to break down her pedal board. I was seeing glimpses in the Byrne video as well as the video above, and it looks pretty sweet.. so I wanted to dig. I discovered the Nice Rack Canada built this board for her. Nice Rack Canada is awesome by the way!
Here is the breakdown of pedals:
Moog EP-2 Expression PedalTap Tempo (Nice Rack Canada)
Tuner Bypass Loop (Nice Rack Canada)
Korg Pitchblack Tuner
RJM Music MasterMind
Death By Audio Instersteller Deluxe Overdrive
Boss PS-5 Super Shifter
Eventide Pitch Factor
Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+
Thoughts? Please comment below!