The label describes the song “The Strangers”, which is the first track on the album, as “starting off as a deceptively dulcet elegy for a lost love, which suddenly capsizes under a flood of distortion.”
St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) will be previewing songs from ‘Actor’ at South by Southwest this month.
In music news, we see the coming release of a rather outstanding-looking compilation featuring music from leading indie bands and designed to raise cash for HIV and AIDS awareness.
‘Dark Was The Night’ will be released on February 16 2009 on 4AD. Both Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, with John Carlin (founder of the Red Hot Organization) its executive producer.