Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) is an amazing one-two punch of multi-instrumentalist and singer. Her concerts, filled with distortion sounds, charming riffs, keyboards, broken rhythms and airy vocals, generally close with the song Your Lips Are Red during which she falls into the arms of the audience while holding her guitar. I was lucky enough […]
Convalescing in Braille is the excellent new album from Portland’s Crushed Stars, the solo project of Todd Gautreau. The album was produced by John Congleton (Antony and The Johnsons, St. Vincent) with Gautreau playing the instruments and with drumming from Jeff Ryan (Sarah Jaffe, Pleasant Grove).