“Cruel” (Live On KCRW) (Video)


    St. Vincent’s Strange Mercy is easily the best manifestation of Annie Clark’s collective neuroses yet. She showed up, with full band in tow, for a KCRW session recently, which included a version of “Cruel” that you can view in the clip above. This album really showcases Clark’s distinct guitar playing, and that’s a big highlight of this clip, along with her always-impressive voice. Strange Mercy’s songs are like little mysteries that don’t fully reveal themselves on first glance, and this version of “Cruel” will definitely bear up to multiple repeat viewings. The full Morning Becomes Eclectic session from which this clip is taken will air on KCRW on Oct. 6. [via 24Bit]