July 16, 2010

when you pass them at night under the silvery, silvery citibank lights

There is something so exquisitely elegant and hammeringly sad about the way that St. Vincent sounds on the verses of “Mistaken for Strangers” here. Matt Berninger of The National comes in with his weighty vocals as accent – like a marvelous “Sleep All Summer” redux.

The visuals are nothing exceptional (afternoon soundcheck at a Roman theatre in Lyon, France a few days ago) but the way this song is woven into some sort of suspended, breathless delicacy just simply breaks my heart.

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  • wow.
    this is amazing Heather.

    Hanan — July 16, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

  • I love hammeringly sad

    EliMcQ — July 16, 2010 @ 4:51 pm

  • I’m gonna do this backwards and actually type a message before listening to this particular track just to say “sleep all summer” was just discovered by yours truly and that same yours truly would like to thank you for making this summer a little sweeter. What a track!

    Christof — July 17, 2010 @ 4:22 pm

  • It’s so eerie! I feel like I’m watching someone do something with someone they shouldn’t be doing it with

    Shut-the-folk-up — July 17, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

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