St. Vincent: Birth In Reverse

Top picks for 2013, Benji B's PrivateJam, St. Vincent and more in our weekly look at music

David Byrne’s beloved sidekick is back on her own after their whirlwind world tour, and St. Vincent has never sounded so fresh. Annie Clark’s self-titled St. Vincent album hits record stores 24 February, but fans got a sneak peek this week with “Birth In Reverse”—a fast-paced, slightly choppy song packing loads of guitar riffs alongside harmonious vocals delivering distinctly irreverent lyrics like, “Oh what an ordinary day / Take out the garbage, masturbate.” This musician can certainly shred and sing, and her deceptively delicate appearance only adds to her rockin’ appeal.