Video: St. Vincent crowd surfs and hoses down fans at Coachella, releases new music for Record Store Day
It’s been a busy couple of weekends for Tulsa-born singer/songwriter/guitarist St. Vincent.
During her April 14 set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., she thrilled fans by crowd-surfing through her performance of her new single “Krokodil” (pronounced “Crocodile”).
On Saturday, she released “Krokodil” and B-side “Grot” during the big Record Store Day festivities; hear both tracks posted above, along with fan video of her crowd-surfing performance.
Then, Saturday night she played again at Coachella, and she had a rather radical way of helping the crowd deal with the sweltering California temperatures.
On the last song of her set, St. Vincent, AKA Annie Clark, got down from the stage, grabbed the water hose and began spraying the crowd, getting herself wet at the same time, reports the San Jose Mercury News. And she once again ended up jumping into the crowd.
During the festival, St. Vincent shared with Rolling Stone her philosophy on playing live:
“Go bigger with everything you do onstage,” she said. “Subtlety goes out the door. You just have to be a monolith onstage. All of the quiet, sensitive numbers, we’re like, ‘X through that. Nope. Not gonna do that one.’”
She also told Rolling Stone that fans can expect more new music out from her in the fall: She has completed her collaboration album with the Talking Heads’ David Byrne, which was inspired by the Dirty Projectors and Bjork’s “Mount Wittenberg Orca” album. She and Byrne then plan to hit the road together for a set of tour dates.
“David Byrne is the coolest person on the planet,” she told Rolling Stone.
St. Vincent will bring her spring tour to the city of her birth when she plays May 15 at Cain’s Ballroom. For more information on the Tulsa show, go to www.cainsballroom.com.