Annie Clark (Pre-St. Vincent)

( Photo cred, Josh Gilpatrick)

Before she opened for Sufjan, or toured as a member of the Polyphonic Spree, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) was a student crafting her skills at Berklee School of Music. It's a 3 song EP that Clark self-released in 2003 titled 'Ratsliveonnoevilstar' (all one word - it's a palindrome - read the same from back to front). Other Berklee students back her on the release, including jazz bassist Mark Kelley and drummer Walker Adams. Listed below is the track, "Count", from the EP. (Provided by Who Killed The Mixtape?, very cool blog, check it out)
I saw her at an ACL aftershow (Hot Freaks party) last year at the Mohawk. I wasn't too familiar with her. I didn't feel well and was only going to stay for a few songs but I really enjoyed it and stayed for her whole set. When she comes back to Austin, you can bet I will be there. Her full-length debut, Marry Me, is so awesome!! Here is a video from that show.
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