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St. Vincent debuts “blistering” new stage show, briefly covers Nine Inch Nails at Coachella 2018: Watch

A 180 from her more recent gigs, Annie Clark described the new setup as "like a blistering, disturbing rock show"

St. Vincent, photo by Natalie Somekh
St. Vincent, photo by Natalie Somekh
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    St. Vincent debuted a new stage show at Coachella 2018 this past weekend. The setup boasted futuristic flashing lights and something of an ominous, almost industrial-like atmosphere.

    Speaking backstage on the Coachella live stream, Annie Clark described the setup as “like a blistering, disturbing rock show.” Comparing it to her more recent gigs, she also said that it was an intentional “180”, with “an entirely different creative concept with a full band.”

    (Read: 2017 Live Act of the Year St. Vincent Defies Expectations)

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    Rather fittingly, during the debut of this new show, Clark managed to pay homage to a band known for their own “blistering, disturbing rock” shows. While kicking off her song “Rattlesnake”, Clark slipped in a very brief cover of “Heresy” by Nine Inch Nails. It was just two to three whispered lines, but felt like a moment in which her set came full circle. What’s more, as many on reddit have pointed out, Clark’s new setup looks a bit similar to the one NIN rolled out back in 2013 for their tour behind Hesitation Marks.

    Below, watch the “Rattlesnake”/”Heresy” clip in question (the cover takes place within the first 10 seconds and may require you to crank up your volume). Also see her performances of “Masseduction” and “Slow Disco”.

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    Clark’s Coachella performance was in support of Masseduction, one of the Top 50 Albums of 2017.

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