Coachella Photos: St. Vincent’s Quirky Command

At the tail end of a killer first weekend at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festivalweirdo princess Annie Clark and her St. Vincent project took us on a bewildering Warhol/Wonka ride. “Welcome all you analog witnesses,” the quirk-chanteuse offered the packed main-stage masses who opted for real instruments and voices over the spacebar spaceouts happening across the field. Opening with “Rattlesnake” before the minimalist-funk anthem “Digital Witness” locked everyone into the infectious energy.

Like a mix of Catwoman and the kind of avant garde sage you’d see on “Girls,” Annie captivated with angular fretwork through a set pulled largely from the band’s 2014 self-titled album. It wasn’t until closer and recent single “Birth in Reverse” that we saw the tightly controlled livewire truly let herself get carried away by the moment.

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Check out our full recap of the Day 3 experience, as well as an exclusive photo gallery below:


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