“The Party” — St. Vincent
Oh, hello again.
I have been out of the music listening loop lately, and I cannot point to an exact reason why. I am currently writing an essay on the use of semiotics in Julia Holter’s “Marienbad” from this year’s Ekstasis, but it’s an extensive and ongoing piece of work; meaning I am not sure when I will publish it. Also, I have been working on a piece describing the invasion of the other spectator in Grimes’ “Oblivion” music video for my sports spectacle class, but I will need to ask my professor for permission to post it here as it will be posted in a different internet source elsewhere. If you are interested, most of my listening has been focused on Julianna Barwick’s jaw dropping EP from 2008, Florine. Maybe I will write a post describing how powerful the EP is, because I feel like it literally grabs me and then throws me into the air.
This Thursday I will be seeing Keep Shelly In Athens, St. Vincent, and tUnE-yArDs in Pomona! I will write a review of the show, and I am assuming it will be amazing. Here is my favorite song from St. Vincent’s Actor, and maybe a song I feel like I relate to more that most. I have definitely sat transfixed by a hole in someone’s t-shirt too many times.