NPR is killing it in the streaming game right now. Yesterday, they gave us a free sample of Beck’s masterful album, Morning Phase, which would definitely be the coolest free stream of the week, if they hadn’t just dropped the new St. Vincent album on us. This is Annie Clark’s fourth album, and while the singer might be sporting a new do—her brown curls are now a shock of silver—the self-titled record is classic St. Vincent, a weirdly accessible walkabout into avant rock. “Prince Johnny” is a standout, and you can listen to it here.
And here is the video for the album’s first single, “Digital Witness”: