Alex Winston's debut album "King Con," released by Island Records in early 2012, was the kind of quirky alt-pop set of songs that can sometimes confound a major label's marketing department or get lost in the shuffle as executives switch chairs. Still, catchy songs like the calypso-tinged "Velvet Elvis" and haunting "Fire Ant" developed a following, allowing her to tour Europe and the East Coast even after she left Island this year. But if stark new single "101 Vultures" is any indication, New York-based Winston will be taking a darker turn on her next outing.

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