After bringing the songs of Masseduction to fans via her lights-and-electronics heavy Fear the Future Tour, St. Vincent shared the stripped-down versions of those songs (found on MassEducation) at an intimate concert at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday (Nov. 20) night.
Accompanied by pianist/BFF Thomas Bartlett and a glass of tequila, Annie Clark made it clear from the outset this was a more casual St. Vincent concert than what we've seen in the past. Greeted by a sea of applause when she took the stage, Clark turned to the audience and deadpanned, "Without being reductive, I'd like to say we haven't done anything yet."
When they did start (with an impassioned cover of Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" – easy way to win over an NYC crowd), Clark and Bartlett more than earned that pre-show applause. Bartlett's fluid fingers alternately teased and attacked the ivories, putting piercing staccato notes at the end of "Savior" and emphasizing the loud-quiet-loud dynamic of "Los Ageless."