Interview: Anthony LaMarca of St. Vincent @ Pitchfork Music Festival

Anthony LaMarca played a dynamic set with St. Vincent at this year’s Pitchfork, running the gamut from laid-back Levon Helm-style pocket to rigid Kraftwerkian tick-tock, and then finally spreading his free-jazz wings and cutting loose with a chaotic accompaniment to a feedback coda.  His performance was the practicing of what he preached in our interview: put the song first, keep it simple, but also embrace the new possibilities opened up by technology.

You can see why he’s been called on, not just by Annie Clark (St. Vincent), but also dream-pop patriarch Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500) to be part of their supporting casts.  You’ll be able to catch him again in a few months when Dean & Britta play at Lincoln Hall in December.

The transcript is in the Description area of the video.  -Paul Goodenough

Author: Ian

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