St. Vincent, the performance moniker of singer/songwriter and guitarist Annie Clark, will release her fourth studio album on February 25 via Republic Records according to her new label’s 2014 release schedule. The upcoming project, the followup to her 2011 album Strange Mercy, is currently listed as self-titled though that may change with an official release announcement from Clark and Republic. Check out a snippet of some new music in the youtube video announcing her European tour below. Lead track from the new album will be Birth In Reverse.
Did you know the first drum machine started making music in 1931? And that early commercial drum machines were popular among church organists in the 1960s and 1970s?
It’s these little bits of knowledge — and more — that you’ll find in the new book “Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession,” written by Malden hip-hop producer and voracious drum machine collector Joe Mansfield.