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Video: St. Vincent performs “Cheerleader” on Conan

on January 17, 2012, 1:04am

stvincentfeat Video: St. Vincent performs Cheerleader on Conan

Well, Conan certainly kicked the week off to a good start. Last night, Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, stopped on by the show to knock out a glimmering rendition of “Cheerleader” off of CoS Album of the Year, Strange Mercy. Rather humorously, Clark started the performance with a sly pop culture-savvy nod to Elvis Costello’s controversial 1977 Saturday Night Live performance by charging into “Radio Radio”, only to stop and state apologetically, “I’m sorry ladies and gentlemen, there’s no reason to play that song.” It was an odd move, but a pretty cool one. Naturally, Clark’s familiar anthem quickly followed after to perfection. Check it out below, courtesy of The Audio Perv.

In related news, St. Vincent will appear at this year’s Coachella Music Valley and Arts Festival, set to take place April 13-15th, 20-22nd. Around that time, the group plans to headline a few west coast dates with Merrill Garbus’ tUnE-yArDs – very cool.

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