Fans anticipating St. Vincent’s Record Store Day contribution – a 7” red vinyl single featuring new songs “KROKODIL” and “GROT” – now have another release from Ms. Clark to look forward to. The best album of 2011, her CoS Top Star-earning Strange Mercy, is receiving the deluxe treatment from 4AD on May 8th.
Packaged with a DVD, the deluxe CD edition will be called Stranger Mercy (go figure). The DVD will contain St. Vincent’s 4AD Session from October of last year, plus the music videos for “Cruel” and “Cheerleader”. In addition, her 4AD Session will be available April 10th on iTunes.
As for her RSD release, 4AD says the new tracks “showcase Clark’s aggressive guitar chops” and are stylistically divergent from Strange Mercy. Record Store Day 2012 goes down April 21st. For a preview of Stranger Mercy, you can watch St. Vincent’s 4AD Session performance of “Surgeon” below.