St. Vincent Unveils Album Art, Tracklist, Tour

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St. Vincent / Photo by Tina Tyrell
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William Goodman

One of the year's most anticipated releases is taking shape. The cover art and tracklist for Strange Mercy (out 9/13), the third album from Brooklyn's doe-eyed pixie St. Vincent, dropped online Wednesday -- check 'em out!

The cover art (right) was designed by St. Vincent, aka 28-year-old singer-songwriter Annie Clark, and photographed by frequent SPIN contributor Tina Tyrell.

To support the album St. Vincent is hitting the road for a 22-date North American tour that kicks off October 2 in Minneapolis.

Strange Mercy, the follow-up to 2009's Actor, was produced by John Congleton (Modest Mouse, Explosions in the Sky) and features 11 tracks, including collaborations with Midlake's MacKenzie Smith and Beck keyboardist Brian LeBarton.

Strange Mercy Track listing:
1. "Chloe in the Afternoon?"
2. "Cruel?"
3. "Cheerleader?"
4. "Surgeon"?
5. "Northern Lights?"
6. "Strange Mercy?"
7. "Neutered Fruit?"
8. "Champagne Year?"
9. "Dilettante?"
10. "Hysterical Strength"?
11. "Year of the Tiger"

St. Vincent Fall Tour Dates:
10/2, Minneapolis, MN (McGuire Theatre)
10/3, Milwaukee, WI (Pabst Theater)?
10/5, Chicago, IL (Metro)?
10/6, St. Louis, MO (Old Rock House)?
10/7, Lawrence, KS (Liberty Hall)?
10/8, Boulder, CO (Boulder Theater)?
10/10, Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)?
10/12, Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)?
10/13, Seattle, WA (Neptune Theatre)?
10/14, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)?
10/18, Los Angeles, CA (Music Box)?
10/20, Phoenix, AZ (Crescent Ballroom)?
10/23, Dallas, TX (Kessler Theater)?
10/24, Austin, TX (Moody Theater at ACL Live)?
10/25, Houston, TX (Fitzgerald's)?
10/26, New Orleans, LA (TBA)?
10/28, Atlanta, GA (The EARL)?
10/30, Charlottesville, VA (Jefferson Theater)?
11/1, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)?
11/2, Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
11/3, New York, NY (Webster Hall)11/4, Boston, MA (Royale)

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