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The Shape Of Rock: News from WMSE DJ Craig Mertes On St. Vincent’s ‘Strange Mercy’

As we enter the second half of the baseball season with a newly reinforced Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen and music sales have risen for the first time in seven years, more details on St. Vincent’s forthcoming album are surfacing. Strange Mercy is due out on September 13th on 4AD and is being produced by John Congelton, notably of the Texas post-punk outfit the pAper chAse. She will be in Milwaukee this fall, touring for the new album on October 3rd at The Pabst Theater; in the meantime take a listen to St. Vincent’s “Paris Is Burning” courtesy of La Blogotheque. Here’s the track list from the forthcoming album:

01 Chloe in the Afternoon
02 Cruel
03 Cheerleader
04 Surgeon
05 Northern Lights
06 Strange Mercy
07 Neutered Fruit
08 Champagne Year
09 Dilettante
10 Hysterical Strength
11 Year of the Tiger

The Shape of Rock airs every Tuesday from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. CST on WMSE with host, DJ Craig Mertes. Tune in at 91.7 FM or at Check out Craig’s blog at

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