St. Vincent releasing Metallica, NIN covers with Dave Grohl

Inching closer to that 'TOOL record' she told us about last month...
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Singer/songwriter St. Vincent (Annie Clark) is known for her funky vibes in her records as well as the outfits she chooses -- but that's all being put aside this Record Store Day.

Also well known for her incredible cover songs, from Prince, to Led Zeppelin or Nirvana, Clark will be adding to her repertoire with a Record Store Day "drop" on July 17.

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St. Vincent's 2020 take on Nine Inch Nails' second track from 1994's The Downward Spiral, "Piggy" with the one-and-only Dave Grohl providing drums, will be released as a 7-inch single along with her brand new version of Metallica's 1991 'Black Album' classic, "Sad But True" in mid-July, and only at participating indie record shops. Click here for a full list of Record Store Day 2021 drop dates and releases.

The news comes as Clark prepares the release of her forthcoming album Daddy's Home for May 14th and hot on the heels of her trippy new video for "The Melting Of The Sun." You can also check out the record's first single, "Pay Your Way In Pain," here.

St. Vincent told us last month that she was "dead set" on making a heavy record this time around. "Like just heavy the whole time -- like, 'hey kids, you like TOOL? Well, you'll love the St. Vincent record,' you know?" So, it looks like this new offering could hold fans over for a while. "I got sort of down a road with that, but I kept finding that I didn't have anything to say there," she admits. "It didn't feel anything, to go more angular or harder... but where it did feel like something, and felt free and fun and fresh - and a lot of other 'f' words, was to just go back to the music I've listened to more than anything else."

For fans who may be selfishly hoping to hear something like that 'TOOL record' at some point: "We'll get there, don't worry," Clark says.

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