Music Geek Track Of The Week: “Krokodil”
by Becca Gleason on May 11, 2012
This week’s track goes out to one of Nerdist’s favorites, St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) one of our biggest nerd crushes. After first hearing this song live at Coachella (performed while she crowd-surfed), “Krokodil” has finally leaked and we have fallen in love with this rocker chick all over again.
I am especially fond of this song because, unlike the majority of her mellow, operatic tracks, this one is meant for dancing. Her low-fi vocals and epic guitar pounding either makes you wanna dance around your room in that Spider-man underwear you covet, or say screw it and MOSH. At only 2 minutes and 32 seconds, “Krokodil” is a burst of energy, even throwing in a signature St. Vincent scream at the end. If you thought she was a badass before, watch this Coachella footage of Krokodil, and have your mind officially blown.