In a move right out of the Taylor Swift social-media-fan-interaction playbook, St. Vincent recently announced that she would make some special fans a personalized mixtape. “Sometimes, the best remedy for what ails us is the perfect mixtape,” she notes. All you have to do to get your hands on the remedy is “submit a paragraph (50 words or less) describing what in your life would benefit from a St. Vincent curated playlist.” These types of promotional moves are becoming more popular for indie bands: Diiv recently declared that they would reenact your dreams for $10,000.
What kind of mix will St. Vincent make you? Last year, she put together a compilation for Fact Mag, which you can listen to below; if that is any indication, her mixes tend towards the eclectic: she included new indie (King Krule), new pop (Beyonce), classic rock (the Clash), and jazz (Charles Mingus).