As a musician, Annie Clark (the artist better known as St. Vincent) has always put forth a unique blend, incorporating various styles from pop to indie rock to jazz. Now, she's coming out with an entirely different type of blend. This one involves not strings, but beans. According to Sprudge, Clark, in partnership with Intelligentsia, is getting into the coffee business with her own signature blend called "Bring Me Your Mugs" – a sort of caffeineated riff on her popular song title, "Bring Me Your Loves."
In a statement, the guitar virtuoso discussed being an Intelligentsia fan and drew parallels between coffee and music: "I have stood at their counter waiting for my order, like a fan waiting for a show. Eager. Expectant. So when my favorite coffee shop approached me about collaborating on a signature coffee, I was thrilled." The beans are currently being sold at select Intelligentsia stores, and will soon be available on the St. Vincent website.
Clark certainly isn't the first rocker to voice her love of java. You can watch the music video for Sylvan Esso's single, “Coffee,” here. Billboard notes that fellow musicians James Murphy, David Lynch, and Styx have similarly released their own coffee lines. And in 2012, Will Oldham (who performs under the name Bonnie "Prince" Billy) sold beans that he roasted personally through via his record label, Drag City.
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