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St Vincent on cover of Guitar World! (in a “bikini,” naturally)

St Vincent Guitar World

St. Vincent appears on the cover of the February 2017 issue of Guitar World, which is already pretty awesome, but it’s even more awesome because she used the opportunity to take a jab at the magazine’s long-running sexism. That’s the cover above, and Annie Clark told the mag, “I did a quick Google search of women on the cover, and all I really saw was girls in bikinis holding guitars like they’ve never held a guitar before. I started thinking about that and just wanted to make my own absurdist comment on it. I couldn’t really let it slide without poking a bit of fun and taking the piss a little!”

Coolest magazine cover since Kurt Cobain wore a “corporate magazines still suck” shirt on Rolling Stone?

Annie also reveals in the Guitar World interview that she has a new album coming and here’s what she says about it: “I think it’ll be the deepest, boldest work I’ve ever done. I feel the playing field is really open for creative people to do whatever you want, and that risk will be rewarded—especially now that we have such high stakes from a political and geo-political standpoint. The personal is political and therefore the political can’t help but influence the art. And only music that has something pretty real to say is gonna cut the mustard.”

Earlier this year, Guitar World announced it would end its bikini gear guide. Just in case you hadn’t yet been exposed to Guitar World‘s representation of women, it was something like this:

Guitar World Bikini

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