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S.S. Coachella Jamaica Diary & Photos

The S.S. Coachella sailed from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Jamaica and back between 12/19 and 12/23, along the way featuring performances from Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, and many more. Andrew Youssef was on hand to document the cruise for Stereogum. His diary is below. Check out his photos in the gallery.More »

By: Andrew Youssef / December 26, 2012

Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012

This morning, Pitchfork finished counting down its favorite songs of the past calendar year. As someone who wrote for Pitchfork for a long-ass time, I can tell you that those guys take the task of year-end listing seriously; there are lots of sub-lists and master lists and internal debates over what should even have a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I haven't been charting it or anything, but I've been writing these lists for the better part of a year now, and despite a few slow weeks, they seem to get better all the time. So here's something to chew on: We could be living through a new golden era of the music video, eve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2012

Grimes – “Genesis” Video

We've already seen the trailer, and now the full self-directed video for Grimes' "Genesis" is here. And it's fucking nuts. There's no real narrative here; best to think of it as a headlong plunge into Grimes' mall-mystic aesthetic. Flaming swords! Deserts! Pythons! Extreme makeup decisions! Floor-length bright-pink braids! Escalades! There's a lot going… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2012

Watch Grimes’s “Genesis” Video Trailer

Grimes is at the point in her hype-arc where a one-minute trailer for a forthcoming video is a perfectly farmable tract of online content. (That she's capable of making incredibly memorable videos doesn't hurt.) And so here it is, Claire Boucher dancing and posing to layered moans not-readily-identified-as-"Genesis," in the trailer for the the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2012

Watch Grimes On Fallon

Every time an internet-indie sensation makes her American network TV debut, an angel gets its wings, which means Jimmy Fallon is helping a whole lot of seraphim get off the ground these days. Last night, Grimes came through the Fallon show to sing "Genesis," and we got the closest thing to the undiluted Grime… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2012

Blood Diamonds – “Phone Sex” (Feat. Grimes) (Jensen Sportag Remix)

Vancouver producer and Grimes buddy Blood Diamonds just released the 12" single version of his Grimes collab "Phone Sex," and one of its B-sides is a spacey, dissolving remix from the Nashville bedroom-pop tinkerer Jensen Sportag. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012

Solar Year – “Brotherhood” (Feat. Grimes)

Here's a track from Montreal electronic artist Solar Year, a musician who just put out the ethereal LP Waverly. "Solar Year" is a meditative, solemn electronic cut that's like an alien take on a Gregorian chant. Given that, it should be no surprise that the cut features some chilly vocals from Grimes. Stream below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 23, 2012

S.S. Coachella Lineup 2012

The rumored Coachella cruise is on, scheduled for two voyages -- a three-day trip aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to the Bahamas and a four-day trip to Jamaica (both cruises will leave from Fort Lauderdale). The lineup features Pulp, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, James Murphy, Girl Talk, Yeasayer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings and more, as well… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012

Pitchfork Festival 2012: Grimes, Danny Brown, Sleigh Bells & More

At ginormous festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, it's pretty tough to craft a narrative -- when there's something like 200 bands playing over a weekend, it's next to impossible to really sew a singular thread through the weekend's performances. Pitchfork Music Festival is much smaller -- 45 bands in three days -- so, it's a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 15, 2012

L$D And The Speed Of Post-Internet Content Creation

On Sunday afternoon, the L$D video "DONT SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH," a collaborative effort from Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds, and Tragik, debuted on Tragik's Tumblr. The video was accompanied by this bit from Tragik: "We did this song in 10 minutes and the video in under an hour…. TRIPPY." It was an interesting,… More »

By: Wyatt Marshall / June 12, 2012

L$D (Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds, Tragik) – “DONT SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH” Video

Here is a video that took under an hour to make, for a song that took under ten minutes to record, by a group of artists that may or may not have fomented this project via Twitter DM. It comes by way of Tragik's Tumblr, which presented the debut of L$D, a new post-internet… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2012

Grimes Announces Mythical Gymnastics Tour

Grimes is busy! Claire Boucher has been having a moment all year, and she'll spend the next few months touring relentlessly, taking her zeitgeist-grabbing show to various different corners of the universe. She'll do opening duty for the Flaming Lips, stop at a ton of summer festivals, and take part in the Skrillex/Diplo Canada-by-trainMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 8, 2012

Blood Diamonds – “Phone Sex” (Feat. Grimes)

Blood Diamonds -- AKA Vancouver's Mike Tucker -- will put out a 12'' this summer, and today yields that release's vivid lead cut, the tropical electro-dance groove "Phone Sex." It features vocals from friend/collaborator Grimes, and it totally works as a summer anthem, what with it's warm, synthetic steel drum-led rhythm and florid textures. Stream… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012

Cadence Weapon – “Conditioning (CFCF Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Talented Canadian MC Cadence Weapon will put out Hope In Dirt City next week, an LP from which we've already heard the hypnotic single "Conditioning" (as well as its Grimes remix). Now, another remix has come down the pipeline, this time a synthed-out, pulsating spin by Montreal production stalwart CFCF. Download that, a… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 24, 2012

Grimes – “Nightmusic” Video (NSFW)

The first video from Grimes' breakout album Visions was "Oblivion," a seriously unforgettable piece of work that stands as, perhaps, 2012's best music video to date. She's now followed it up with a new clip for "Nightmusic." The new video isn't going to grab your brain quite so hard, but Claire Boucher still ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2012

Skrillex, Diplo, & Grimes Touring Canada By Train

The best live act I saw at SXSW is touring Canada by train, and he's taking Diplo and Grimes with him! By now, the fact that I love Skrillex has passed into some sort of Stereogum-infamy history, but seriously, Canadians, if you get a chance, watch this guy melt the faces of vast number… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2012

Grimes Gets “Pussy Rings”

Grimes continues her life as a human meme today by announcing that she's got a new line of jewelry with jeweler and sculptor Morgan Black. The first thing that they'll sell together: "pussy rings." They're pictured above, and yes, they exist. They are what you think they are. I'm not even sure what else… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012

Cadence Weapon – “Conditioning” & Grimes Remix

Fiercely intelligent Canuck rapper Cadence Weapon already delivered the intense video for "Conditioning," and now he's made that lead single available for download, as well, alongside a remix of the song by fellow Canadian Grimes (who returns the favor). Snatch 'em both below. Cadence Weapon's new album, his first full-length since 2008's AfterpartyMore »

By: Corban Goble / April 25, 2012

Watch Grimes Play Jools Holland

TV doesn't have the stranglehold on adolescent imagination it once did, but still it is fun to think about impressionable adolescents sitting up in their parents' living rooms fighting sleep, stuck only with basic cable and boredom, waiting for some direction in life, and coming upon some late night musical performance that clicks and alter… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 25, 2012