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Serious giants occupy 5 Best Songs this week. You’ve got Kendrick Lamar, the architect of a new album so utterly dizzying and forceful it survived its semi-botched surprise release completely unscathed. Then you’ve got Grimes and Bleachers on the same track, plus an explosive new one from Death Grips, and of course, another song from… More »

I’m sorry, guys, but I think the new Björk video is pretty boring. I was all set to love it, but I don’t love it. It’s not on this list. There were plenty of better videos that came along in the past week, and five of them are below. More »

At Sunday night’s VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus’ butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision “Wrecking Ball,” and Miley brought a homeless model (?) to the stage to accept the award. Immediately afterward, Beyoncé, whose “Drunk In Love” video was nominated and lost, came to the stage to give a… More »

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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…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2012 - 9:07 am
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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 i…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2012 - 12:14 pm
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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, solem…
Corban Goble | July 23, 2012 - 9:08 am

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 tri…
Corban Goble | July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm
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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,…
Corban Goble | July 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm
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L$D And The Speed Of Post-Internet Content Creation

On Sunday afternoon, the L$D video "DONT SMOKE MY BLUNT BITCH," a collaborative effort from Grimes, Kreayshawn, Blood Diamonds, and Tragik, debuted on Tragik's Tumblr.
Wyatt Marshall | June 12, 2012 - 4:38 pm
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L$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…
Amrit Singh | June 11, 2012 - 10:16 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 8, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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…
Corban Goble | May 30, 2012 - 11:51 am
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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"…
Corban Goble | May 24, 2012 - 10:28 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2012 - 7:18 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2012 - 3:50 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2012 - 4:20 pm
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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,…
Corban Goble | April 25, 2012 - 5:34 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | April 25, 2012 - 9:47 am
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Watch Grimes’ KEXP Session

In February, Grimes stopped into Seattle's KEXP to record a live session in celebration of her new LP, Visions. KEXP recently posted footage of the…
Corban Goble | March 28, 2012 - 2:39 pm
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Nardwuar Interviews Grimes

Everybody's favorite Human Serviette had a busy SXSW, taking time to interview A$AP Mob, Danny Brown, Kendrick Lamar and Action Bronson. Just as his hyper-researched,…
Corban Goble | March 27, 2012 - 4:36 pm
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Membrain (Feat. Grimes) – “Airic”

Claire Boucher, the young Montreal memory-pop artist who the world has come to know as Grimes, is also one half of a new project called…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2012 - 3:14 pm
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The 25 Bands We’re Most Excited To See At SXSW 2012

Hey, everybody, it's that time again! South By Southwest 2012. Are you ready? How's your hashtag game? Can you feel the early-onset FOMO? As the…
Stereogum | March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am
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The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a great, great week for music videos. And for some reason, a pattern emerged. To some extent, every one of the videos below…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm
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