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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 a… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 17, 2012 - 4:48 pm

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 - 2:06 pm

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 - 4:38 pm

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 collabo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 11, 2012 - 10:16 am

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-train jaunt. More »

By: 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 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 - 11:51 am

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, as well a… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 24, 2012 - 10:28 am

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 has a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 10, 2012 - 7:18 am

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 numbers of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2012 - 3:50 pm

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 to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012 - 4:20 pm

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 Afterparty Babies, i… More »

By: 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 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 - 9:47 am

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 performance, which includes live takes of “Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U),” “Genesis” and “Be A Body (侘寂).” Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 28, 2012 - 2:39 pm

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, quirky interview series starts to attract bigtime shine, he recently posted his interview with Grimes, who is something of an Internet phenomenon herself. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 27, 2012 - 4:36 pm

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 Membrain, which pairs her vocals with music from Cop Car Bonfire mastermind Tim Lafontaine. On Twitter, Grimes said today that the project is “basically a live improv drone techno act… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 3:14 pm

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 Austin institution grows larger and larger, with more and more high-level acts (ahem) interjecting themselves into the fray, there’s still plenty of room for the groups that are just starting… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012 - 11:24 am

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 is a sumptuous, richly produced vision of things that don’t make any sense at all. For the most part, these videos adapt ideas about narrative, but they don’t make their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Grimes – “Oblivion” Video

Awesome video alert: Grimes’ restless, dazed electro-pop bounce “Oblivion” now has a video, and it’s a collection of images of the stylish and surprisingly divisive Montreal iconoclast Claire Boucher, looking radiantly happy, singing her song in all sorts of unlikely locations, including a motocross exhibition and a roomful of sweaty dudes moshing for no reason. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 9:21 am

Cadence Weapon Samples Grimes On New Track

“88” is the latest track from the whip-smart Edmonton rapper/producer (and former critic) Cadence Weapon and the first taste from his forthcoming album Hope In Dirty City. As you might surmise from the title, it’s an exercise in golden-age rap nostalgia. But that impression is a little complicated by the fact that is samples “Eight,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 28, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Deconstructing: Grimes

[Welcome to a new feature on Stereogum! Consider it an op-ed: In this space, we’ll issue spot, and we’ll argue. And so it’ll be like every other post, just more specifically engineered to engage you in the sort of commentary and criticism we’re seeing in the comment section these days. Every Tuesday we’ll turn toMore »

By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / February 28, 2012 - 1:10 pm