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Grimes Shares Love Letter To Star Wars

Love magazine enlisted Canadian indie pop star Grimes to write about her adoration of Star Wars for their latest issue. It’s only available in print, but NME has rendered the full text online. In the letter, Grimes talks about how she has loved Star Wars for her entire life, how important and nuanced the robot… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 29, 2015 - 10:25 am

Grimes Teases “Happy And Angry” Album Full Of Diss Tracks, Guitar

Grimes has been working on the highly anticipated follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions for a while now, but she’s kept things pretty mysterious. As she’s repeated multiple times, last summer’s divisive dubstep-pop anthem “Go” was never intended to be on the album, and the one other song we have heard, “REALiTi,” came from a… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 28, 2015 - 9:45 pm

Beach Goth 4 Lineup

The fourth installment of the Growlers’ annual Beach Goth festival will go down 10/24-25 at the Observatory Grounds in Orange County, California, and its lineup is certainly worth observing. Besides the Growlers themselves, the impressive array of performers includes Grimes, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Die Antwoord, Warpaint, DIIV, Fidlar, Camera Obscura, Juicy J, Ghost,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm

Grimes Will Surprise Release New Album In October

Grimes has been hard at work on a Visions follow-up for a while now. Rejected Rihanna single “Go” seemed like more of an outlier than a beacon of things to come, and “REALiTi” came from the version of the album that she scrapped, so we really have no idea how this album will sound. But… More »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 10:10 am

Check Out Grimes’ Met Gala Photo Diary For Vogue

The only Met Gala attendee whose outfit really deserves a photo diary is Rihanna. Not only did she don an enormous yellow peacock train that required attendants to carry, she’s also one of the few big-name artists who dared to wear an outfit created by an actual Chinese designer. To clarify: The theme of thi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 6, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Grimes Enters The Tidal Debate

Following yesterday’s impassioned plea from Jay Z to give Tidal more time, Grimes — who started working with his Roc Nation management company in 2013 — Grimes added her two cents to the debate in an Instagram post that has since been deleted. Here’s what she said (via Pigeons And Planes):

Mad respect… More »

By: James Rettig / April 27, 2015 - 8:57 am

Grimes Announces U.S. Tour With Lana Del Rey

Grimes and Lana Del Rey are two of the most popular, polarizing, unmistakably unique figures in popular music, so in that sense they make perfect touring partners. On the other hand: What the hell?! Today’s announcement that Grimes will open for Del Rey’s summer North American tour dates is weird enough that Grimes had to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2015 - 9:46 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 »

By: Stereogum / March 20, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Grimes & Bleachers – “Entropy”

Grimes first linked up with Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff on “Take It Away,” a 2014 song from Antonoff’s solo side project Bleachers. And now they’ve teamed up once again, this time for an absolutely dazzling pop song called “Entropy.” It’s a power-pop tune, more or less, with the same sort of sparkling production that Antonoff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015 - 8:26 am

Grimes Says That She Isn’t Scrapping Music Because Of Negative Reactions

Last week, Grimes dropped a self-made video for a very good new song called “REALiTi.” Between that and last summer’s divisive anthem “Go,” many of us are wondering what’s going on with Grimes’ album and with the version of it that she said she “scrapped.” If she’s willing to toss great songs like these out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2015 - 10:25 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Grimes – “REALiTi” Video

Grimes has shared a video for a new track called “REALiTi,” which was shot during her March 2013 tour in Asia. She explained in the video’s description that the song is a demo from the Visions follow-up that she threw out last year. “Lost the ableton file, so its not mixed or mastered,” she writes,”… More »

By: James Rettig / March 9, 2015 - 8:23 am

Scarlett Johansson, Este Haim, Holly Miranda Debut Grimes-Inspired Supergroup The Singles

Our Scarlett Johansson tag archive is truly fascinating, including New Order and Serge Gainsbourg covers, collaborations with everyone from the Jesus And Mary Chain to Dean Martin, and a game of charades with Drake. Here’s one more unexpected entry: The movie star has teamed with Este Haim, Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris, and Julia Haltigan to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2015 - 3:08 pm

New Grimes, St. Vincent Songs To Premiere On Girls

Billboard reports that a new song from St. Vincent and a new collaboration between Grimes and Jack Antonoff will appear in the new season of Girls. The St. Vincent song is a demo left over from her self-titled sessions called “Teenage Talk” and will close out an episode. The Grimes/Antonoff collab is called “Entropy” and… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Hear Grimes Soundtrack An Expedia Commercial

It’s been almost three years since Visions came out, and songs from that album are still making their way into commercials while we wait for Grimes to finish its followup (which seems like it could take a while). A new commercial from Expedia is soundtracked by “Genesis” and follows someone’s trip around Tokyo. Gotta make… More »

By: James Rettig / January 11, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Gawker Thread Unearths High School Yearbook Photos Of Eddie Vedder, Grimes, Beyoncé, More

A Gawker post yesterday asked readers to post high school yearbook pictures of famous people, and the response unearthed movie stars, politicians, reality TV notables and, most importantly, some music celebs. People who may have sat in the same room as them during biology sophomore year flocked to the comments to post pictures of Eddie… More »

By: James Rettig / December 31, 2014 - 9:17 am

Grimes – “Christmas Song II (Grinch)” (Feat. Jay Worthy) Video

While I spent Christmas begrudgingly making small talk with family members I see once a year, Grimes was busy writing a song and making a music video alongside her stepbrother, rapper Jay Worthy. “Christmas Song II (Grinch)” serves as a sequel to a song they teamed up for that was released as a bonus trackMore »

By: James Rettig / December 27, 2014 - 11:40 am

Grimes Explains How She Really Got Her Name

Where did Claire Boucher get the name Grimes from? In an interview with The Guardian in 2012, she said that that “it’s a secret and I’m never going to tell because it’s actually really embarrassing,” and then ended up telling the reporter that she named herself after artist Ken Grimes. Turns out she was lying… More »

By: James Rettig / December 20, 2014 - 11:30 am

Grimes Just Finished Glam-Rock Song, Says “Go” Was Never Intended For Album

Lately, Grimes has been working on a mysterious and eagerly anticipated new album, the follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions. She’s said a few things about the album, like that she scrapped an early version of it because it wasn’t turning out right. And earlier this year, she shared “Go,” a great-but-divisive dubstep-flavored pop song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2014 - 8:58 am

Grimes – “Go” (Demo)

As 2014 winds down, it seems safe to call Grimes’ dance-pop bacchanal “Go” the year’s most divisive song, at least in this particular corner of the internet. While the song doesn’t appear to announce a grand new direction for Claire Boucher’s music, it’s still a fascinating piece of music. Grimes has now shared an early… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 2, 2014 - 10:44 am
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