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Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna

Ariel Pink has been agitating people lately, between his trolly comments on misogyny and the Westboro Baptist Church and his whole “maced by a feminist” story. Just yesterday, Pink said in an interview that he had been asked to work with Madonna and gave a harsh assessment of the pop star’s body of work, saying… More »

By: James Rettig / October 14, 2014 - 9:33 am

Grimes Shares 13 Lessons On Being A Boss

Anyone who’s seen Grimes perform live can tell you she’s a boss, figuratively. But as Claire Boucher recently explained for Tavi Gevinson’s new literature collection ROOKIE YEARBOOK THREE, she’s also a boss, literally. In the name of getting her music out there, she already owns two companies and just started a third one with her… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 9, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Watch Manish Arora’s Paris Fashion Week Runway Show Inspired And Soundtracked By Grimes

Grimes served as an inspiration and soundtracked the runway show for Manish Arora’s ready-to-wear spring/summer 2015 collection, which debuted at Paris Fashion Week. When asked in an interview about who could be “the face” of his new collection, Arora responded, “Grimes, the singer. We think of her going to places like the Burning Man Festival. More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014 - 10:16 am

Stream Grimes’ Bedtime Mix For Annie Mac, Featuring Aphex Twin, Patsy Cline, Portishead

The BBC radio presenter Annie Mac regularly brings in guests to compile Bedtime Mixes, DJ sets of music specifically intended to lull you off to sleep. In certain circles, Grimes is notorious for her DJ sets of giddy, sunny pop music. She’s the type to throw on Taylor Swift or the Vengaboys when she’s DJingMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014 - 10:40 am

Grimes Scraps New Album Because “It Sucked”

Go,” the huge streaking pop song that Grimes wrote for Rihanna and then released herself, was a deeply divisive song, especially around this corner of the internet. Your Stereogum staff loved it, but many fans were put off, wondering if this meant Grimes was going in more of a straight-up pop direction after achieving such… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2014 - 1:43 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014 - 11:04 am

Grimes – “Go” Video

Grimes’ “Go,” the Blood Diamonds collab that the two of them apparently wrote for Rihanna, may have started more fights than any other song this summer, at least until Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” came along. It’s a truly epic bit of pop weirdness, and now it has a video to match. Grimes and her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Stereogum’s 9 Favorite Sets From FYF Fest 2014

Los Angeles’ FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with some of the best electronic musicians in the world (Flying Lotus, Todd Terje, Four Tet), and managed to throw in some choice heavier stuff (Boris, Deafheaven), hip-hop (Earl Sweatshirt, Ru… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 25, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals

The past few weeks have seen celebrities big and small participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, from the Foo Fighters to Weird Al. When Grimes was called out by electronic musician Richie Hawtin, the eco- and animal-friendly artist refused and posted on her Tumblr explaining her reasoning. “I would like to say that I… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014 - 1:38 pm

HAIM – “My Song 5″ (Feat. A$AP Ferg) Video (Feat. Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Koenig, Kesha, Grimes, Big Sean)

We warned you that it was coming, and now it’s here: HAIM’s ridiculous and cameo-packed video for the Days Are Gone highlight “My Song 5.” The video turns out to be for the remixed A$AP Ferg version of the song, and it takes place on the set of The Dallas Murphy Show a fictional and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014 - 9:32 am

Grimes Calls Out The Trolls Putting Pro-Drug Statements On Her Wikipedia

Grimes has put up a Tumblr post that addresses edits that have been made to her Wikipedia page that discuss her use of amphetamines during the recording of Visions. The page cites a March 2012 interview with CMJ in which she described her frame of mind while recording the album: “I blacked out the window… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Watch A Trailer For Grimes’ “Go” Video

UPDATE: Here’s the official trailer for the video, featuring Grimes rocking Rodarte in the desert. She directed it with her brother Mac Boucher and it’s out next week. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 11, 2014 - 9:36 am

Check Out Grimes’ Rodarte Playlist Feat. The Cranberries, Roy Orbison, & J.Lo

There are a lot of different facets to Grimes and her whole project, but one of those facets is this: She is going to convince you, no matter how hard you might fight it, that pop music is awesome. To that end, she will confront you with the things you think you hate, and she… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 8, 2014 - 9:00 am

Grimes Realizes Game Of Thrones Life Goals At Comic-Con, Defends Socks With Sandals

If you follow Grimes on Twitter, you’d know that she’s a borderline obsessive fan of Game Of Thrones. For a while, her Twitter name was Grimes Of Tarth, a reference to a character named Brienne. This weekend, all her dreams came true at Comic-Con when she got to shake hands with author George R. R. More »

By: James Rettig / July 26, 2014 - 10:27 am

Hear The Unearthed Grimes & Majical Cloudz Collaboration “Voignamir,” About An Obese Cat

Grimes and Majical Cloudz’s Devon Welsh have been buddies for some time — at least since 2009 because that’s the date of this old collaboration Grimes excavated from her hard drive yesterday. It’s called “Voignamir,” named for an obese cat. Explains Grimes:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 17, 2014 - 10:43 am

Bleachers – “Take It Away” (Feat. Grimes)

Last week’s pop column sung the praises of Strange Desire, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s full-length solo debut as Bleachers. One of the best songs on that album is “Take It Away,” a collaboration with Grimes. The gloomy chillwave ballad matches Antonoff’s James Murphy-via-David Bowie vocals with Claire Boucher’s breathy high-end coos. It’s excellent! Listen below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 14, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Grimes, MGMT To Play An Aircraft Carrier At Comic-Con

San Diego’s annual Comic-Con International has long been less a comics convention than a celebration of all things nerdy. The movie and TV industries have made it a launchpad for many big announcements, and now the music industry is making the whole “launchpad” concept a little more literally. Billboard reports that MGMT will play a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Grimes Explains What “Go” Is About

Last week, Grimes released her Blood Diamonds collaboration “Go,” a straight-up gleaming pop song that she’d originally written for Rihanna. And as certain comments sections will attest, it may be the year’s single most divisive song. (We at Stereogum, for the record, like it a lot.) On Twitter recently, a fan asked Grimes what the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2014 - 9:24 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The challenge in compiling the 5 Best Songs Of The Week isn’t determining which songs deserve to be included and which don’t, it’s determining which deserving songs to cut and which to keep. This week presented us with a ridiculous assortment of Best Songs, so many that we could have come up with at least… More »

By: Stereogum / June 27, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Grimes – “Go”

Recently, Grimes and her Canadian countryman Blood Diamonds wrote a song called “Go” for Rihanna. Rihanna, or her people, turned it down. And now Grimes has taken the song for herself, debuting it onstage at the Governors Ball festival earlier this month. Today, we get to hear the studio version of the song, and it’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014 - 2:35 pm