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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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 29, 2014

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014

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

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… More »

By: James Rettig / August 24, 2014

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 ShowMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014

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… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014

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

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

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

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

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! Liste… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 14, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2014

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 Grime… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2014

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

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2014

The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014

I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two headliners I loved, and they conflicted, and I had no interest in the subsequent four on Saturday and Sunday. After being impressed and surprised repeatedly on Friday, I had a… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 9, 2014

Watch Grimes Debut “Go,” Her Song For Rihanna, At Governors Ball

Grimes promised three new songs at Governors Ball -- including one she and Blood Diamonds wrote for Rihanna (who passed on it) -- and that's exactly what she delivered. "David," "Sleepwalking," and "Go" were the titles of the new tracks. Billboard had this to say about the new stuff:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 7, 2014

Rihanna Turned Down A Song That Grimes Wrote For Her

On Friday night, Grimes will play New York's Governors Ball festival. And as she pointed out on Twitter this afternoon, we might want to pay special attention to the last song of her set. The song, Grimes explains, is "kinda different from regular grimes." That's because she and frequent collaborator Blood Diamonds wrote the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013