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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

Jay Z Signs Grimes To Roc Nation Management

Now it looks like Jay Z and Grimes have more than just being vegans in common. The rapper's Roc Nation management company announced via tweet that the Canadian musician has been added to their roster. In a Tumblr post following the announcement, Grimes throws up an Illuminati hand sign (in a… More »

By: James Rettig / December 17, 2013

Grimes Responds To Criticism From Dogmatic Asshole Vegans

Just after midnight, eco- and animal-friendly lightning rod Grimes aka Claire Boucher excitedly posted to Tumblr about the existence of the new Ben & Jerry's flavor Scotchy Scotch Scotch (which is affiliated with Anchorman 2) and quipped, "1 day hiatus from veganism is being had starting NOw." Apparently some vegan Grimes follower… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 21, 2013

Grimes Responds To Criticism Of Russia Concert

Since the well-received release of 2012's Visions, Grimes (Claire Boucher) has been working on a new album that's hopefully due early next year. In addition to the new album, Boucher released a very minimal tour schedule, consisting mainly of festivals. But next week Grimes is playing a private show in Moscow, a decisio… More »

By: Brie Roche lilliott / October 30, 2013

Grimes, Liars, Warpaint To Cover Duran Duran On New Tribute Album

UPDATE: Grimes' label 4AD says she is not participating in this tribute... Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran is coming early next year via Manimal Vinyl, the label that previously gave us tributes to Madonna and the Cure. You can check out the current list of participants below (via duranduran.com) and more… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 15, 2013

Grimes’ Hospitality Rider Is Eco- And Dog-Friendly

Grimes is a dog person, apparently, and if you're promoting a Grimes show, you should probably have a dog on hand. Claire Boucher recently posted a few excerpts of her tour rider on her Tumblr, offering this explanation: "i dunno if anyone cares about this stuff but im like obsessed with reading other people… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 8, 2013