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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

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… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 27, 2012

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012

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… More »

By: Stereogum / March 9, 2012

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012

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

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

Grimes – “Angel”

In support of her just-released Visions and her new video for "Oblivion," Grimes took over Gorilla Vs. Bear the other day and during that 16-post run, she posted a Visions bonus track from the digital edition called "Angel." Check that out at YouTube and stream Grimes' recent KEXP live session. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 23, 2012

Stream Grimes Visions

23-year-old Claire Boucher has been generous with her Visions, giving away both "Genesis" and "Oblivion," and now the week before the album's release, Grimes has put the whole skewed-and-looped synth-pop platter up for streaming over at NPR. File under: more highly recommended listening to function as palette cleanser for those struggling to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 13, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: January 2012

Here it is, the first mix of The Last Year. So far we've had a flood of good music these first few weeks of 2012, which in fairness is probably just the result of bands wisely holding back on releasing things into the holiday void that is the winternet, but let's be optimistic about it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 20, 2012

Grimes Remixes Pictureplane

Haze-pop producers of the world unite! Montreal up-and-comer Grimes has done her own version of "Real Is A Feeling," a song from Denver noise-dancer Pictureplane's strong 2011 album Thee Physical. It's one of 19 remixes on Dimensional Rip 7, the free new Pictureplane remix album; Unicorn Kid, Tearist, Physical Therapy, Extreme Animals, and other… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 13, 2012

Stereogum Buzz Chart: Week Of 1/1/12

New year, new feature! Welcome to Rank & File, where we track the week's biggest people and stories in easily digestible chart-form. We did this because sometimes it's hard to know what was the biggest story, and it helps to have a scientific and definitive list of these things to keep everyone from arguing i… More »

By: Stereogum / January 5, 2012

Grimes – “Genesis”

Stereogum40 alum Grimes was already primed for a busy year, with a new album and a tour on the way, but she stands to be even busier after signing with 4AD. Soon after this announcement, she hit the web with "Genesis," a track off of her upcoming Visions. "Genesis" is a assertive, sparkling… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 4, 2012

Progress Report: Grimes

Name: Grimes Progress Report: Claire Boucher -- aka Grimes --talks about the magic and madness behind her forthcoming new album, Visions. The term “otherworldly” gets tossed around an awful lot these days, but there really are few other words to aptly describe Claire Boucher and her work. Releasing music under the moniker of Grimes for… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / December 5, 2011

CMJ 2011: Class Superlatives & Our Finest Photos

We're on the other side of CMJ now, which you could probably tell by the uptick in the music news cycle, or by some bloggers' (could be any bloggers, no way to know who I am talking about) bleary eyes and corresponding level of risibility. Stereogum threw a couple of parties early on,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 24, 2011

Grimes – “Oblivion”

The Montreal avant-pop artist Claire Boucher, who records as Grimes, has a new album called Visions coming out early next year. That pretty-awesome image you see above is the cover art. Below, we've got the tracklist, and you can also download the warped, bubbly synth jam "Oblivion." It's as catchy as it is weird. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2011

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a "new" band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011

Washed Out – “Amor Fati” & “Echoes”

You've already heard indie song of the summer contender "Eyes Be Closed." Now you can hear two more shimmering cuts from Ernest Greene's forthcoming post-chillwave full-length below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 21, 2011

Grimes & Lykke Li @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 5/31/11

Here are some pictures from the Lykke Li & Grimes tour stop in Los Angeles, compliments of Graeme Flegenheimer. It features Stereogum-favorite Grimes in portrait mode (make sure to check her split with d'Eon or her wonderful videos) and Lykke Li looking severe and simply irresistible. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 2, 2011