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When Justin Bieber released his almost-number-one single “Sorry” back in October, I wrote an impassioned screed on the song and Bieber’s Redemption-era sound. “Sorry” was announced as a Skrillex x Blood co-production, to which a lot of people responded: “Who?” Though Michael Tucker has worked on some of the biggest pop records of the past… More »

This week, the unavoidable question must be addressed: What is 5 Best Songs in a post-Art Angels world? (We found ourselves in a similar position earlier this year, when faced with 5 Best Songs in a post-E•MO•TION world.) So what is it? It is, in part, a world in which other artists pay tribute to… More »

Grimes gave us Art Angels a week ago today, meaning we had 10 new Grimes songs eligible for this week’s 5 Best (everything except the previously released “Flesh Without Blood,” “Life In The Vivid Dream,” “Laughing And Not Being Normal,” and “SCREAM”). And yeah, we considered giving her all five slots — it would still… More »

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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.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

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
James Rettig | December 17, 2013 - 3:50 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2013 - 11:27 am

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…
Brie Roche lilliott | October 30, 2013 - 12:31 pm

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…
Miles Bowe | October 15, 2013 - 4:34 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2013 - 10:15 am

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of…
Stereogum | October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

Indie Kidz Songs: Hear Parodies Of Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, And More Singing Children’s Classics

You might remember late last year finding a commercial for a fake Christmas song compilation by indie music stars including Bon Iver, Beach House, and…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Watch A Video Diary Of James Brooks And Grimes’ Summer

Grimes and Elite Gymnastics/Dead Girlfriends/Default Genders dude James Brooks make up one of the most interesting and generally likable couples in music right now. They're…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Franz Ferdinand – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Franz Ferdinand released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action this week and, in their promo run, stopped by French radio station Oui FM. There, the…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 28, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Watch Grimes Interview 2 Chainz, Riff Raff, Snooki, Richard Simmons, & More On The VMA Red Carpet

Last week, we learned the exciting news that Grimes, along with fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, would co-host MTV Style's VMA red carpet show. Sadly, we…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2013 - 10:45 am

See Photos, Videos, & Winners List From The 2013 MTV VMAs

If you played our VMAs 2013 Drinking Game, you are very drunk right now. Tonight MTV invaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 30th annual MTV…
Scott Lapatine | August 25, 2013 - 11:22 pm

Watch Grimes And Kathleen Hanna Discuss Beyoncé, Riot Grrrl, And Feminism On MTV’s VMA All Access

Tonight is the MTV Video Music Awards; surrounding the awards show, MTV has been airing a series of interviews with artists online. One of them…
Liz Pelly | August 25, 2013 - 11:32 am

Grimes To Co-Host VMA Red Carpet For MTV Style

Last week, Grimes ignited a minor internet shitstorm when she played stuff like Taylor Swift and Mariah Carey during a Boiler Room DJ set. Since…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Grimes Denies Trolling Boiler Room

As GQ reports, yesterday, at superstar house producer Richie Hawtin's house in Ibiza, Grimes played a special DJ set for Boiler Room, one that was…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2013 - 9:35 am

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were…
Stereogum | August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a…
Miles Bowe | May 27, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Watch Grimes, Frank Ocean, Tanlines At The 2013 Webby Awards

The 17th Annual Webby Awards went down last night at Wall Street's cavernous Cipriani's. Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the ceremony featured a performance by Tanlines,…
Claire Lobenfeld | May 22, 2013 - 11:42 am

Katie & Allison Crutchfield – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Well, this is pretty dope. Rookie has commissioned a theme song for the month of May, and it's badass both in theory and in execution.
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2013 - 4:03 pm