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 both vocal feminists and fans of frothy pop music, and they both Tumblr prolifically, make great electronic pop songs, and generate feverish debate on Stereogum and in its comments section. For the past month, they’ve been carrying cameras with them around the world and filming bits and pieces of their lives together, and they’ve now posted an 11-minute video diary that covers the last couple of busy months. Things start out at Way Out West, the Gothenburg, Sweden music festival where I saw Grimes in August, and they go on to encompass Grimes’ controversial Boiler Room DJ set and her stint as a VMA red-carpet host. At various points, HAIM, Angel Haze, 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande, Fun., and a whole pile of others appear on camera. Watch it below.
If you were curious about the aerobics class that precedes the Knife’s festival sets, you get to see a piece of it in there. Imagine that for 20 minutes.