On Friday, Grimes took over SiriusXM’s SiriusXMU channel, playing songs from her fantastic new album Art Angels in addition to music by artists like Le Tigre, Lana Del Rey, and Dolly Parton. Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek and Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss joined her on air, and the three discussed a number of topics together. Grimes recalled meeting Janelle Monáe and collaborating on “Venus Fly” after sending her a painting she made as a token of admiration (Grimes on Monáe’s Wondaland Studio: “It’s nuts. I walked in the door and there’s like a thousand clocks, and I was like ‘Oh, nice clocks,’ and she was like, ‘Thanks. We’re time travelers'”). She also said that “California” is about the bad side of music journalism, and Alexis Krauss discussed her college career as a wedding singer. Listen to a few clips from the show and check out some photos of Grimes, Polachek, and Krauss hanging out in the SiriusXM studios below.
[Photos by Maro Hagopian]