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 find hope in new music after last night’s institutionalized wank-fest. This is a record of buoyant electro, of vibrantly vocal psychedelic curveballs that would play as well in art school as pre-school, which is such a fun Venn diagram to think about. Hear it.
Visions is out 2/21 via 4AD.