Sunday, January 8, 2012

Introducing Grimes

from the press release:

Grimes is the inventive work of Claire Boucher, a project that has gained notoriety since its inception back in early-2010. Moving to Montreal from Vancouver in 2006, she developed Grimes among the city’s burgeoning DIY scene; a scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide, resulting in a distinct sense of community, religiosity and psychedelic revelry.

Claire describes her work as, “the only means through which I can be fully expressive. It is both an ethereal escape from, and a violent embrace of, my experience. The creative process is a quest for the ultimate sensual, mystical and cathartic experience and the vehicle for my psychic purging. Visions was conceived in a period of self-imposed cloistering during which time I did not see daylight.”

Here is a free song from Grimes called "Genesis" courtesy of her label - 4AD.

Grimes - Genesis [click to download]

4AD are to release the defining new album from Grimes, 'Visions', to the world outside Canada. Joining forces with Montreal’s Arbutus Records (a label and collective of which Grimes is a part of), Visions will be on the shelves in North America on February 21st to coincide with a tour there and will be released to the rest of the world on March 12th.

Visions | Tracklisting

1. Infinite ♡ Without Fulfillment
2. Genesis
3. Oblivion
4. Eight
5. Circumambient
6. Vowels = Space and Time
7. Visiting Statue
8. Be A Body (侘寂)
9. Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus) (feat. Doldrums)
10. Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U)
11. Nightmusic (feat. Majical Cloudz)
12. Skin
13. Know The Way (Outro)

Full streaming preview of "Oblivion" by Grimes:

Full streaming preview of "Skin" by Grimes:

Here is the video piece for Vanessa (Arbutus/Hippos and Tanks 2011) performed by Grimes, who also provided the concept for and directed the video. A very moving combination.

Click Here to purchase music from Grimes via iTunes.

Grimes is very busy the first half of 2012 touring all over! Check the schedule below for when she comes to your city.

Grimes 2012 Tour Dates

18th Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
19th Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
20th Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
21st Portland, OR - Holocene
22nd San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
24th Los Angeles, CA - Echo
25th San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
27th Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
29th Austin, TX - Lamberts

1st Denton, TX - Dan's Silverleaf
2nd New Orleans, LA - LBC Quad (Tulane Univ)
3rd Oxford, MS - Cats Purring Dude Ranch
5th Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
6th Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
7th Orlando, FL - Backbooth
8th Miami, FL - Bardot Miami
9th Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival
13th Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
14th Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
19th Toronto, ON - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
20th Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
21st Baltimore, MD - Str8 Cavin
22nd Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
23rd New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
24th Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
26th Boston, MA - Great Scott
31st Montreal, QB - Cabaret Mile End

31st Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival

2nd London, UK – Field Day Festival
3rd Dublin, Ireland – Forbidden Fruit Festival

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