that trailer grimes released yesterday teasing at the new video for “genesis” did nothing to prepare me for the erratic and bizarro full-length clip that would follow. no point in explaining stretch escalades, pythons, pink braids, morningstars, and flaming swords – just watch above.
claire boucher is starting to attract some serious attention these days. as grimes, her one-woman shows have become a must-see on the festival circuit, and her videos are pretty damn memorable. here, she offers up a preview to her upcoming “genesis” video. it’s all desert and dusk. think lost highway. check it out above.
grimes made her network television debut last night on the hippest late night talk show late night with jimmy fallon performing her visions single “genesis” amongst flower petals, fog machines, and backup dancers. also, and it’s worth nothing, her hair was the nicest i’ve ever seen it. like ever. check it out above.
on pitchforktv’s latest episode of “docs,” grimes plays to her biggest audience yet at barcelona’s primavera sound as well as discusses minimalism and mindless pop in her music. bonus: she gets all jack nicholson exploring a hedge maze, though i personally could watch 2:16-2:39 on a loop for the rest of my life.
in an unexpected yet totally sensible move, kreayshawn, grimes, tragik, and blood diamonds join forces as l$d and slap together the most haphazard song and accompanying clip a “post-internet collabo project” could have ever produced. their description, not mine. get your “grimy motherfucka” on above.
more of this to come when more drugs are available to l$d.
nothing says “summer is here” than a tropical electro groove. lucky us, vancouver’s blood diamonds has just that kind of sound locked and loaded and best of all, featuring fellow canadian grimes on lead vocals. check it out above.
grimes follows up her low budget, yet highly rewarding video for “oblivion” with something a little more extravagant. “nightmusic” find claire at her witchiest, giving the trance hands to the camera as well as escorting a handful of naked folk through the woods. did i mention it’s nsfw? check it out above.
what a stacked lineup jools holland had last night. let’s see what record store day 2013 collaborations spring from this batch. catch more videos of jack white, alabama shakes and grimes performing on later … with jools holland after jump.
grimes came through seattle’s kexp last february to perform a 30 minute set of songs from her album visions and more. her hair was greenish at the time of taping. also, claire lacked a table. check it out above.
one part grimes’ claire boucher, one part cop car bonfire’s tim lafontaine, membrain is the self-described “live improv drone techno act” of the two upstarts whose glitchy new song “airic” is available for stream below.
grimes’ claire boucher throws caution to the wind and unleashes her electro jaunt “oblivion” flash mob-style to a bunch of bystanders at a football game, motocross rally and a men’s locker room. mosh if you will, bros. claire loves it all.
already having released two full length albums, claire boucher aka grimes isn’t by any means a new artist (bon iver shares sympathy). but with the release of visions on 4ad, boucher’s one woman act is really picking up steam off the backs of her live shows and distinct, “gothereal” sound. courtesy of npr, you can check out visions in its entirety at the link below.