Thursday, May 12, 2011

Grimes Releases "Heartbeats (Laurel Halo REMIX)", On Tour Now With Lykke Li / 'Halfaxa' LP Out Now On Arbutus Records

Grimes Releases "Heartbeats" (Laurel Halo REMIX), On Tour Now With Lykke Li Halfaxa LP Out Now On Arbutus Records Sophomore LP TBA

Click Here To Download & Share "Heartbeats (Lauren Halo REMIX)" On Pitchfork

Click Here To View "Vanessa" Video On Brooklyn Vegan

Click Here To Watch Grimes Perform At SXSW 2011 On Gorilla Vs. Bear

Click Here To Listen To "Vanessa" On Altered Zones

“These albums bear the mark not of career-defining masterpieces . . . but of sudden, prodigious genius; springing up seemingly out of nowhere earlier this year, the discovery of Claire Boucher was less
a nice surprise than an outright revelation" - Cokemachineglow

“ ... ethereal, eerily moving outerspace transmissions from Montreal’s amazing “cosmic-pop deity”
Grimes, who’s firmly established herself as one of our favorite new artists of 2010.” - Gorilla VS Bear

“Grimes weaves melody and oddity to produce an eerie and sometimes medieval sound that magically overcomes being too obscure to be enjoyed by the masses.” - Exclaim

“...astounding vocals—ethereal and haunting glossolalia, like an alien siren song.” - Montreal Mirror

“Halfaxa is quite the beguiling beauty.” - BBC Music

Grimes is weird pop influenced by styles such as R&B, Industrial, goth, hip hop and Western medieval organum. She is noted for simple but strong percussion, vocal virtuosity, and addictive melodies. Despite having little acquaintance with music before the age of 18, Grimes (born 1988) has overcome this barrier and used it to her advantage, exploding onto the music scene with a sound that is that is far different from that of her peers, and extremely broad in it’s references (Mariah Carey, Salem, Cocteau Twins, Gang Gang Dance, The Smiths, Prince). And yet, while all Grimes songs are different and genre-bending, there is a strong sound that is fully her own, characterized primarily by her chameleonlike voice.

She cannot read music and has no understanding of theory or notation, so her attempts to imitate often fail. Rather, the result is particularly unique, strangely beautiful, sometimes scary, frequently melancholic and catchy as hell.

The "Heartbeats" track can be found exclusively on the UK version of Halfaxa (Lo Recordings) :

Upcoming Tour Dates

SUN 5/15 WASHINGTON, DC 9:30 Club
TUE 5/17 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
WED 5/18 NEW YORK, NY Webster Hall
FRI 5/20 BOSTON, MA House of Blues
SAT 5/21 MONTREAL, PQ Metropolis
SUN 5/22 TORONTO, ON Phoenix
MON 5/23 CHICAGO, IL Metro
THU 5/26 SEATTLE, WA Showbox
FRI 5/27 VANCOUVER, BC Vogue Theater
SAT 5/28 PORTLAND, OR Wonder Ballroom
TUE 5/31 LOS ANGELES, CA Wiltern

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