Tag Archives: Grimes

Celebrating Independence with... 4AD

In honor of Independence Day, KEXP is saluting some of our favorite indie record labels who’s DIY-spirit helped revolutionize the music industry. As an independent radio station ourselves, KEXP is thrilled to give a 13-gun salute to these pioneers with a series of label spotlights through the Fourth of July. In this profile, we lookRead more...

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more...

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Friday Music News

Following some festival appearances and a locomotive-powered tour with Skrillex and Diplo, Grimes will be embarking on her own tour with Myths and Elite Gymnastics. On the appropriately titled The Mythical Gymnastics Tour, she’ll spend most of September and October trekking through North America, including a stop at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland on OctoberRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

In perhaps the most epic triple header since Florida’s Liturgy/Sleigh Bells/Diplo shows earlier this year, it has just been announced that Grimes, Diplo, and Skrillex will be touring across Canada on a train. They won’t be coming to Seattle at all, but if you don’t mind the drive, the Full Flex Express, as they callRead more...

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Friday Music News

Electro-pop artist Grimes has recently delved into jewelry design, courtesy of her collaboration with Montreal’s Morgan Black.  Unfortunately, the female body part depicted in said jewelry line cannot be appropriately discussed in any gentlemanly detail, so with that, check out the pictures here. Reading and Leeds Festivals, BBC Radio 1′s Hackney Weekend, summer festivals in general: All thingsRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

In March of 2010, Animal Collective performed a live music installation at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, with visuals provided by Danny Perez (also of past collaboration for visual feast Oddsac). In honor of this year’s Record Store Day, music from the exhibit, titled Transverse Temporal Gyrus, is now streaming. Check it out over atRead more...

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2012 lineup revealed!

On their Facebook page, The Capitol Hill Block Party has teased fans and kept them guessing as to this year’s lineup. Now, the full lineup is revealed. Among the many highlights: Neko Case, Major Lazer, Fitz And The Tantrums, The Lumineers, Phantogram, Youth Lagoon, Grimes, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, Doomtree, Trust, and Blouse. CheckRead more...

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Live Video: Grimes

From a street-tough name like Grimes, you might expect some kind of skeezy or tough-as-nails rap, but the music of young Vancouver-bred, Montreal-based artist Claire Boucher is anything but. The 23-year old DJ/producer builds glimmering, otherworldly songs layer upon layer with synth loops, electronic beats, and found sounds, over which her little-girlish falsetto hovers eerilyRead more...

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Music News: 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup announcement

The initial lineup of the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival has just been announced! On Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15, a whole host of indie bands take to the field of Chicago’s Union Park. Among those announced are KEXP favorites Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, and Cloud Nothings. NoRead more...

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Live Review: Grimes with Born Gold @ Sunset Tavern 2/20

Canadian Claire Boucher has been making tidal waves in the indiesphere of late as Grimes, an experimental electro-pop act whose 3rd full-length, Visions, recently got a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork Media and is trending at a solid 80 on review aggregate site Metacritic. While her self-proclaimed “post-internet” synth pop thrills through speakers, it’sRead more...

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