Video: Grimes – “Genesis”

I’ve heard that Grimes aka adorable electro-Canadian Claire Boucher, was influenced by Japanese and Korean pop culture, I just didn’t notice until now.

Her new “Genesis” video is peppered with Eastern everything. It’s like if Jewel understood what she was doing with “Intuition,” besides selling out.  Continue reading “Video: Grimes – “Genesis””

Video: Grimes – “Nightmusic” Feat. Majical Cloudz

Everything I love about indie music can be summed up in the music of Canada-native Grimes, because what major label would allow anyone this sort of freedom?

Tight electronic droplets of sound born and bred on a Macbook Pro with lispy glass-breakingly high vocals. I’ve never heard anything like it.  Continue reading “Video: Grimes – “Nightmusic” Feat. Majical Cloudz”

Grimes Brings ‘Genesis’ To Jools Holland

Grimes aka Claire Boucher is tearing up the nearly visible underground scene, whether it’s an invitation to SXSW, a performance on Later With Jools Holland, or continuous mentions on hipper, more informed blogs than mine.

The allure lies not in the buzz but in the genre, or the lack of genre. Her electro-ethereal pop sound wets the appetites of Ellie Goulding and Florence + The Machine fans alike.

The booming onstage keyboard and Macbook Pro music scene can do nothing but water the roots of people like Grimes, who color outside the lines of already brilliant DJs like Calvin Harris and Morgan Page. If it takes you longer than a moment to get into her live performance of “Genesis,” don’t fret.

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Semi-Obscure Pop Playlist #1 (Oooh Girl)

I’m assuming you all like pop music? And I’m guessing you’re sick of what’s on the radio so I thought I’d type up a quick list of uber pulpy organic juice for your sad ginger winter skin to soak up.

1. Nicola Roberts – “I.” Former Girls Aloud member gone Lily Allen solo, but 100% higher (pitched) and 200% more annoyed at England’s paparazzi.

3. Dev – “Take Her From You.” Pregnant “In The Dark” pop star + pro-bodybag dragger.

4. Natalia Kills – “Love Is Suicide.” Most underrated “Perfectionist” pop of 2010, 12 and 13.

5. Grimes – “Oblivion.” Circumambient Canadian helium/Rooney Mara-bangs expert Claire Boucher.

6. Lights – “Toes.” “Best New Artist” Juno-winner Valerie Anne Poxleitner.

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Video: Grimes – “Oblivion”

“Oblivion” is an adorable electro-pop fantasy from Grimes, also known as 24 year-old Montreal-local, Claire Boucher.

Watch her as she waves around a hotdog (or other delightful stadium edible) and dances amongst McGill University football players and motocross fans with pink hair and large headphones clinging to her face.

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