Australia seems to be nailing the music export game these days. San Mei is our latest fancy from Down Under and has got us hooked onto the DIY dream-pop stylings of her debut single, “Brighter.” It’s hard not to think about Grimes when listening to San Mei’s sweet vocals and bedroom instrumentals, but the comparisons […]

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Dead Girlfriends’ debut Stop Pretending EP — whose Grimes-illustrated cover you can see above — is already up for streaming and shows plenty of variety in its four tracks. Our favorite by far is the title number, which evokes the same laidback, electronic 90s vibe of “Andreja 4-ever” while Brooks keeps it real with his to-the-point lyricism.

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Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) is no stranger to the strange, but this time the Canadian goth-pop sweetheart might just have out-weirded herself. Grimes’ new video for “Genesis,” the second single from this year’s Visions, is a little Mortal Kombat, a tad witchy Britney Spears, and plenty awesome. Highlights include a pink-dreadlocked sexy cyborg and a […]

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Stereogum: Grimes performs “Genesis” on her late night television debut on Jimmy Fallon. CoS: Catch performances and an interview with Grizzly Bear from StePhest Colbchella ‘012 RocktAugustFest on the USS Intrepid last Friday. Dummy: Queens rapper Action Bronson celebrates his new record deal with Warner/Vice by smoking a blunt. Of course, he filmed it for […]

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LA Times: Goldenvoice sets up two mini maritime versions of their popular CA festival. The FADER: Drake, Grimes, Japandroids, Cadence Weapon and more are nominated for this year’s Polaris Prize. P4K: Best Coast covers Fleetwod Mac’s “Storms” on last night’s Jimmy Fallon. CoS: Last night Nas made his second appearance on the Colbert Report, this […]

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Grimes has been talking big game about her boy Blood Diamonds, aka Canadian producer Mike Tucker, for a minute now. It’s good to see the two have finally come together for Tucker’s upcoming 12″, Phone Sex. Claire Boucher’s playful pop vocals take the foreground in the title track, propelling it through Tucker’s R&B-influenced baleric pop. The […]

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Let’s be honest. You like Grimes. You like her music a lot. But to fully appreciate Claire Boucher’s work, you have to also acknowledge the visual and performance art that makes her act what it is. The Canadian songstress’ new video for “Nightmusic” embodies this total art experience.  Equal parts Game of Thrones, Tron and […]

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Rolling Stone: Against Me! leader Tom Gabel comes out as transgender and reveals plans to undergo gender transition soon. Stereogum: Skrillex, Diplo, Grimes and more plan to tour Canada together by train. CoS: Fang Island announce a new album, Major, set for a July release. NME: The British mag is streaming Niki & The Dove’s […]

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Twitter: Canadian songstress and 2012-one-to-watch Grimes signs with UK indie label 4AD. Pitchfork: Destroyer, the Golden Filter, Fugiya & Miyagi and more cover New Order on a tribute album to 1983’s Power, Corruption & Lies. You can listen to Destroyer’s take on “Leave Me Alone” through the link. Kojo: Ian McKaye will be appearing on […]

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