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Jul 28, 2017

This week Jake Snider from Minus the Bear discusses the future of the right, the state of the country, and his move from one side of the political spectrum to the other. We also round-up a busy and unpleasant week for Trump, particularly when it comes to healthcare and transgender rights, plus there's a little Iron & Wine to close. More

Feb 09, 2017

Last week Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released a video for "Venus Fly," her Art Angels song that features Janelle Monáe. More

Nov 07, 2016

On the eve of election day, Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has recreated Lyndon B. Johnson's iconic 1964 political attack ad in honor of Hillary ClintonMore

Oct 05, 2016

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released her new album, Art Angels, last fall via 4AD. Now she and her tour mate HANA has shared seven new videos filmed while on tour. There are four videos for Grimes songs ("Butterfly," "World Princess Part II," "SCREAM," and "Belly of the Beat") and three for HANA tracks ("Chimera," "Underwater," and "Avalanche").  More

Aug 03, 2016

Suicide Squad is the next DC Comics film to hit the big screen (Warner Bros. have years of DC films planned) and is due out this Friday. The soundtrack features a mishmash of artists and collaborations, but also includes a new song from GrimesMore

“Suicide Squad” Soundtrack to Feature New Grimes Song and More

Suicide Squad: The Album Due Out August 5

Jun 17, 2016

Suicide Squad is the next DC Comics film to hit the big screen (Warner Bros. have years of DC films planned) and is due out August 5. March's Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice raked in the cash, but got a very split response from fans and critics.  More

Watch: Grimes - “California” Video

Art Angels Out Now via 4AD

May 09, 2016

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released her new album, Art Angels, last fall via 4AD. On Friday she shared a teaser trailer for her latest video, for "California," and now below is the full video. Boucher self-directed the video with her brother Mac. More

May 06, 2016

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released her new album, Art Angels, last fall via 4AD. On Wednesday she stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform Art Angels track "Flesh Without Blood."  More

May 05, 2016

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released her new album, Art Angels, last fall via 4AD. Last night she stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform Art Angels track "Flesh Without Blood."  More

Outside Lands 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, and The Muppets

August 5 - 7 in San Francisco, Lineup Also Includes Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana

Apr 05, 2016

Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down August 5 - 7 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Highlights of the lineup include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana Del Rey, DIIV, Big Grams, Julien Baker, Lionel Richie, Major Lazer, Jason Isbell, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Years & Years, HÆLOS, POLIÇA, Ra Ra Riot, Rogue Wave, Caveman, Whitney, Miguel, and Chance the Rapper.  More

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, and More

Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, Wolf Parade, Ty Segall, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in Au

Mar 29, 2016

FYF Fest has announced its 2016 lineup and it's another impressive one. The event is due to take place August 27 and 28 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Saturday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala and Sunday will be headlined by LCD Soundsystem (who seem to be playing every festival this year) and Grace Jones. More

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It's a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Jan 11, 2016

Florence and the Machine (aka Florence Welch) have announced some new tour dates in support of their 2015-released album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Support on some dates is to come from Grimes (aka Claire Boucher), who released her new album, Art Angels, last fall. (Both albums ended up on our Top 100 Albums of 2015 list, by the way.) More

Coachella 2016 Announces Line-up Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Lush, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus M83, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Foals, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, and Others

Jan 04, 2016

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2016 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday and Saturday are headlined by two newly reformed bands, LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses (featuring the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash). Calvin Harris headlines Sunday night. More

Nov 19, 2015

Natalie Prass released her acclaimed self-titled debut album earlier this year via Spacebomb/StarTime International. Tomorrow she'll be releasing a new EP, Side by Side, via StarTime International. It includes three covers. We've already heard Prass' versions of Anita Baker's "Caught Up in the Rapture"and Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence." Now she has shared her cover of Grimes' "REALiTi," which is found on the Canadian art-pop singer's brand new album, Art Angelsbut was earlier released as a single. More

Stream the New Album by Grimes, “Art Angels,” in Full

Art Angels Due Out Digitally Today via 4AD

Nov 06, 2015

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) released her new album, Art Angels, digitally today via 4AD (with a physical version coming December 11). If you want to try before you buy then you can stream the whole album below via Spotify. More

Nov 04, 2015

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) is releasing her new album, Art Angels, digitally this Friday (November 6) via 4AD (with a physical version coming December 11). Today on her website she has shared audio of Art Angels' short 2-minute long album opener, an orchestral intro to the album titled "laughing and not being normal."  More

Oct 30, 2015

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) is releasing her new album, Art Angels, digitally on November 6 via 4AD (with a physical version coming December 11). On Monday she shared a joint video for "Flesh Without Blood" and "Life in the Vivid Dream," which took Grimes' sound to a very mainstream pop place. More

Oct 26, 2015

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has long been teasing her new album and it has been expected that it would come out this fall. Last week she announced the album title, Art Angels, and revealed its album cover. Now she has shared a combined video for two songs on the record: "Flesh Without Blood" and "Life in the Vivid Dream." More

Natalie Prass Announces New EP, Includes Covers of Grimes, Anita Baker, Simon & Garfunkel

Side by Side EP Out November 20, Listen to New Versions of "My Baby Don't Understand Me" and "Christy"

Oct 23, 2015

Natalie Prass released her acclaimed self-titled debut album earlier this year via Spacebomb/StarTime International. Now she has announced a new EP, Side by Side, which is due out November 20 via StarTime International. It includes new versions of debut album cuts "My Baby Don't Understand Me" and "Christy," as well as covers of Grimes' "REALiTi," Anita Baker's "Caught Up in the Rapture," and Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence."  More

Oct 19, 2015

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) has long been teasing her new album and it has been expected that it would come out this fall and possibly even this month. October is now half-way over and as nothing had been announced yet, it was looking like we should either be bracing for another surprise release or the album had been pushed back.  More

Grimes Announces “Ac!d Reign” European Tour For Early 2016

February and March Dates Feature HANA as Support

Oct 05, 2015

Grimes recently announced the "Rhinestone Cowgirls" U.S. tour to go down this fall. Now she's announced a slew of European shows in what she is calling the "Ac!d Reign" tour. HANA is supporting all dates. Below are the dates for both tours. More

Grimes Announces “Rhinestone Cowgirls” Tour

October and November Dates Feature Nicole Dollanganger as Support

Sep 14, 2015

Grimes has announced the "Rhinestone Cowgirls" tour. Hopefully its title doesn't indicate that she's going in a country direction on her new album! The dates go down in October and November and include shows on both coasts. It's her first headlining tour since 2012. Nicole Dollanganger is supporting. More

Check out Photos of Grimes, HAIM, Lykke Li, and More as Part of Alexander Wang’s Fashion Campaign

Kanye West, Alice Glass, The Weeknd, The Kills' Alison Mosshart, and Others Also Take Part

Sep 01, 2015

Fashion designer Alexander Wang has revealed a new campaign for his collection of T-shirts and hoodies with the words "Do Something" written on them.  More

Grimes Reveals New Album Coming in October

Featuring "real instruments"

May 26, 2015

Over the holiday weekend Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, took to Twitter to reveal that the follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions will see the light of day this fall sometime in October. More

Grimes Will Open for Lana Del Rey on The Endless Summer Tour 2015

Grimes Succeeds Courtney Love as Opening Act for Lana Del Rey

Apr 01, 2015

Grimes announced via Instagram this morning that she will be supporting Lana Del Rey on the second half of her Endless Summer Tour 2015. More

Mar 16, 2015

On his debut solo album as Bleachers, Fun.'s Jack Antonoff recruited Grimes' Claire Boucher for a track called "Take Me Away." More

Watch: Grimes - “REALiTi” Video

Scrapped Track From Visions Follow-Up

Mar 09, 2015

Grimes has premiered a brand new music video for "REALiTi," a previously unheard track that was once intended to be featured on her still-in-progress follow-up to Visions. More

Dec 29, 2014

Like everyone else across the globe, Grimes' Claire Boucher spent time with her family last week to celebrate Christmas. Unlike everyone else, she cobbled together an impromptu holiday song and music video called "Christmas Song II (grinch)," showcasing rhymes by her step-brother Jay Worthy and starring members of her family. More

Dec 12, 2014

Earlier this summer Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, released "Go," her first piece of new music since her breakthrough album Visions. More

Listen: Grimes - “Go” (Demo)

Original (Possibly) Version

Dec 02, 2014

Earlier this year Grimes released "Go," a track that left many fans divided—so much so that singer/songwriter Claire Boucher wound up scrapping what was to be the original follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions. More

Oct 10, 2014

On Oct. 21 women's web publication Rookie Magazine will release the third edition of its annual Rookie Yearbook, a collection of articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations culled from the site's year of work. More

Sep 12, 2014

Earlier this summer Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, released "Go," a brand new song that was originally penned for Rihanna.  More

Watch: Grimes – “Go” Video

An Epic Adventure, Plus Dancing!

Aug 27, 2014

Grimes’ epic new video for her new single “Go” features her pal Blood Diamonds, a whole lot of dancing, and some crazy costumes. More

Aug 21, 2014

The video for Grimes’ slick new single “Go (featuring Blood Diamonds)” is coming soon.  More

Grimes Unearths Lost Collaboration With Majical Cloudz

Shares Song About Overweight Cat On Tumblr

Jul 17, 2014

Grimes just shared another new song with the world, but it's not from her new album. This cut is from 2009, and feature's Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz. More

Listen: Bleachers - “Take Me Away” (Feat. Grimes)

Debut Album Strange Desire Out Today

Jul 15, 2014

Today sees the release of Strange Desire, the debut solo album of Fun.'s Jack Antonoff under the moniker BleachersMore

Jul 09, 2014

Comic-con seems to get bigger every year. Not only are performers flocking to the major geek-convention, but it seems they're playing some larger than life venues. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Grimes, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, alt-J, and More

Plus New Tracks from Radiohead's Phil Selway, School of Seven Bells, Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison, Willis Earl Beal, and Others

Jun 27, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Grimes, Jessie Ware, Radiohead's Phil Selway, Zola Jesus, alt-J, School of Seven Bells, Willis Earl Beal, and much more. More

Jun 26, 2014

Grimes, the musical project of Claire Boucher, has released her first new song in two years. It's called "Go," and it premiered today on Zane Lowe's show on Radio 1 in the U.K. as his "Hottest Record in the World."  More

Jun 10, 2014

The Big Apple's annual outdoor music festival took place June 6th through 9th, 2014, on Randall's Island. Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Grimes, Phoenix, Interpol, Spoon, Janelle Monae, Jenny Lewis, and many others played to large, sweaty NYC crowds, and photographer Robert Kidd was there to cover the action.

Check out his photos of day one here, and days two and three hereMore

Grimes Debuts Three New Songs at Governors Ball

Titled "David," "Sleepwalking" and "Go"

Jun 09, 2014

Hopefully holding true to the release date she revealed earlier this year, Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, is expected to deliver the follow-up to her 2012 breakthrough Visions later this year. More

Jan 09, 2014

Grimes is getting down to business.  More

Watch: Grimes Tour Video Diary

Featuring HAIM, 2 Chainz, and Fun.

Sep 24, 2013

For the past month or so Grimes' Claire Boucher and her boyfriend, Dead Girlfriends' James Brooks, have been traveling across the world performing and generally being a cute couple. More

Watch: Grimes Co-Host the MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet Report

Also Gets Interviewed with Kathleen Hanna

Aug 26, 2013

Before the MTV Video Music Awards officially kicked off last night Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, was on duty alongside Rachel Antonoff reporting for MTV Style's Red Carpet Report. More

Jul 01, 2013

Beggars Group-affiliated label Young Turks has announced that it will be throwing a special New Year's Eve party to ring in 2014 with an all-night set of musical performances in Tulum, Mexico. More

Jun 06, 2013

Grimes recently made an appearance on Last Call With Carson DalyMore

Check Out Photos from Sasquatch Festival 2013 Including alt-J, Grimes, and The xx

Plus Arctic Monkeys, Mumford and Sons, Sigur Rós, The Postal Service and More

Jun 03, 2013

The 2013 Sasquatch music festival took place in Quincey, WA last weekend and we sent photographer Allyce Andrew out to capture the action. Check out her photos of alt-JArctic MonkeysMumford and SonsGrimesThe xxThe Postal ServiceVampire Weekend (and more) here. More

Apr 26, 2013

Over the past week and a half Steve Buscemi has been pulling out the stops to demonstrate his own out-of-touch awkwardness, promoting his collaboration with Vampire Weekend and their upcoming webcast performance at New York's Roseland Ballroom with a number of videos. More

Apr 22, 2013

April 20 was the third day of second weekend of Coachella’s 2013 run. We sent photographer Helen Boast down to cover the action.  More

Jan 11, 2013

Four Tet recently got his hands on our cover artist Grimes’ song “Skin.”  More

Best of 2012 Issue Rdio Playlist

A Few of Our Favorite Cuts From the New Issue

Jan 02, 2013

Here's a new playlist that we've made over at Rdio featuring highlights from our Best of 2012 issue (available now).  More

Digital Version of Best of 2012 Issue Available to Download Now

Issue Features Grimes on the Cover and Also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 28, 2012

The digital version of Under the Radar's Best of 2012 issue is available to download now via Zinio for reading on your iPad, Android, Mac, or PC. Download it here. The digital edition features all the same content of the print version, but also includes 52 extra pages of bonus interviews and photos not found in the print issue. More

Under the Radar Announces the Best of 2012 Issue featuring Grimes on the Cover

Issue also Includes Top 100 Albums of 2012; Artist Surveys; and Interviews with Passion Pit, Scott Walker, Tig Notaro, The xx, Sleigh Bells, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, Jessie Ware, and more

Dec 21, 2012

Under the Radar’s Best of 2012 issue is shipping out to stores and subscribers and will be on newsstands nationwide in January. It features Grimes on the cover and includes interviews with other artists who made an impact in the last year, including Baroness, Julia Holter, Mount Eerie, Tig Notaro, Passion Pit, Purity Ring, Ty Segall, Sleigh Bells, Swans, Trust, Scott Walker, Jessie Ware, Wild Nothing vs. The Go-Betweens, and The xx. Plus the Top 100 albums of the year and Year-End Artist Surveys. More

Grimes Cancels European Tour

Postpones Due to Health Issues

Oct 31, 2012

Recently, Grimes canceled a string of Canadian dates in order to stave off potential hearing damage. Now the electronic sprite has been forced to cancel all her scheduled European stops as well. More

Grimes Cancels Tour Dates

Canada Left in the Cold

Oct 17, 2012

The nonstop pace of Claire Boucher's breakout year seems to have finally caught up with her a bit, as the electro musical artist known as Grimes has been forced to cancel a number of shows, including stops in Calgary and Winnipeg. More

Sep 05, 2012

This month the Polaris Music Prize will be awarded to the year's best album by a Canadian musical artist. More

Aug 22, 2012

What it lacks in explainable concept, Grimes' music video for her single "Genesis" makes up with style and strangeness. More

Aug 15, 2012

Last night Grimes' Claire Boucher made her U.S. television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing the track "Genesis" off her Polaris Prize-nominated album Visions. More

Check Out Photos From Make Music Pasadena 2012

Grimes, Cults, Electric Guest and More

Jun 17, 2012

Yesterday, Pasadena hosted its annual Make Music Pasadena Festival. We set writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out her shots of The Happy HollowsThe Chain Gang of 1974Electric GuestCults, and Grimes More

Nominee Long List of 2012 Polaris Prize Revealed

Include The Weeknd, Leonard Cohen, Feist, Grimes, Japandroids

Jun 15, 2012

The long list of nominees has been announced this year's Polaris Music Prize, honoring the best album of the year by a Canadian artist. More

Grimes Announces Fall Tour

"Mythical Gymnastics Tour" Starts This September

Jun 08, 2012

Claire Boucher, the electronic pop sprite otherwise known as Grimes, has announced that she will embark on a series of live performances this fall starting in September. More

Check Out Photos from The Great Escape Festival 2012 - Grimes, EMA, Django Django, and more

Plus: Beth Jeans Houghton, Porcelain Raft, Slow Club, and others in Brighton, England

May 18, 2012

The eighth annual Great Escape Festival took place last weekend in Brighton, U.K., with many amazing bands gracing the local stages in the charming seaside English town. Here's a gallery of photos from the festival, including photos of GrimesEMABeth Jeans HoughtonDjango DjangoSlow ClubWhen Saints Go Machine, Porcelain Raft, and others. More

May 10, 2012

While her last music video was a bit more used more guerilla film tactics, Grimes' latest is certainly a more polished affair. More

Grimes To Tour With Skrillex, Diplo By Train

Full Flex Express Tour Traveling Through Canada

May 08, 2012

Taking inspiration from the Grateful Dead's 1970 Festival Express Tour with Janis Joplin and The Band, Grimes, Skrillex, and Diplo will commandeer a portion of the Canadian rail network for a series of train-stop performances this July. More

Grimes Launches Jewelry Line

"Pussy Rings" To Be New Fashion Statement

Apr 27, 2012

Grimes is launching a line of jewelry with Montreal-based jeweler and sculptor Morgan Black. More

Apr 25, 2012

She may be 24-years-old, but Canadian electro artist Grimes, aka Claire Boucher, could just as easily pass for someone not even allowed to buy a lottery ticket in the states. More

Mar 20, 2012

What a difference a day makes. Friday night (after a long day at our final SXSW day party—naturally) the Under the Radar team caught three sets. While two artists I had seen earlier in the week, all three shows were significantly different than expected.  More

Mar 17, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go. At any rate, after a full (read: exhausting) day Under the Radar’s second SXSW day party (where every band on the bill could be dubbed a “personal favorite”) I found it in me to stagger over to Pitchfork’s showcase at the Presbyterian Church for Fiona AppleCharli XCXPurity Ring, and Grimes More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Mar 02, 2012

She may be post-internet (not that we’ve figured out exactly what that means), but today Claire Boucher (a.k.a. Grimes) is on the Internet. We have her new video.  More

Listen: Grimes - “Angel”

Stream Bonus Track From Visions

Feb 22, 2012

Yesterday Grimes' Claire Boucher released her new album Visions, achieving with it a fair amount of critical acclaim. More

Feb 13, 2012

With her much-anticipated album Visions slated for release in the states next week, Montreal-based artist Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, has opted to give an early preview of the whole electro-pop effort courtesy of NPR. More

Grimes Signs to 4AD, Releases New Track

New Album Visions Out Feb. 21

Jan 04, 2012

Montreal-based electro-pop songstress Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) recently posted on her Twitter that she has become the most recent signee to 4AD. More



Reviews

Art Angels

Art Angels

4AD

Nov 11, 2015

Art Angels, Grimes' long awaited follow up to 2011's Visions, was already a story months before its release. A rumor first claimed that Grimesaka Claire Boucherscrapped the album entirely in the aftermath of her fans' response to last year's single, "Go," but she later doubled back, citing her own reasons for launching a new direction.  More

Governors Ball: Jack White, Grimes, Jenny Lewis, Damon Albarn and more, June 6th - 8th, 2014

Jun 10, 2014

In its third year on Randall’s Island, New York’s Governors Ball—named for its previous setting, on Governors Island—seems to have finally found steady footing. More

SXSW Recap Day 3: Of Monsters and Men, Kindness, and Grimes

Mar 21, 2012

What a difference a day makes. Friday night (after a long day at our final SXSW day party—naturally) the Under the Radar team caught three sets. While two artists I had seen earlier in the week, all three shows were significantly different than expected.  More

SXSW Recap Day 2: Fiona Apple, Charli XCX, Purity Ring, and Grimes

Mar 19, 2012

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit fuller of electro indie pop. Erm…yeah. Pretty sure that’s how it’s supposed to go.  More

Visions

Visions

Arbutus

Jan 30, 2012

Claire Boucher, the sole-proprietor of Grimes, is billing Visions as her first “real” album—coming a year after a few extraneous curiosities and flashes of interest. More