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Spanning influences such as dream pop, R&B, electronic music, hip-hop, and more, Grimes is the project of Vancouver-born and raised singer/songwriter/producer/visual artist Claire Boucher. She began making music while studying neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, though her focus on music -- which included staging shows at an old textile factory that she and her friends dubbed Lab Synthèse -- ultimately led to her expulsion from the school. The scene that spawned Lab Synthèse also founded Arbutus Records, the label that released Boucher's early work. Two songs released under her own name appeared on Arbutus' spring 2009 sampler; her first two albums as Grimes, Geidi Primes and Halfaxa, arrived via the label in 2010. The following year, she collaborated on a split EP with d'Eon that was co-released by Arbutus and the like-minded Hippos in Tanks and appeared on Lykke Li's North American tour before announcing she had signed to 4AD in late 2011. Her debut for the label, Visions, arrived in early 2012. Its mix of bright pop and dark atmospheres earned instant critical acclaim, with the album appearing on many "Best of 2012" lists and earning a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. Grimes signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company in 2013, and released the single "Go" -- which was allegedly written for Rihanna -- in 2014. As she continued to work on her fourth album, in 2015 she collaborated with Bleachers on the song "Entropy," which appeared on the HBO TV series Girls, and released another single, "REALiTi," which featured a video directed by Boucher. That October, Grimes released her artwork for the upcoming album Art Angels as well as the singles "Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream" and "Scream," a collaboration with Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. Art Angels was first issued as a digital release in November 2015, with physical releases arriving that December. ~ Heather Phares
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    Indie Rock Mix
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Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Genesis
  3.   Oblivion
  4.   Nightmusic
  5.   Flesh Without Blood
  6.   Crystal Ball
  7.   Go by Blood Diamonds
  8.   Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U)
  9.   Venus In Fleurs
  10.   Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus)
  11.   Circumambient
  12.   My Sister Says the Saddest Things
  13.   Weregild
  14.   Kill vs. Maim
  15.   Realiti
  16.   Sagrad
  17.   Venus Fly
  18.   California
  19.   Butterfly
  20.   Life in the Vivid Dream
  21.   Laughing and Not Being Normal
  22.   Easily
  23.   Eight
  24.   Know the Way (Outro)
  25.   River
  26.   World Princess, Pt. 2
  27.   Pin
  28.   Artangels
  29.   Scream
  30.   Vanessa
  31.   Orphia
  32.   Avi
  33.   Visiting Statue
  34.   Vowels = Space and Time
  35.   Devon
  36.   Infinite Love Without Fulfilment
  37.   Ivory
  38.   Transparancy by d'Eon
  39.   [Untranslated]
  40.   Favriel
  41.   Intor/Flowers
  42.   Belly of the Beat
  43.   Beast Infection
  44.   Grisgris
  45.   Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
  46.   Zoal, Face Dancer
  47.   Caladan
  48.   World Princess
  49.   Swan Song
  50.   Outer
  51.   Dragvandil
  52.   Rosa
  53.   Dream Fortress
  54.   Hallways
  55.   Hedra
  56.   Skin
  57.   Be a Body
  58.   Gambang
  59.   Urban Twilight
  60.   Shadout Mapes
  61.   Sardaukar Levenbrech
  62.   Heartbeats
  63.   Omega
  64.   Rasik
  65.   [untitled]

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