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GRIMES, despite the fact that her name would lead you to think she’s either:

  • a. male
  • b. a garage rock band
  • c. an underage white rapper
  • d. related to that Shanae Grimes girl from 90210 (googling her sucks)

is a pretty Canadian girl named Claire Boucher who looks and sounds like a cross between Feist and Kate Bush, with a healthy dose of  Lykke Li thrown in. She’s been riding some solid buzz since last year’s HALFAXA LP but is taking a turn for lighter, dancier lands with a split DARKBLOOM EP she just released with her Montreal compatrion D’Eon. I’ve been listening to this “VANESSA” jam for a couple of days non stop (and actually watching the video, which is rare for me): space station dance pop with a voice that’ll get imprinted in your mind no doubt.

Catch her live next opening for (guess who?) LYKKE LI @ 930 club in what is bound to be the most marriage proposal worthy show of this month.

LISTEN HERE:

DOWNLOAD MP3 HERE: CLICK CLICK

WATCH THE (SELF-DIRECTED) VIDEO HERE:

Grimes – Vanessa from Arbutus Records on Vimeo.

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