quote BioClaire Boucher (born March 17, 1988), also known as Grimes, is a Canadian Montreal-based musician, artist and music video director who sings and plays keyboards.
Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School and moved to Montreal, Quebec where she began to record and perform under the name Grimes. She attended Montreal's McGill University but was expelled for missing over a year's worth of classes.
Grimes debut album, Geidi Primes, was released on cassette in 2010 through Arbutus Records. Later in 2010, Grimes released her second album, Halfaxa, also through Arbutus. In 2011, Grimes released a split 12” with D’eon titled Darkbloom. In May 2011 she opened for Lykke Li on her North American Tour and the following August, her debut album was re-released through No Pain in Pop Records, in CD and vinyl format for the first time. Also in 2011, she made an appearance on Majical Cloudz's single "Dream World" and collaborated with DJ/producer Blood Diamonds.
Grimes announced on her Twitter, in January 2012 that she had signed with record label 4AD. The label released her third full-length LP, Visions, in February 2012 in the United States and March 2012 in other countries with Arbutus releasing in Canada. Upon release, Pitchfork Media listed her 2012 album, Visions, under their Best New Music category.
quote IcedevilI believe the culprit would be her usage of the consumer-friendly program Garage Band to create her albums thus far. It's definitely no substitute for the XX's MPC/Kaoss pad, but it just kind of works for me in conjunction with everything else.I just can't get over the fact how amateurish some of her synths sound, not to mention dat drum machine that is devoid of all emotion.
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