Grimes: California

Grimes - "California" (4AD): Art-popster Grimes (aka Clare Boucher) was clearly aiming for breakthrough commercial success with last year’s album Art Angels. She didn’t top sales charts, but topped many major critic’s polls. iTunes named it the Top Indie Album of the Year, and it was a campus radio hit. She has actually generated more noise in the US than Canada, and she appeared on Jimmy Fallon last week. Expect attention to be given her new video for this Art Angels track, released yesterday. The self-directed clip features cameos from singer Megan James of Purity Ring and  Mac Boucher. It has a vivid and bright feel that neatly complements the glossy production of the cut. Grimes plays a club show in Washington DC on May 13, then hits the arenas opening for Florence and The Machine. Her Canadian fans likely already know she’ll be playing Bestival in Toronto and Osheaga in Montreal. 



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