Grimes superimposes experimentation (generally in the realm of genre-hopping/ fusion and vocal virtuosity) into a pop structure, to create music that is both accessible but avante-gard. She has had significant blog success; for example as Gorilla vs. Bear's favorite tape of 2010 on Alterered Zones.


Grimes is weird pop influenced by styles such as R&B, Industrial, goth, hip hop and Western medieval organum. She is noted for simple but strong percussion, vocal virtuosity, and addictive melodies. Despite having little acquaintance with music before the age of 18, Grimes (22) has overcome this barrier and used it to her advantage, exploding onto the music scene with a sound that is that is far different from that of her peers, and extremely broad in it's references (Mariah Carey, Salem, Cocteau Twins, Gang Gang Dance, The Smiths, Prince). And yet, while all Grimes songs are different and genre-bending, there is a strong sound that is fully her own, characterized primarily by her chameleon-like voice.
She cannot read music and has no understanding of theory or notation, so her attempts to imitate often fail. Rather, the result is particularly unique, strangely beautiful, sometimes scary, frequently melancholic and catchy as hell.


Geidi Primes (2010)
Halfaxa (2010)
Darkbloom (2011)

Set List

1. Heartbeats
2. birds
3. crystal ball
4. Halfaxa
5. roses