Listen to New Grimes Album

 

Visions arrives next
week.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Over at NPR Music they are streaming the new Grimes album, Visions, in its entirety this week, in
advance of the Feb. 21 release via Arbutus/4AD. Many industry observers predict
that it’s poised to be one of the year’s most rabidly-consumed platters,
including BLURT’s own reviewer, who writes:

 

Grimes is frequently
given to ethereal wordless coos, giddy squeaks and wounded gasps, deploying them
as rhythmic depth charges, and while
some of the sonics also tilt towards the abstract, almost glitchy or Aphex
Twin-like in places, because the melodies stay foregrounded  the accessibility factor is high enough to
give a casual listener the sense of confronting a more mainstream pop album
than might be expected. From the Lykke Li-meets-St. Etienne “Genesis” to the
hypnotic, motorik “Oblivion” to the lush, gospellish “Vowels = Space and Time,”
Boucher’s blossoming star quality shines, her multitracked, soaring/swooning vocals
carrying uncanny echoes of such legendary ‘60s girl groups as the Crystals and
Ronettes. Ultimately,
Visions is an
album that weaves its magic precisely because of all the inherent
contradictions enumerated above.

 

Check out the full album stream at the link above, and be
watching for our interview with the lovely young lady around the time of the
release.

 

Tour Dates:

 

February
18th  Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
19th  Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
20th  Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
21st  Portland, OR – Holocene
22nd  San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
24th  Los Angeles, CA – Echo
25th  San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
27th  Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
29th  Austin, TX – Lamberts

March
1st  Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
2nd  New Orleans, LA – LBC Quad (Tulane Univ)
3rd  Oxford, MS – Cats Purring Dude Ranch
5th  Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
6th  Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
7th  Orlando, FL – Backbooth
8th  Miami, FL – Bardot Miami
9th  Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
13th  Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
14th  Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
19th  Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
20th  Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
21st  Baltimore, MD – Str8 Cavin
22nd  Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
23rd  New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
24th  Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
26th  Boston, MA – Great Scott
31st  Montreal, QB – Cabaret Mile End

 

 

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