DOWNLOAD: Grimes - Devon (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Doldrums - Parrot Talk (MP3)


Montreal's Grimes are swinging through town in the next week on their way down to SXSW, playing Silent Barn on Monday (3/7). Did anyone go see Grimes when they were here last October? The pseudonymn of artist Claire Boucher, Grimes latest, Halafaxa, is still a "pay what you want" download from their label's website. Ethereal, occasionally dub-infected and danceable, Halafaxa should appeal to fans of Delorean and Sally Shapiro (or even old 4AD bands like This Mortal Coil or Dif Juz). Definitely worth a click. You can download "Devon" from it at the top of the this post to give you a taste.

If you're heading to Austin this year, Grimes is playing a bunch of times during the week, including Tuesday, March 15's M for Mikey Montreal showcase that also features Esben & the Witch, Delicate Steve, Diamond Rings and Dominique Young Unique... as well as a second official showcase on Saturday (3/19) where she plays with Montreal neighbors Braids who are playing the BrooklynVegan/M For Montreal party at Swan Dive/Barbarella that same day (more details TBA soon!). All tour dates are below.


Also playing the Silent Barn show and touring with Grimes down to Austin is Toronto artist Doldrums, aka Eric Asher who some of you may remember from the band Spiral Beach (they opened for Sloan at Bowery Ballroom back in 2007). Doldrums shows are a mix of live performance, samples and distorted video projections and his new single "Euphoria" is out now on Toronto label We Are Busy Bodies and you can watch the video for it below. You can also check out Doldrums track "Parrot Talk" at the top of this post.

Doldrums play SXSW as well, including the official We Are Busy Bodies showcase on Thursday, March 17 with Japanther, Zoobombs and Neon Windbreaker. All Grimes/Doldrums tourdates are below.

Doldrums - Euphoria

M for Mikey Montreal @9:00pm @ The Spill

Opening night party! - Tuesday, March 15th in Austin
A special treat curated by M for Montreal's very own Mikey Rishwain Bernard
9:00pm - GRIMES


All Grimes/Doldrums - 2011 Tour Dates
Grimes - 2011 Tour Dates
March 4 Montreal, QC - Espace Reunion w/ Pat Jordache, Cousins, DJ Andrew WK
March 7 Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn w/ Alaskas, Eola
March 8 Baltimore, MD - Copycat
March 9 Athens, GA - Farm 255 w/ Prince Rama, Quiet Hooves
March 10 Gainesville, FL - the Laboratory w/ Hear Hums
March 11 Baton Rouge, LA - Red Star
March 12 New Orleans, LA
March 15 SXSW, TX Grimes @ The Spill w/ Diamond Rings, Esben & The Witch
March 16 SXSW, TX Doldrums @ Club 1808 w/ Rich Aucoin, Zoobombs
March 17 SXSW, TX Doldrums @ Havana w/ Japanther, Neon Windbreaker (We Are Busy Bodies Showcase)
March 18 SXSW, TX Grimes & Doldrums @ The Spill w/ Pat Jordache, Sean Nicholas Savage
March 18 SXSW, TX Grimes @ Klub Krucial w/ Toro Y Moi, The Fresh & Onlys (Gorilla Vs. Bear/Mexican Summer Showcase)
March 19 SXSW, TX Grimes @ Club Deville w/ Gobble Gobble, Braids (Pop Montreal Showcase)
March 19 SXSW, TX Doldrums @ 2109 Scenic Dr w/ Gobble Gobble
March 20 Shreveport, LA - Dalzell House w/ Rich Aucoin, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
March 21 Pensacola, FL - 720 North V Street w/ Rich Aucoin, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
March 22 Athens, GA - Farm255
March 23 Bloomington, IN
March 24 Detroit, MI - North End Studios
March 25 Sarnia, ON - Trinity Lounge
March 25 Toronto, ON - Everlasting Joy

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