DOWNLOAD: Grimes - "Vanessa" (MP3)


Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) will accompany power-couple/canucks Handsome Furs on a handful of dates along the east coast this week. Those dates include Thursday's Brooklyn show at the Bell House which was sold out but just went back on sale.

UPDATE: Grimes is no longer on this tour due to visa issues. :-(

Maybe you recently caught Grimes at SXSW like Rachel did...

"Just as I passed the empty lot of an auto-repair shop, I heard a woman introduce herself and begin to play. It was Grimes, who, with her keyboard, knobs, and loops, is much like a female version of Baths... except perhaps a bit more eclectic and confident. (I love Baths, too, don't get me wrong.) But wow. Girl can multi-task. One minute, she's singing into the mic. The next, she has slung the chord over her shoulder and is going at it on the keyboard as she furiously taps pedals and cues samples."

Or maybe you caught Grimes's pre-SXSW show at Silent Barn.

Grimes recently dropped their LP Halfaxa via Arbutus Records (pay what you want) and are working on the follow-up LP, but meanwhile have released a split EP with fellow Canadian D'Eon which is out TODAY (April 12th). Check out "Vanessa" from the Darkbloom split. You can download it above or stream it below. Pick it up at their label.

In May the Handsome Furs will be playing shows overseas including a May 13th show at Coalition in Brighton with the Radio Dept. That show, part of the SXSW-like Great Escape fest, is co-presented by M For Montreal and BrooklynVegan.

Handsome Furs' new album Sound Kapital will be released on June 28 via Sub Pop. Check out the full tracklist and a new track below.

All tour dates, the Grimes song stream, and a video of Grimes at SXSW, below too...

Grimes - Vanessa

Grimes at SXSW 2011

4/13 - Great Scott - Allston, MA *
4/14 - The Bell House - Brooklyn, NY *
4/15 - Gallery 5 - Richmond, VA *
4/17 - King's Barcade - Raleigh, NC *
4/18 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA *

5/11 - wed 11th LEXINGTON w/Soft Moon London, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
5/12 - Thursday 12th 5/the great escape, M for Montreal Festival stage, 3 pm Brighton, England, UNITED KINGDOM
5/12 - the great escape, NME radar stage, 8.30 pm Brighton, England, UNITED KINGDOM
5/13 - the Old Blue Last London?, England, UNITED KINGDOM
5/15 - Whelans Ireland, Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM
5/19 - Stag And Dagger Supporting Toro Y Moi London, England, UNITED KINGDOM
5/20 - Soundcity, The Shipping Forecast w/Cloud Control Liverpool, England, UNITED KINGDOM


Sound Kapital tracklist
01 When I Get Back
02 Damage
03 Bury Me Standing
04 Memories of the Future
05 Serve the People
06 What About Us
07 Repatriated
08 Cheap Music
09 No Feelings

Handsome Furs - 2011 Tour DAtes
04-13 Boston, MA - Great Scott
04-14 Brooklyn, NY - Bell House
04-15 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
04-16 Clemson, SC - Clemson University
04-17 Raleigh, NC - King's Barcade
04-18 Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
04-22 Sofia, Bulgaria - RBF Club - with No Age
04-23 Skopje, MK - Zdravo Mladi Festival - with No Age
04-26 Prishtina, Albania - Club 21 *
04-27 Podgorica, Montenegro - Soul2Soul *
04-28 Dubrovnik, Croatia - Orlando *
04-29 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina - SLOGA
05-03 Vienna, AT - Flex
05-04 Bratislava, SK - Dunaj
05-05 Krakow, PL - Laznia Nowa
05-06 Warsaw, PL - Warsaw Music Week @ Cafe Kulturalna
05-07 Wroclaw, PL - Puzzle
05-08 Prague, CZ - 007
05-09 Berlin, DE - Westgermany
05-11 Gent, BE - De Centrale
05-12 Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
05-13 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape (BV/M For Montreal presents)
05-14 Cardiff, UK - Buffalo Bar
05-16 London, UK - Lexington ^
05-17 Glasgow, UK - Captains Rest
05-19 Liverpool, UK - Sounds City Festival @ Chapel Club
05-20 Paris, FR - Le Flèche d'or
05-21 Bergen, NO - Landmark
05-22 Oslo,NO - Betong
* - With support from Bernays Propaganda
^ - With support from Hundreds

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