Grimes Album Released On March 12th, New Video Online Now, London Heaven Date Announced, SXSW Shows Confirmed‏ [News]

March 5, 2012

Visions Released Through 4AD On March 12th, New Video Online Now, London Heaven Date Announced

In advance of the release of Visions, the new album from Grimes, the video for ‘Oblivion’ went online on Friday. Already exceeding 200k views, it was directed by Emily Kai Bock and features Claire partying at a Motocross event, American football game and in a locker room. It’s also a blast. You can watch below- 

Visions, her debut album for 4AD, is out a week today (March 12th). More information here. See below for some choice press quotes…

“An astounding record.” The Observer
“You’ll have to search long and hard to find a more original and distinctive album this year.” Q (4/5)
“Visions gestures skyward and beyond.” Pitchfork (8.5 – Best New Music)
“A glitchy shimmering dance record.” MOJO (4/5)
“A star is being born.” Clash (8/10)
“Easily Ms. Boucher’s best work and one of the most impressive albums of the year so far.” New York Times
“Beneath the pop veneer of this glacially-cool record there’s a genuinely fresh, bizarre r’n’b undercurrent.” The Fly (4/5 – Album of the Month)
“A captivating record… A fine illustration of Boucher’s focus and good humour.” The Skinny (4/5 – Album of the Month)
“Visions is a more focused album than the spaced-out Halfaxa or the disparate Geidi Primes but one of the key charms of Grimes’ sound is its unforcedness.” The Quietus
“This jaw dropping record makes you look at your music collection and realise just how safe and downright lazy a lot of it is.” The List (4/5 – Album of the Month)
“An album that sits comfortably in the 4AD canon of excellence.” Music OMH (4.5/5)

Grimes is currently on tour in North America and reaches the UK in May to play a handful of dates. Her show at London’s XOYO has sold out already so a headline show at London’s Heaven on September 5th is ready to be announced. Tickets will be available from 9am this Friday from

6th – Simple Things Festival, Bristol
7th – Berkeley Suite, Glasgow
8th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
9th – XOYO, London – SOLD OUT
10th – Islington Mill, Manchester
11th – The Great Escape, Brighton

2nd – Field Day Festival, London

5th – Heaven, London

Finally, anyone heading out to SXSW in a few weeks time will be able to catch her at the following shows…

15th – Pitchfork @ Central Presbyterian Church (10.45pm)
16th – Filter Magazine @ Clive Bar (11.30pm)
17th – Urban Outfitters @ 2406 Guadalupe St. (6pm)

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