SXSW 2012 Spotlight: Grimes

Grimes is a name that you are about to become overly familiar with, and today the artist debuted her new video for “Oblivion.” The song is a dark pop masterpiece that’s lyrics send chills down my spine. Along with the video Grimes announced her latest tour dates and that she would be playing with Lost in Reviews’ favorite Born Gold. You can check out the new video below and see if Grimes is coming to a city near you. If you are attending this year’s SXSW and you don’t have singer Claire Boucher’s band added to your list you may want to reconsider your whole schedule. Grimes’ critically acclaimed album Visions  is out now.

Grimes 2012 Tour Dates

3/02  New Orleans, LA – LBC Quad (Tulane Univ)*
3/03  Oxford, MS – Cats Purring Dude Ranch*
3/05  Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
3/06  Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*
3/07  Orlando, FL – Backbooth*
3/08  Miami, FL – Bardot Miami*
3/09  Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival !
3/10  Nuevo León, Mexico – NRML Festival
3/13  Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry*
3/14  Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
3/15  Austin, TX – Pitchfork SXSW Showcase @ Central Presbyterian Church (1045pm set) &
3/16  Austin, TX – Filter SXSW Showcase @ Clive Bar (1130pm set) #
3/17  Austin, TX – Urban Outfitters SXSW Showcase (6pm set time) %
3/19  Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern*
3/20  Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox*
3/21  Baltimore, MD – Str8 Cavin*
3/22  Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church*
3/23  New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (early + late show)*
3/24  Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands*
3/26  Boston, MA – Great Scott*
3/31  Montreal, QB – Cabaret Mile End*
7/14  Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival @

* with Born Gold
! with The War On Drugs, The Men, Doldrums, Caveman
& with Fiona Apple, Purity Ring, Charli XCX, Nicolas Jaar and The-Dream
# with YACHT, MNDR & More
% with Light Asylum, Peaking Lights & More

By Ryan Davis

About Ryan Davis

Ryan is the Founder of Lost in Reviews, a member of The Kansas City Film Critic's Circle, and a key component in the movement to digitally restore the 1986 classic film The Gate. Ryan is also the co-host of Blu Monday a DVD and Blu Ray review show which Lost in Reviews co-founder Angela Davis also appears. While he may be a film and music snob, that doesn't mean you can't be friends. Well it could if you don't like the same bands or films he does, overall it might be best to avoid the subject all together.

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