Because I’ve been listening to it so much, I should mention this newish album by Grimes called Visions (Amazon). It’s quite good. Her earlier albums were a bit over my head.
I love this anecdote from Wikipedia:
In 2009, Boucher and her then-boyfriend from Tennessee constructed a 20-foot houseboat, named the “Velvet Glove Cast in Iron,” with the intention to sail it down the Mississippi River from Minneapolis to New Orleans. The cargo included chickens, a typewriter, 20 pounds of potatoes and a gifted copy of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Boucher and her companion adopted the names “Varuschka” and “Zelda Xox” for the trip. Due to engine trouble and subsequent harassment from the Minnesota police, the journey was cut short and the houseboat and chickens were impounded.
Also, the video for this song is worth watching.
Update If you’re near the 2nd Avenue stop in NYC this Friday, you should check out her art opening at Audio Visual Arts. From their site:
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I’m seeing a certain synergy here, because she’s playing two shows at Mercury that night.
Update Oh and I know someone who’s going! Mooshiepoo, don’t even think of taking $200 for that ticket.