Grimes digitally released her highly anticipated album ‘Art Angels,’ via 4AD. Vinyl, CD and limited edition cassette formats will be released worldwide on December 11.
Grimes self-directed video for “Flesh Without Blood”/ “Life in the Vivid Dream,” released just last week already boasts over 2 million views. Watch here:Http://smarturl.it/FWBvideo
“Scream,” also released last week, features Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. FADER calls the song “an aggressive, industrial cacophony of crunching industrial beats, bloodthirsty panting and a stabbing guitar riff.” Also featured on the album is an appearance by Wondaland Records impresario Janelle Monáe.
The album was recorded primarily in Grimes home studio in Los Angeles, CA, where she relocated to in 2014. Like all of her previous albums, ‘Art Angels’ was written and recorded entirely as a solo endeavor. The new album features more live instrumentation than ever before on a Grimes record. She plays piano, guitar and violin, continuing her evolution as a musician and a producer for her most ambitious album to date.
Grimes is in the midst of a month of North American dates on her ‘Rhinestone Cowgirls’ tour. Click here to see a full list of dates. She plays Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest on Nov 7 and NYC’s Terminal 5 on Nov 16. Dates in South Korea, Japan, Europe and the Laneway Festival in Singapore, New Zealand and Australia are confirmed for early 2016.
1. laughing and not being normal
3. SCREAM ft. Aristophanes
4. Flesh without Blood
5. Belly of the beat
6. Kill V. Maim
11. World Princess part II
12. Venus Fly ft. Janelle Monáe
13. Life in the Vivid Dream
Nov 7th – FUN FUN FUN Fest, Austin,TX
9th – Republic, New Orleans, LA
10th – Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
11th -Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
13th – 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.
14th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
16th – Terminal 5, New York, NY
18th – Musical Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
20th – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
21st – Métropolis, Montreal, QC, Canada
22nd – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
24th – Smart Bar, Chicago, IL
25th – Metro, Chicago, IL