Polaris 2012

Get to Know Your Short List



Claire Boucher, better known as Vancouver’s Grimes, has finally hit the Polaris Short List with her third effort, Visions. All of which is pretty impressive, considering she’s only just 24.
A visual artist, music video director, and singer-songwriter, Grimes is a bit hard to pin down. As is her sound; often described as “experimental”, it falls somewhere between industrial and synthpop. Visions is the soundtrack to a dark rave, infused with vocals like the twinkling of the tiniest star.
While some find Grimes’ industrial-strength glitter a tad aurally tiresome, Polaris is known for championing the eclectic. Check out inaugural winner Final Fantasy, or 2008’s Carbiou.
The winner will be chosen at the Polaris Gala on September 24th in Toronto. Catch the live webcast on Muchmusic.com


About J2

What happens when you're a wordsy music aficionado who works for NXNE, CMW, HPX, Olio Music Festival, The JUNOs and Polaris Music Prize? You spend all of your free time blogging about it... Follow on Twitter if you're so inclined: @HearPlugged

Posted on September 22, 2012, in Album Reviews, Sound Bites and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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